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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

Independent Third Party Energy Technician Registration Form (CE1216)

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

Last updated: 04/06/2021

Independent Third Party Energy Technician Registration Guidelines (CE1217)

Registration and renewal procedures for Independent Third Party Technician

Last updated: 06/25/2020

20-02-R Residential Non-Fire Rated Wall Section Template (Two Story - Siding)

The template drawing is to assist in the preparation of plans for residential remodeling and addition projects

Commercial Plan Review Checklist for Traffic

Commercial plan review checklist for Traffic (OCE001)

Sign Administration Online Payment Instructions

Online guide to pay sign operating permit renewals

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