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City of Houston Code Update

Annual Fee Increase Notice


-Effective January 1, 2014-


Starting January 1, 2014, building inspection, plan review, licenses and permit fees, including the administrative fee will be automatically increased by 1.2492% as required by Section 1-13 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index. 

  • The new minimum fee for most permits will be $72.59 and the new administrative fee is $26.75. Please note plumbing permits have a minimum fee of $77.78.
  • Applications for single trade permits submitted prior to the effective date of this change will be grandfathered under the previous fees.
  • Construction plans submitted prior to January 1, 2014 must comply with the Plan Review Prerequisites for the 2013 fee rates to apply.

Forms, publications and web pages will be updated soon to reflect the new fees.


For questions, please email [email protected].