Commercial/Multi-Family Addition

Instrument Reference Number
HPWFMO1015
Areas of Interest
Valid Period
5 years
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Plan Review
Required
Admin fee
$29.72
Plan review fee
Varies (see Conditions & Exceptions)
Processing Time
1-3 business days
About

Commercial/multi-family addition include the square footage addition to an existing commercial building. This includes the footprint addition to an existing structure.

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, pre-fill (if introducing additional fill on site), 2nd elevation certificate, 3rd elevation certificate 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.

Fees

Development permit fees 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
  • Project Cost Estimate, signed, notarized OR sealed by licensed Engineer or Architect (if located in Zone A, AO, AE)
  • HCAD summary or private appraisal
  • Mitigation Plan
  • Elevation certificate demonstrating that the structure is compliant by elevation per Chapter 19 ordinance
  • Elevation plan sheet
  • Conveyance Analysis (if property lies in conveyance zone)
  • Topographic survey
Plan Review Submit in Person Steps

Two copies of plans/documentation can be 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 will be required if the scope of work is located in the floodway.

Inspection What you need
  • Pre-Construction Inspection: A copy of the approved plans and permit onsite.
  • Pre-Fill Inspection:
    • A copy of the approved plans onsite
    • A completed Pre-Fill Mitigation Certificate.
    • May require: a pre-fill topographical survey and/or evidence of spoils removal and placement outside of the floodplain.
  • 2nd Elevation Certificate Inspection:
    • A copy of the approved plans onsite.
    • A correct, completed original Elevation Certificate marked “Building Under Construction” in section C1 of the certificate.
  • 3rd Elevation Certificate Inspection:
    • A copy of the approved plans onsite.
    • A correct, completed original Elevation Certificate marked “Finished Construction” in section C1 of the certificate.
  • Site work Final Inspection:
    • A copy of the approved plans onsite
    • May require: As-Built Survey, As-Built Mitigation Plan/Calculations, evidence of spoils removal and placement outside of the floodplain.
  • Final Floodplain Inspection:
    • A copy of the approved plans onsite.
      • May require: Flood Proofing Certificate.
Inspection Schedule by Phone Steps

In Person: 832.394.8854

Automated: 713.222.9922

Inspection Schedule Online Steps

Enter the appropriate project number and click the Submit button.


Source URL: https://www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/hpwfmo1015