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Live-Work Program (CE1277)

This guide provides an overview of the qualifications and submittal requirements for projects that wish to establish a Live-Work unit through the Occupancy Inspection Section.

Last updated: 2/13/2019

Overview of the General Commercial Permit Process (CE1279)

This brochure is intended to provide a very high level overview of the commercial building permit process.

Last updated: 1/1/2019

Multi-Family Habitability Article IV
2147 Prerequisites Plan Procedures

Prerequisites Plan Procedures.

Occupancy Inspections for Existing Buildings (CE1278)

This guide provides the qualifications and submittal requirements for requesting a Certificate of Occupancy for existing buildings.

Last updated: 2/12/2019

Floodplain Information Services brochure

General information about the Floodplain Management Office and their services.

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: 02/24/2021

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: 05/04/2022

Appointment Scheduler and Check-in Guide for Plan Review

Step by step guide on how to schedule an appointment online and to check-in for your appointment.

Last updated: 6/27/2014

Sidewalk and Roadway Obstructions and Impairments Ordinance Rules and Regulations

Summary of Sidewalk and Roadway Obstructions and Impairments Ordinance