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A city permit is a license that allows you to do something, such as operate a business or undertake a project. The City of Houston online permits system can help businesses and residents apply for the appropriate permits needed to complete their projects. This blog post will cover what types of permits are available through the website, how to find them, how long they take, and what other tasks need to be completed before applying for your desired permit. In addition, this blog post will also discuss how much it costs to get a permit from the city by providing an estimate based on some basic information about your project.

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ONE-STOP’S

PERMIT INFORMATION PACKAGE

FOR RESIDENTIAL PROJECTS

This package was prepared by the

Customer Assistance & Code Development Office

1002 Washington Avenue – 1st Floor

Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 832-394-9494

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Residential One-Stop Guideline (Form CE-1050)

1

Examples of Typical Drawings - 1

5

CW 2006-19A Policy – Block and Base Foundations

6

Examples of Typical Drawings -2

7

Requirements for Engineer Seals (Form CE-1242)

8

Figure R403.1.9 Foundations for Additions,

 

Houston Amendments to 2006 IRC

9

Appendix L Conventional Light-Frame Wood Construction

 

For High Wind Areas, Houston Amendments to 2006 IRC

10

Appendix L Illustration

12

Forms

 

Grading Permits for Excavations and Fill Worksheet (Form CE-1094)

13

Residential Energy Conservation Form (Form CE-1246)

14

Calculation of Impervious Cover (Form CE-1207)

15

This package was prepared by the

Customer Assistance & Code Development Office

1002 Washington Avenue – 1st Floor

Houston, TX 77002

Phone: 832-394-9494

Department of Public Works & Engineering

Building Code Enforcement Branch

RESIDENTIAL ONE-STOP GUIDELINE

INTRODUCTION

The Residential One-Stop Guideline lists the various requirements for plan submittal and review of residential construction projects.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

All projects reviewed by this section shall have the following items prior to review:

Application. A completed “Building Permit Application”.

Deed Restriction Unsworn Declaration. The declaration must be signed by the owner.

Project Number. A project number assigned by the Permits Section.

Plans. Two sets of plans shall be drawn to scale and clearly labeled with dimensions.

Important Notes:

Properties located in the floodplain are required to obtain approval from the Flood Plain Section on all projects.

It is imperative that you verify if there are any deed restrictions in your subdivision. Permits may be revoked for deed restriction violations.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS BY PROJECT TYPE

ADDITIONS

Other Reviews Required:Planning

Taps & Meters

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time ≤ 30 minutes

Traffic

Storm

2009 Residential Energy Conservation Form (Form 1246) or ResCheck Software Compliance Report shall be submitted.

Grading for Excavation and Fill Worksheet (Form 1094) - The worksheet will determine if a Residential Grading for Excavation and Fill Permit is required.

If required, the “Residential Grading Permits for Excavations and Fill Application (Form 1084)” shall be submitted.

Calculation of Impervious Percentage (Form 1207) - For lots less than 15,000 sq. ft. to determine whether lot has 75% or more of impervious cover.

Complete plans including the following items:

-Texas registered survey or complete site plan showing existing property lines, easements, building setback lines, and showing the existing building, proposed addition and any other structures located on the site.

-Foundation plans showing pad location, concrete strength, beam details with dimensions, and the steel bar layout with sizes noted. (Professional Engineer designed plans may be required for concrete slabs)

-If block and base, indicate the size, spacing, grade, and species of floor joists.

-Floor plans that include the addition and footprint of the existing building showing in detail the adjacent areas of the existing building, with use of each room labeled, and the location of partitions, windows and doors identified.

-Door and window schedule or plan with all dimensions clearly indicated.

-Roofing and Framing plans indicating size, spacing, grade, and species of ceiling joists and rafters, and if required, the location of purlins. (Professional Engineer designed plans may be required)

-Wall section details indicating size, spacing, grade, and species of studs to determine the method of bracing.

-Plans shall indicate materials used.

-Plans must include details showing how compliance with windstorm or strapping is achieved. (Reference Section 302 or Appendix L of the IRC)

REMODELS

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time ≤ 30 minutes

Other Reviews Required:Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

2009 Residential Energy Conservation Form (Form 1246) or ResCheck Software Compliance Report shall be submitted.

Complete plans including the following items:

- Provide floor plan of existing building and show in detail

-

Demolition of any load bearing walls will require

affected area.

 

additional requirements to determine direction of ceiling

- Wall section details to determine bearing and non-load

 

joists, and the location of header and beam (see attached

 

sheet for standard header spans).

bearing walls.

 

- Plans shall indicate materials used.

 

 

Form No: CE-1050 rev 03/02/2015

(832) 394-8820

Public Works & Engineering

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NEW GARAGES/CARPORTS/STORAGES OVER 120 SQ. FT. May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

 

 

2009 Residential Energy Conservation Form (Form 1246) or ResCheck Software Compliance Report shall be submitted.

Grading for Excavation and Fill Worksheet (Form 1094) - The worksheet will determine if a Residential Grading for Excavation and Fill Permit is required.

