Building Plan Review is performed to ensure that proposed structures comply with all applicable federal, state, and local statutes, ordinances, and building codes in order to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the structure's occupants.
Information regarding the requirements and review times for various residential and commercial construction documents, as well as professional qualifications for architects and engineers and requirements for construction permits are listed below.
Residential (New & Remodeled)
Two complete sets of scaled drawings (8.5 x 11 Format), which include:
Foundation Plan & Details
Floor Plan & Details (Existing and Proposed: Remodels)
Structural/Framing Plans & Details
Interior & Exterior HVAC unit locations
Plumbing Fixture Locations, including Water Heater
Two complete sets of scaled drawings (8.5 x 11 inch Format), which include a site plan showing property lines, setbacks, easements, all existing structures, and the location of required screening fence.
Review Time: 24 hours (Typical)
Signs, Fences, Accessory Buildings, Carports, Etc.
Two complete sets of scaled drawings (8.5 x 11 inch Format), which include a site plan showing property lines, setbacks, easements, all existing structures, and the location of the proposed structure. Review Time: 24 hours (Typical)
City Architect/Engineering Requirements
(in addition to State Requirements)
The design professional shall be an architect or engineer legally registered under the laws of the State of Texas and shall affix his official seal to said drawings, specifications, and accompanying data for the following:
All Group A, E, and I occupancies
Buildings or structures three (3) or more stories high
Buildings or structures 5,000 square feet or more in area
Contractor Permits (All Types)
Completed permit application with description of work.
Review Time: Same day (Typical)