Commercial/Multi-Family Driveway

Instrument Reference Number
Areas of Interest
Valid Period
5 years
Not Required
Plan Review
Admin fee
Plan review fee
$385.98 (non-substantial, minimum); $1,576.08 (substantial, minimum); see Conditions and Exceptions for more information
Processing Time
1 business day

Commercial/Multi-family driveway is defined as flatwork providing vehicular access to a private commercial property

After Approval

Applicant must pay for permit prior to construction.
Permit must be kept on premises in public view, facing the right of way.
Pre-construction and final inspections are conducted.

Conditions and Exceptions
  1. Floodplain development permit is not complete until signed.
  2. Violations of the permit will be subject to citations as provided per Chapter 19 of the Code of Ordinances.


Development permit fees may vary depending on acreage size and if the parcel is located in a conveyance zone or the floodway. See the City Fee Schedule and search for "flood plain" for more details.

Plan Review What you need
  • Building permit application
  • Dimensioned site plan showing all proposed flatwork; the site plan should note if the flatwork will match existing adjacent grade. If not, a mitigation plan is required for fill between natural grade and the 500 year elevation.


Plan Review Submit in Person Steps

Two copies of plans/documentation can either be walked through OR submitted at the permit counter.

Plan Review Submit Online Steps

Applicant can use Project Dox to submit online

1. Upload all required documents and drawings.
2. Mark complete the assigned task.

Plan Review Conditions & Exceptions

Pre-development meeting with Floodplain plan reviewer if scope of work is located in the floodway.

Inspection What you need
Pre-Construction Inspection

A copy of the approved plans onsite
A copy of permit onsite

Final Floodplain Inspection 

Only a copy of the approved plans onsite

Inspection Schedule by Phone Steps

In Person: (832) 394-885

Automated: (713) 222-9922

Inspection Schedule Online Steps

Enter the appropriate project number and click the Submit button.

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