If required, the “Residential Grading Permits for Excavations and Fill Application (Form 1084)” shall be submitted.

Calculation of Impervious Percentage (Form 1207) - For lots less than 15,000 sq. ft. to determine whether lot has 75% or more of impervious cover.

Complete plans including the following items:

-Texas registered survey or complete site plan showing existing property lines, easements, building setback lines, and the location of the residence and proposed garage/carport.

-Foundation plans if addition requires additional foundation, dimensions shall include beams and steel bars, and foundation conditions should be noted on plans. (Professional Engineer designed plans may be required for concrete slabs)

-If block and base, indicate the size, spacing, grade, and species of floor joists.

-Floor plan that includes the addition and footprint of the existing building showing in detail the adjacent areas of the existing building, with use of each room labeled, and the location of partitions, windows and doors identified.

-Door and window schedule or plan with all dimensions clearly indicated.

-Roofing and Framing plans indicating size, spacing, grade, and species of ceiling joists and rafters, and if required, the location of purlins. (Professional Engineer designed plans may be required)

-Wall section details indicating size, spacing, grade, and species of studs to determine the method of bracing.

-Plans shall indicate materials used.

GARAGES CONVERSIONS

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

 

 

2009 Residential Energy Conservation Form (Form 1246) or ResCheck Software Compliance Report shall be submitted.

Complete plans including the following items:

-Texas registered survey or complete site plan showing existing property lines, easements, building setback lines, and showing the existing building, and any other structures located on the site to determine off-street parking. (Planning)

-Floor plan with use of each room labeled, and the location of partitions, windows and doors identified

-Door and window schedule or plan with all dimensions clearly indicated.

-Wall section details to determine bearing and non-load bearing walls.

-Demolition of any load bearing walls will require additional requirements to determine direction of ceiling joists, and the location of header and beam.

FENCES

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

 

 

Fences 8 feet or less, other than masonry or concrete, do not require a building permit.

Complete plans including the following items:

 

 

- Texas Registered survey or complete site plan showing

-

Plans shall indicate materials for fencing and columns.

 

 

 

existing property lines, easements, building setback line

-

Show height elevation

 

 

 

 

and location of proposed fence layout to determine

 

 

 

 

-

Show location of gate(s) and method of operation (e.g.,

 

 

 

visibility.

 

 

 

 

remote control, manual, keypad)

 

 

 

 

- Structural section plan designed by a Professional

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineer design is required.

 

 

 

 

 

Note: Drilled piers are not allowed on easements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINOR REPAIRS (LIKE-FOR-LIKE CONST)

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

 

 

 

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

 

Traffic

Storm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residential Repair Spec List (Form 1059)

Form No: CE-1050 rev 03/02/2015

(832) 394-8820

Public Works & Engineering

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DRIVEWAY/SIDEWALK

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

Sidewalk-Driveway Curb & Gutter-Culvert Parking Lot Permit Application (Form 1023).

Texas Registered survey or complete site plan indicating existing property lines, easements, building setback line, and showing the proposed driveway, curbs and/or sidewalk location and layout.

Notes:

Only a bonded contractor will be able to purchase this permit.

The homeowner may purchase the permit when curb cut is not involved.

CULVERTS

May be reviewed at One-Stop, if review time 30 min

Other Reviews Required: Planning

Taps & Meters

Traffic

Storm

 

 

Sidewalk-Driveway Curb & Gutter-Culvert Parking Lot Permit Application (Form 1023)

Site plan indicating location and width of driveway.

Note:

Must be a minimum of 24”diameter and not less than the nearest upstream culvert pipe.

Only the homeowner or a bonded contractor may purchase this permit.

CONTACT INFORMATION

One-Stop Plan Review Section

Hours:

8:00 am 4:30 pm

Phone Number:

(832) 394-8820

Location:

1002 Washington Ave. 3rd Floor

 

Houston, Texas 77002

Other Important Phone Numbers

 

Customer Assistance and Code Development Office

(832) 394-9494

Development Services (Planning)

(832) 394-8849

Flood Plain Section

(832) 394-8854

Traffic & Transportation

(832) 394-8851

Taps & Meters

(832) 394-8888

Storm Plan Review

(832) 394-8810

Structural Inspections

(832) 394-8840

COH Deed Restrictions Hotline (Complaints)

(832) 393-6333

Harris County Clerk - Deed Restrictions

(713) 755-6405

201 Caroline 3rd Floor

 

Houston, TX 77002

 

Form No: CE-1050 rev 03/02/2015

(832) 394-8820

Public Works & Engineering

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Department of Public Works & Engineering

Building Code Enforcement Branch

RESIDENTIAL ONE-STOP GUIDELINE

Follow the corresponding steps below to obtain a building permit for your specific residential project.

