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The Office of the City Engineer’s Standards Review Committee was established to review, revise, and update design and construction standards for all of Houston Public Work’s service lines. The year 2020-2021 annual review cycle involves review of water distribution, sewage collection, geotechnical…
On Monday, August 3, 2020, The City of Houston will host a free webinar to teach what common mistakes are made when completing elevation certificate and how to complete the elevation certificate for development in the 0.2% annual chance "500-year" floodplain. This course is approved for one hour…
The City of Houston is planning to adopt the 2020 National Electric Code (NEC) codes and propose the following administrative provisions. There are code change proposal forms with completed examples provided for anyone wanting to submit a public comment or amendment proposal.   In addition, there…
Due to rising COVID cases in the Houston area, the Houston Permitting Center will resume appointment only services effective Monday, July 6. Walk-in service is allowed only for: Payments at the cashier Identity Verification (Houston Police Department) Fire Prevention Permits (Houston Fire…
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the Houston Permitting Center will re-open for in-person assistance. Many in-person services will be available by appointment only. Walk-in service is available to make a payment at the cashier. Continued use of our online services is highly recommended and encouraged to…