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Update: As of 10 am, the issue has been resolved. Thank you for your patience. Due to an Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage, connected applications such as ProjectDox and Infor are down. IT is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible. An update will be posted with the issue is resolved.  …
 Effective October 8, 2019 Traffic walk-in service will relocate to the 1st floor permit counter, at Stations 12 and 13.  As a reminder, walk-in service is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The following types of projects can be seen during walk-ins: Remove and replace…
Effective Nov. 1st, Utility Release and CO pick-up will transition to Inspections Gas releases will be handled by Plumbing Inspections Electrical release will be handled by Electrical Inspections TCO'S and CO's will be handled by Occupancy Inspections
Please note that our satellite office in Kingwood is closed until further notice. 
We would like to offer homeowners a few safety and repair tips for storm recovery (Repair Brochure: English | Español).   Avoid scams Consumers should be on alert for potential scams. For any repair work, it is recommended to get three bids and review each bid carefully. Licensed vs. unlicensed…
Starting Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the review of new commercial projects will transition to 100 percent electronic plan submittals. This includes deferred submittals and revisions. Reference drawings should be scanned and submitted along with the revision. One-Stop projects will remain paper-based…
Did you know that 50% of water used by the average household is for watering the lawn? Help reduce your water consumption (and bill) by harvesting rain water. The Green Building Resource Center is having its semi-annual rain barrel and compost bin sale: 50-gallon Ivy rain barrel - $72.00 65-…
To better align with other plan review services, the plan review library will end pick-up service daily at 3:30 pm, effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019. In addition, Code Enforcement's permit counter on the 1st floor will end their walk-in service at 3 pm. All customers that have a ticket for the…
The following documents have been updated: CE1059 Residential Repair Spec List: minor text edits for clarification CE1105 Commercial Prerequisite Checklist: A two-week grace period allows either the updated (New) form or the previous (old) form to be used.  General reorganization and…
The Standards Review Committee was established to review, revise, and update documents and standards for Houston Public Works. Public input and participation is requested by the submittal of proposals for suggested changes, comments, recommendations, and other information. During the 2019-2020…
The Office of the City Engineer has heard your feedback and is pleased to offer walk-in service for storm drainage projects beginning Monday, August 5, 2019. Walk-in service will be available from 8 am to 3 pm on Monday’s and Wednesday’s. To qualify for walk-in service, a project must have…
In an effort to improve services, all plan review related services on the 2nd and 3rd floors will have standard walk-in hours from 8 am to 3 pm effective Thursday, August 1, 2019. This includes services for One Stop, Planning, Traffic, Health, City Engineers, Floodplain Management, and Storm. All…
The Water Impact Fee will increase to $790.55 per service unit. No change will be made to the Wastewater Impact Fee. All applications accepted as administratively complete prior to the close of business Friday, June 28, 2019 will be processed under the current rates of $1,199.11 per service unit…
Effective immediately, the Office of the City Engineer will no longer review traffic control plans associated with projects reviewed by OCE. A mobility permit must be secured before obstructing a public roadway or public sidewalk. Traffic control plans are reviewed during the approval process of…
The City Engineer has issued the following policy on sidewalk requirements: Prior practices of granting variances left it unclear how to handle certain situations and created more confusion. The Office of the City Engineer has been working with the City Attorney’s Office to determine the best…
The City Engineer has provided the following guidance regarding the elevation of air conditioner systems in the regulated floodplain: The replacement of any equipment should be at the highest elevation possible within reason. However, the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Chapter 19 of…