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Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Plan Review and Submittal Requirements (CE1041)

Extraterritorial Jurisdiction “ETJ” is all unincorporated territory extending 5 miles beyond the corporate boundaries of the city limits of Houston as established by Chapter 42 – Texas Local Government code.

Last updated: 01/01/2022

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

Phased Construction Permitting Options (CE1098)

Options for phase construction permitting and plan review

Last updated: 10/08/2019

Pedestrian Protection Permit Guideline (CE1124)

This guide outlines the permit and the plan review process associated with erecting scaffolding and other structures to serve as pedestrian protection during construction, repairs, and demolition projects.

Last updated: 01-01-2022

Sign Administration Procedures for Paid Plan Review (CE 1335)

Procedures and qualifications for paid plan review (customer paid overtime).

 

Last updated: 1/1/2020

Residential Site Improvement for Private Subdivision (CE1130)

In an attempt to reduce the number of plan submittals, the following items are required in the construction documents for all Residential Site Improvement projects.

Last updated: 10/15/2019

Sprinkler Go-to-Work Permit Guideline (CE1260)

By state law, sprinkler plans must be designed by a licensed sprinkler contractor. Typically, the sprinkler contractor is selected by the general contractor after the construction documents have been submitted for permit or the building permit has been issued. As a result, sprinkler drawings are designed and submitted after the building plans are reviewed and construction has commenced.

Last updated: 01-01-2022

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

Sidewalk and Roadway Obstructions and Impairments Ordinance Rules and Regulations

Summary of Sidewalk and Roadway Obstructions and Impairments Ordinance

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: 01-01-2021