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Grading Permits for Excavation and Fill Worksheet (CE1094)

Last updated: 10/08/2019

Commercial or Residential Roofing Overlay Only (CE1104)

Last updated: 10/09/2019

Airport Land Use - Sound Attenuation Form (CE1202)

This form is to assist in the plan review, permit and inspection process for those properties that have been required by the Airport Land Use ordinance to meet sound attenuation requirements. This form is to be completed by the designer or builder to ensure that either the prescriptive code requirements are met or an approved assembly is utilized to meet the requirements in the building code.

Last updated: 10/15/2019

Calculation of Impervious Percentage (CE1207)

A tool to assist in determining the amount of impervious area as a percentage on lots 15,000 square feet or less.

Last updated: 5.3.2021

Residential Homeowners Guidelines to the Permitting Process

A homeowner's guide to the residential permitting process in the City of Houston.

Last updated: 06/24/2020

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: 11/28/2018

2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Houston Amendments

2012 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) Houston Amendments.

Last updated: 2/1/2016

2012 Code Words

Interpretations and applications of the Houston adopted codes: 2012 IBC, 2012 IRC, 2014 NEC, 2012 UMC, 2012 UPC, 2009 IECC, and ASHRAE 90.1-2007

Last updated: 05/19/2020

Independent Third Party Energy Technician Registration Form (CE1216)

Form required to registered as an Independent Third Party Energy Technician. 

Last updated: 04/06/2021