Building and Permits Contacts

David Reagan - Plumbing, Electrical and Mecahnical Inspector
Connie Cuellar - Permit Coordinator
Cosme Cavasos - Building Inspector
Noelia Ibarra - Office Clerk

Building Permits


  • Plan Review & Approval
  • Contractor License Review and Registration Building, Electrical, Plumbing, & Mechanical
  • Permit Issuance Permit Inspections
  • Sign Permit Issuance
  • Garage Sale Permit Issuance
  • Property Complaint Investigations
  • Business Operating Permits
  • Mobile Home Permit Issuance

Hours of Operations:

Mon 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tue 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Wed 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Thu 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Fri 7:30 AM - 11:15 AM

When do I need a permit? Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish, or change the occupancy of a building or structure shall first make application to the building official and obtain the required permit. This includes everything from new constructions of residential or commercial to replacing an existing fence. Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits are required for any work done that constitutes repairing, replacing, or installing new services.

If in doubt of whether a permit is needed for the work that you are to do please feel free to give us a call and ask, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

How much do permits cost? Permit costs are figured based on the work to be done. Please see the Building Permit Fees document attached. Fees for electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits are as shown on the corresponding applications. The minimum permit fee for any permit is forty-five dollars ($45.00).

When can I call in an inspection for a permit pulled? Inspections may be called in to 713-947-7700 ext. 321 Monday thru Thursday between the hours of 7:30 am and 3 pm, on Fridays from 7:30 am to 11:15 am. Those inspections will be made that same day. We do not accept any inspection requests left on our voice messaging system, so please call us back and speak to one of the personnel in our department.

Which codes does the City of South Houston enforce?

  • 2006 International Residential Code (ICC)
  • 2006 International Building Code
  • International Plumbing Code, 2006 Edition
  • International Mechanical Code, 2006 Edition
  • National Electrical Code, 2006 Edition (NEC) Codes are modified by City Ordinances

****Permit Updates as of 30 September, 2014
***Permit Updates as of 20 December, 2013
**Permit Updates as of 20 October, 2011
*Fee and Permit Updates as of 19 November, 2010


City Hall

1018 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Police Department

1101 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 944-1910
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Public Works

1018 State St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Billing and Utilities

1018 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax

Municipal Court

1019 Dallas St
South Houston Texas 77587
(713) 947-7700
(xxx) xxx-xxxx fax