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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.
Permitting, plan review and inspection guidelines for electric vehicle charging station.
Last updated: 10/22/2019