Local Permitting and Inspections Operations to Continue

Casey MorganCovid-19

Over the last couple of days, GHBA staff and Government Affairs Committee members have personally communicated to local elected officials the importance of keeping the residential construction industry operational including permitting, inspection and recordation processes.

The Houston Permitting Center is transitioning to “appointment only” status starting on Monday. However, Houston officials have stressed they are committed to full operations and this is not an indication of any future actions to limit or reduce construction in the area.
Memo to Houston City Council RE Houston Permitting Center
Houston Permitting Center Services March 2020
Plat Application Update

At this time, the City of Fulshear has announced that they will continue with inspections via 3rd party, but they are not accepting new residential build applications through the end of March.


GHBA is communicating the following to local elected officials:

  1. We’re here to help and we want to keep the economic engine of the residential construction industry moving forward and protect public health – it’s unique in that the industry can complete its operations while exercising social distancing and following the latest CDC guidelines of 10 people or less on a work site. 
  2. The industry’s continuation will have a positive ripple effect on jobs – our industry supports a number of trades professionals that earn wages by the hour and we want to keep them working. 
  3. As governments recommend residents to stay home, we want them to have the appropriate shelter to follow those guidelines.

If you receive information about a local municipality making changes to their permitting or inspection operations please email Casey Morgan or Bradley Pepper or call 281-664-1432.