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What you can do depends upon the "Zoning" your property falls under. The term Zoning defines allowable land use. Zoning regulations are intended to protect existing land uses and make sure that uses are compatible with each other and that there is available public facilities and services. View the Zoning and Planning Division page.
The customer submits 2 sets of plans to the Building Permit Department along with a completed Building Permit Application. Staff will review the form for completeness and you will be assessed a permit and/or plan check fee. A certificate of Occupancy is only issued AFTER there is approval from, Building, Zoning, City Engineer, and the Fire Marshal. View Construction Permits for more information.
Use the checklists below to ensure you have the appropriate documentation to proceed.
The form Building Inspection Card has the various Inspection Types for the final. Once all other applicable finals are signed, then the customer shall submit the online form for Request for Fire Marshal Inspection; which will be scheduled for a date and time for the Fire Marshal or his designee to come out to the business to inspect and sign off for the Final Fire Marshal Inspection. The Fire Marshal Inspection is the last inspection completed prior to the customer submitting the "Building Inspection Card" to the Building Permit Department for a Certificate of Occupancy. A Certificate of Occupancy is only issued AFTER there is approval from the Inspector, Zoning Administrator, City Engineer, and the Fire Marshal.
Go to the Forms page to access fire system applications.
Applicable application (see "Where can I find the various Fire System applications and what are the costs of each permit?" above). Plus:
They are processed as follows:
No, because of licensing requirements for fire system contractors it is our policy that only the fire system contractors schedule online for their own inspections as they are required to be there.
Go to the Procedures to Request Fire Marshal Inspection form. Fill out the form completely and accurately. Online inspection requests received before 3 pm. Monday through Friday (excluding holidays) will normally be within (2) business days. If you need to cancel your inspection, please call our main line at 281-403-5951. To reschedule please utilize our online inspection scheduling system.
No. Inspections are only scheduled via the on-line inspection system.
International Fire Code 2015 (IFC2015), as well as, local amendments.
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