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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
Procedures and qualifications for paid plan review (customer paid overtime).
Last updated: 1/1/2020
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
To define the minimum plan review requirements to obtain a building permit for the installation of a Modular or Prefabricated Building. Code requirements that apply to newly constructed buildings also apply to these prefabricated structures except state approved plans which are accepted without additional review.
Last updated: 10/09/2019
Guidelines for a successful mylar walk through.
Last updated: 12/6/2019
To provide a means for expediting the plan review of large commercial design projects prepared by professional (licensed architect/engineer) designers, and which are ready for final plan re-submittal for minimal corrections. A paid review meeting may be scheduled to review corrections for permit issuance
Last updated: 09-30-2019
The Commercial Plan Review process will enable your building and improvement plans to be reviewed for Houston Construction Code compliance prior to issuance of a building permit.
Last updated: 11/10/2021
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
The 2015 Houston Commercial Energy Conservation Code with local Amendments, effective December 9th, 2016, contains mandatory cool roofing provisions for new commercial buildings and alterations to existing commercial buildings.