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Application for Plan Review

Projects within the right-of-way or public utilities easement. 

Swimming Pool Demolition Guidelines (CE1090)

The following detail and specifications, issued in conjunction with the Department of Neighborhoods and Health Department, identifies requirements for the demolition of swimming pools and spas; including, but not limited to, pools determined to be in violation of the City of Houston Minimum Standards or Dangerous Building Ordinance.

Last updated: 10-03-2019

Development Site Plan Review

This document includes the following:

  • Requirements
  • Off Street Parking
  • Landscape Analysis Form
  • Non-single Family Residential
Residential Permitting 101

A general overview of the residential building permit process. This presentation will outline the basic steps involved in submitting plans for review, obtaining permits, and scheduling inspections for one and two family dwellings.

Last updated: 3/29/2019

Residential Standby Generator Permit and Inspection Guide (CE1060)

This handout was created to aid customers with understanding the permit and inspection process to install a residential standby generator. Included are the required permits, items that must be available to city field inspectors at the construction site, and the items that the city inspectors will be verifying in the field during the inspection process.

Last updated: 10-01-2019

Commercial Permitting 101

This document is a brief overview of the typical commercial building permit process for the City of Houston. Links are added for reference. Please contact Building Code Enforcement for assistance with specific questions pertaining to your individual project: 832.394.9494. Presentation, May 31, 2007.

Last updated: 11/28/2018

Quick Start I Plan Review Procedures (CE1071)

To provide a means for expediting the plan review of large commercial design projects prepared by professional (licensed architect/engineer) designers, and which are ready for final plan re-submittal for minimal corrections. A paid review meeting may be scheduled to review corrections for permit issuance

Last updated: 09-30-2019

Foundation Elevation Plan Review Requirements

Beginning June 6, 2012 all new construction plans will require the following items to be clearly identified on the site plan to demonstrate foundation elevation compliance.

Last updated: 6/6/2016

Standpipe Plan Review Checklist (CE1353)

The plan review checklist was created to assist customers submitting plans for standpipe systems for HFD plan review and permit approval.

Updated: 8/20/2019

Commercial Plan Review Flowchart

Flowchart of standard commercial plan review routing and workflow