Commercial Fire Damage Repair Permit

Instrument Reference Number
Areas of Interest
Valid Period
6 Months
Not Required
Plan Review
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
Processing Time
15 Business Days

Permit for repairing a commercial structure damaged by fire or other catastrophic event.

After Approval

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

Apply What you need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Fire Damage Report
  • Repairs Spec List or two sets of plans, depending on the extent of the damages.


Note: A fire damage inspection must be performed by the Structural Inspections Section, before applying for the permit.

To schedule an appointment, contact 832-394-8840. A City inspector will visit the site, assess the damages and provide a fire damage report.


Apply Online Steps

1. Log in or create an iPermits account at: (IF AVAILABLE)

2. Complete building permit application

3. Pay plan review fee(s)

4. Receive email invitation to upload plans.

Apply Conditions & Exceptions

May require approval by any or all of the following groups based on scope or other conditions: Structural, Planning, Utilities, Stormwater, Traffic, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Infrastructure, Forestry, Sprinklers, Fire Marshall, Health, Engineering, Flood Plain

Plan Review What you need
  • Building Permit Application
  • Fire Damage Report
  • Repairs Spec List or Complete Set of Plans Uploaded, depending on the extent of the damages.
  • Based on the scope of the work architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler/standpipe, fire alarm, and fire-suppression drawings may be required
Plan Review Submit Online Steps

Once application is approved and the plan review fee (PX) has been paid, an email to upload and submit plans will be sent to the applicant.

Plan Review Conditions & Exceptions

Plans must be submitted for review by all applicable departments.

Inspection What you need

Fire damage repair spec list and permit required to be on-site for the inspection. If corrections are required, call (832)394-8840 for a reinspection.

Inspection Schedule by Phone Steps

To schedule inspections, contact the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 713-222-9922. Trade inspections must be scheduled by the appropriate registered licensed contractor.

Inspection Schedule Online Steps

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

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