Residential Demolition Permit

Instrument Reference Number
Valid Period
180 days
Not Required
Plan Review
Not Required
$90.06 for the 1st Story; $45.03 for each additional story
Admin fee
Processing Time
1 business day

A demolition permit is required for the demolition of any residential structure or building within the City of Houston.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on site until final approval is granted.

Apply What you need

Note:  Before an application for a demolition permit is submitted, a master plumber licensed with the State of Texas and registered with the City of Houston must purchase a plumbing permit to disconnect all sewer and water supply lines connected to the building/structure being demolished. Once the master plumber completes the work, it must be inspected and approved.

Apply Online Steps
  1. Email a completed building permit application and asbestos survey, if applicable, to [email protected]. Note: Sewer disconnect permit must have been purchased and finaled.
  2. Sales Order will by emailed by the Permits Office
  3. Pay for the permit via iPermits. To create an iPermits account or login visit
Apply by Email

Available only for Advance Pay Account holders.

  1. Fax a completed building permit application and asbestos survey (if applicable) to 832-394-9618. 
Inspection What you need
  • A plumbing inspection is required for the sewer disconnect. It must be scheduled by the master plumber.
  • A demolition inspection is required once the building has been demolished.
  • Permits are required to be on-site for the inspections.
Inspection Schedule by Phone Steps

To schedule the final demolition inspection, contact the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 713-222-9922.

Inspection Schedule Online Steps

Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click Submit button.

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