 

TYPE OF PROJECT

 

 

STEPS

 

 

Additions,

 

1.

Complete the Building Permit Application and the appropriate Deed

 

 

 

 

 

New Garages,

 

 

Restriction Unsworn Declaration.

 

 

 

2.

Obtain a project number and have the affidavit notarized by the Permits

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Carports,

 

 

Section.

 

 

Garage Conversions,

 

3.

Proceed to the Development Services (Planning) Section for their

 

 

Detached Storage Buildings

 

 

review.

 

 

 

4.

Proceed to the Flood Management Office if the property is located in the

 

 

(Over 120 sq. ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

floodplain.

 

 

Note: Detached Storage buildings 120 sq.

 

5.

Proceed to the Taps & Meters Section for their review (if plumbing work

 

 

ft. or less do not require a building permit)

 

 

is involved).

 

 

 

 

6.

Proceed to the One-Stop Section for plan review, if the project does not

 

 

 

 

 

required detention,

 

 

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

Submit the plans at the Permits Section for storm review, if the project

 

 

 

 

 

requires detention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remodels

 

1.

Complete the Building Permit Application and the appropriate Deed

 

 

 

 

 

Restriction Unsworn Declaration.

 

 

 

 

2.

Obtain a project number and have the affidavit notarized by the Permits

 

 

 

 

 

Section.

 

 

 

 

3.

Proceed to the Taps & Meters Section for their review (if plumbing work

 

 

 

 

 

is involved).

 

 

 

 

4.

Proceed to the One-Stop Section for plan review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repairs

 

1.

Complete the Building Permit Application and the Residential Repair

 

 

 

 

 

Spec List (Form CE-1059)

 

 

 

 

2.

Obtain a project number from the Permits Section.

 

 

 

 

3.

Proceed to the One-Stop Section for review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fences

 

1.

Complete the Building Permit Application and the appropriate Deed

 

 

OVER 8 FT. IN HEIGHT

 

 

Restriction Unsworn Declaration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood , metal and fences with over

 

2.

Obtain a project number and have the affidavit notarized by the Permits

 

 

two feet (24”) high masonry, brick or

 

 

Section.

 

 

concrete require an Engineer’s design

 

3.

Proceed to the Development Services (Planning) for their review. (If the

 

 

for 110mph wind speed

 

 

 

 

 

fence will be located in front of property).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 FT. OR LESS

 

4.

Proceed to the One-Stop Section for plan review.

 

 

Other than masonry or concrete do

 

 

 

 

 

not need a building permit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driveways/Sidewalks/Culverts

 

1.

Complete the Sidewalk-Driveway Curb & Gutter Culvert Parking Lot

 

 

 

 

 

Permit Application (Form CE-1023)

 

 

 

 

2.

Obtain a project number from the Permits Section.

 

 

 

 

3.

Proceed to the Traffic & Transportation Section for review.

 

 

 

 

4.

Proceed to the One-Stop Section for plan review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Form No: CE-1050 rev 03/02/2015

(832) 394-8820

Public Works & Engineering

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Department of Public Works & Engineering

Building Code Enforcement Branch

REQUIREMENTS FOR ENGINEER SEALS

The Texas Engineering Practice Act, Section 1001.402, states that a public official of this state, or of a political subdivision of this state, who is responsible for enforcing laws, ordinances, codes or regulations that affect the practice of engineering may accept plans, specifications and other related documents only if those plans, specifications and other related documents were prepared by registered professional engineers, as evidenced by the seal of the engineer.

Section 1001.056 exempts the following from the provisions of the Act:

1.Any private dwelling, one story apartment buildings not exceeding eight units, two story apartment buildings not exceeding four units, garages or other structures pertinent to such buildings;

2.Private buildings used exclusively for farm, ranch or agricultural purposes, or used exclusively for storage of raw agricultural commodities; or

3.Other one story buildings, except public buildings, containing no clear span greater than 24 feet and having a floor area of 5000 square feet or less.

Section 1001.053 exempts the following public works from the provisions of the Act:

1.A public work that involves electrical or mechanical engineering, if the contemplated expense for the completed project is $8000.00 or less.

2.A public work that does not involve electrical or mechanical engineering, if the contemplated expense for the completed project is $20,000.00 or less.

Plans submitted for permits will require engineer seals in accordance with state law unless specifically exempt.

The Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas has determined that the design of air conditioning systems that licensed air conditioning contractors are permitted to perform under the Air Conditioning Contractor License Law (Article 8861 of V.T.C.S), serves as an exception to the Engineering Practice Act (Article 3271a of V.T.C.S.).

Similarly, the design of electrical and plumbing systems that licensed electrical and plumbing contractors are permitted to perform serves as an exception to the Engineering Practice Act.

Form No: CE-1242 06/27/2011

(832) 394-8820

Public Works & Engineering

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