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Electric Vehicle Charging Station Permit Guideline (CE1256)

Permitting, plan review and inspection guidelines for electric vehicle charging station.

Last updated: 3/5/2018

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 Prerequisite Checklist (CE1301)

New single-family residential plans must be submitted with this checklist in order for plans to be considered as complete for the purpose of plan review.

Last updated: 9/1/2018

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

Model Home Program for New Residences (CE1091)

The Model Home Program is designed to save both time and money to builders and developers who build (10) or more units of the same model home over the span of a year.

Last updated: 4/1/2019

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

Commercial Plan Review Submittal Guide (CE1083)

The Commercial Plan Review process will enable your building and improvement plans to be reviewed for Houston Building Code compliance prior to issuance of a building permit. 

Last updated: 8/12/2014