Commercial Remodel Permit

Structural Inspections - HPWCODE1150
Contact
Houston Public Works
Structural Inspections

1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.8840
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
See City of Houston fee schedule
Admin fee
$28.50
Valid Period
6 Months
Processing Time
15 Business Days

About

Commercial construction. New buildings, remodel or conversion of existing buildings or additions to existing buildings.

After Approval

Permit must be kept on site until final approval is granted.

What You Need
  • Building Permit Application (CE-1263)
  • Declaration in Support of Application for City of Houston Building Permit: Individual or Agent
    • NOTE: Not required for the interior remodeling of a building, provided that the remodeling will not change the building's "use and occupancy classification".
  • Two Complete Sets of Plans
  • Commercial Prerequisite Checklist (CE-1105) and the documentation listed on it
Apply Online
  1. Log in or create an iPermits account.
  2. Complete building permit application
  3. Pay plan review fee(s)
  4. Receive email invitation to upload plans into ProjectDox.
Apply in Person

Apply in person at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002

Conditions & Exceptions

May require approval by any or all of the following groups based on scope or other conditions: Structural, Planning, Utilities, Stormwater, Traffic, Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Infrastructure, Forestry, Sprinklers, Fire Marshall, Health, Engineering, Flood Plain

What You Need
  • Building Permit Application and two complete sets of plans.
  • Based on the scope of the work architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, sprinkler/standpipe, fire alarm, and fire-suppression drawings may be required.
Submit Plans Online

Once application is approved and the plan review fee (PX) has been paid, an email to upload and submit plans will be sent to the applicant

Submit Plans in Person

Submit documents and plans at the Permits Office located on the first floor at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.

Project may qualify for One-Stop review (same day). Please refer to the guide One-Stop Plan Review Qualifications for Commercial Projects (CE-1042).

What You Need

Permit and plans are required to be on-site for inspection. If corrections are required, call -832-394-8840 for a reinspection.

Schedule Online

Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click Submit button.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule inspections, contact the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System at 713-222-9922. Trade inspections must be scheduled by the appropriate registered licensed contractor.