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Update on Harris County “Stay-Home/Work-Safe” directive in response to the COVID-19 virus for Construction Activities within the City of Bunker Hill Village.

 

As we work through the impact of the Corona virus on our community, it is important for the contractors in our City to know what the guidelines are.

  • No construction or building activities have been prohibited at this time. That is not to say that the Harris County Work Safe guidelines do not apply. It is expected that all work in the construction area will follow the “Safe Work” requirements. You may have to limit the number of trades on your project at one time in order to comply with the required personal spacing.

 

  • Permits are still available as previously required. We do, however, encourage you to apply for and purchase your permits online. If you have never registered to apply for a permit online, please click HERE to begin the process. You may also schedule inspections through this same City portal. We will allow you to post a white paper copy of the permit that we will email to you to eliminate the need for you to come to City Hall to obtain the yellow card permit.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Inspections are still being performed as requested, however, City Hall and inspection hours may be modified. Please check the website for any changes.

 

  • PREDEVELOPMENT meetings are still required but we encourage you to schedule a conference call or video instead of a City Hall meeting. We primarily need the property owner and the contractor to participate but other consultants are welcome to participate. Please click HERE to schedule your remote meeting with the desired time and method of communication (telephone, facetime, skype, zoom, …)You may view the information presented at the PREDEVELOPMENT MEETINGS by click HERE.

 

  • As this issue has become more prevalent and more residents are home during the day, we are experiencing more complaints from residents concerning building activities. Specifically, the required on-lot parking is not being followed. The City is still enforcing all permit requirements.

 

  • AS A RESULT OF BUILDERS NOT FOLLOWING THE ONLINE PROJECT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES, WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING PROJECTS BY EMAIL.  ALL PROJECTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT CITY HALL, 11977 MEMORIAL DRIVE, HOUSTON, TEXAS 77024.

 

  • If you wish to pay a drainage review fee online, please indicate on your email that you need an online payment arrangement.

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO SCHEDULE AN ONLINE PREDEVELOPMENT MEETING

 

New Development Ordinances Effective January 1, 2015

Please refer to the following Key Ordinance Components for Planning and Development:

NEW BUILDING CODES -NOVEMBER 19, 2019 

CHAPTER 4 DEVELOPMENT, BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

CHAPTER 14 SUBDIVISION

APPENDIX A ZONING

PREDEVELOPMENT MEETING GUIDE (BUILDING AND PERMIT SUMMARY)

DRAINAGE CRITERIA MANUAL

DRAINAGE SURVEY SAMPLE LETTER

DRAINAGE CALCULATION WORKSHEET (PROJECT SPREADSHEET)

DRAINAGE ENGINEERS WHO HAVE SUBMITTED PLANS

ZONING MAP

SUBDIVIDING A LOT

 

 

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: A FORM SURVEY WILL BE REQUIRED PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULING OF A PIER INSPECTION. THIS WILL REQUIRE THE CONSTRUCTION OF FORMS PRIOR TO THE DRILLING OF PIERS. THE SURVEY ALSO NEEDS TO INDICATE THE PROPOSED LOCATION OF ANY PLANNED PIERS. STAKES NEED TO BE USED IN THE FIELD TO INDICATE THE LOCATION OF ALL PLANNED PIERS. WE ARE VERY SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE BUT WE ARE FORCED INTO THIS REQUIREMENT AS A RESULT OF SEVERAL CONTRACTORS WHO HAVE MISCONSTRUED THE CITY’S PIER INSPECTION AS A CONFIRMATION OF CORRECT PIER POSITION.

 

 

 

Contractor Hours

Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Sundays and City Holidays
No work allowed

To register as a contractor, please register online here.

Online Registration: Once Member Registration is complete, you will receive an email to confirm your email, in which you can register as a contractor under the Permits tab. Within this system, you will be able to access permits and schedule inspections online.

Building Permit Instructions

  • The yellow permit copy must be posted on your projects and visible for the inspector.
  • If you received a white permit copy, that is for your records so that you have the permit number.
  • The required inspections are listed on your permit typically in the order that they need to occur.
  • You received an inspection request form when you received your permit. Please use if for all inspection scheduling requests except online requests.
  • We do not accept call in inspection requests.
  • You may schedule an inspection in the following methods:
  • ALL INSPECTION REQUESTS MUST BE IN BY 3:00 PM TO SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT BUSINESS DAY.
  • A permit not posted or a failed inspection will result in a $65.00 re-inspection fee.
  • If you desire a partial inspection, you need to detail what you want inspected and state "Partial Inspection". You will also be charged a $65.00 inspection fee after the inspection to pay for the additional inspection.
  • The inspector will sign your permit either an approval or failed status.
  • If your inspection is not approved, you must pay the re-inspection fee of $65.00 BEFORE scheduling your next inspection. You may pay online using Visa or MasterCard or in person at City Hall.

 

Permit & Other Inspection Fees

Fee Schedule - Effective June 18, 2019 (PDF)

 

Permit & Regulation Requirements

Below you will find the various permits required and regulations for various construction projects.

Project Spreadsheets

 

Tree Removal

New Home Construction

Room Addition

Remodel

New Accessory Structure

Demolition

Swimming Pool

Maintenance Projects

Includes: A/C, Plumbing, Electrical

Irrigation

Fire Sprinkler System

Drainage

Fence

Driveway/Sidewalk/Patio

Replace Roof

Inspection Request Form

Building Code Update

Sanitary Sewer Form

Sample Lot Coverage Survey 

Generator

 

 

 

Website Instructions for Permit Access

To Register for the first time, click here and go to the upper right corner and click "Register". Please complete the information on the drop down form that appears and click "Create Member". An email will be sent to the email address you entered. Please go to that email and click the link that is shown in the email. You will be redirected to the site for login. Enter your email address and the password you set up earlier. You are now on the permit page. There will be four tabs accross the top of the page, click the "Permits" tab. Complete the registration information and click "Submit Registration Request". You will receive an email once your registration has been approved.

To purchase permits or schedule inspections, click here, then "Login" using the button in the upper right corner. Once logged in, click the "Permits" tab. Any permits you have already purchased will be listed. You may click the blue permit number to see other functions such as scheduling. Other functions including applying for a new permit, paying fees and project information is listed on the right side of the page.

 

 

Other Information

 

Building Permits Issued

Contractors in the Area