Approval of a development plat

Instrument Reference Number
Valid Period
Life of permit
Not Required
Plan Review
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
Processing Time
5 days

Site plan prepared and approved pursuant to Sec 42-22 - Development of property through the new construction or enlargement of any exterior dimension of any building, structure or improvement within the city or its extraterritorial jurisdiction shall require a development plat, except that the following types of development shall be exempt from this requirement: (Sec 42-22: 1-6)

After Approval

Remain in compliance with approved permit set.

Apply What you need

The following must be included with the submitted permit set of drawings:

  • Detailed site plan (2 copies; per minimum requirements below)
  • Recorded plat (with property normally designated as Unrestricted Reserve; and survey upon request)
  • Prior review information if resubmittal (Markups, notes and/or correspondence from staff)
Apply Online Steps

Complete a building permit application via iPermits Portal and include in plan set submittal.

Apply in Person Steps

Include in building permit set. (Paper or Electronic)

Apply Conditions & Exceptions

Refer to Chapter 42-22 (1-5)

Plan Review What you need
  • Proof of ownership,
  • Include a civil or architectural drawn site plan in building permit set. (Paper or Electronic)
Plan Review Submit in Person Steps
  1. Submit documents and plans at the Permits Office located on the first floor at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.
  2. Plans will be routed to the Planning Department.
  3. Customer will be notified when plans are ready for pickup.
  4. Re-submittals are accepted on the 3rd floor window.
Plan Review Submit Online Steps
  1. Log into ProjectDox portal and upload plan set into the appropriate folders.
  2. Complete the assigned task to notify the City the plan set is ready for review.

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