Permitting Online Portal (CAP)
Information about the Citizen Access Portal (or CAP) website.
CAP Website Link: Online Permitting Portal
Permit holders now have the ability to apply for permits, make payments, print permits as well as schedule inspections and view inspection results all from this CAP site.
CAP is a real time data source where you can perform your own permit searches. Use the Permit Search Tutorial before performing any searches. Contact a permit clerk if you need assistance with the permit search. 281-478-7270.
If you are a permit holder you can manage your permit when logged in. Only permit holders should register, if you are not a permit holder you will only be able to view permit data.
The required Acknowledgement Form (PDF) must be submitted to the Building Department before your online registration will be completed.
Please contact a permit technician if you have any questions about this process.
Understanding Permit Terminology
When you log in to create your permit you will notice that there are Permit Types and Permit Work Classes
|Residential Building||RES Addition||Square footage is being added|
|RES Misc. Building||storage sheds, fences, carport, patio, driveway,|
foundation repairs, generator slabs, etc.
|RES Misc. Building Final Only||Roofs, siding and any type of small residential|
building project that will require only one final.
This could include some fences and storage sheds as well.
|RES New Construction (SF)||Construction of a new residential home|
|RES Remodel||Interior work on a residential home|
|RES Swimming Pool||Installation of a new swimming pool|
|Residential Electrical||RES Electric||Electrical work on an existing structure|
|RES Electric Final Only||Small electrical work that will only require one inspection|
|RES Electric New (SF)||Electrical work on a new residential building|
|Residential Mechanical||RES Mechanical||HVAC work on a residential home|
|RES Mechanical Final Only||Small HVAC work requiring only one inspection|
|Residential Plumbing||RES Plumbing||Plumbing work on an existing structure|
|RES Plumbing Final Only||Small plumbing work requiring one inspection|
such as a water heater.
|RES Plumbing New (SF)||Plumbing on a new residential home|
|RES Water Meter||Water meter for a new residential home|
|RES Irrigation System||Installation of a new irrigation system|
|RES Irrigation Meter||New irrigation (water only) meter|
|Commercial Building||COM Addition||Square footage is being added to a commercial|
|COM Misc. Building||Interior build out of and existing building, generator slabs, roof,|
fence, foundation repair, driveways, etc.
|COM New Construction (SF)||Construction of a new commercial structure|
This normally includes the site work as well.
|COM Remodel||Interior work on a commercial structure|
|COM Site Work Only||The 'site work only' permit can be pulled for|
large commercial work in which you may want
to get started with the underground work while
waiting for the building permit to be approved.
|COM Swimming Pool||New commercial swimming pools|
|COM Temporary Occupancy||The occupancy permit is needed when a business|
changes names or owners or when a new business
is being opened.
|Commercial Electric||COM Electric||Any commercial electrical work|
|COM Electric Final Only||Smaller electrical jobs that will require only|
|Commercial Mechanical||COM Mechanical||All commercial HVAC work|
|COM Mechanical Final Only||Smaller HVAC work that will require only|
|Commercial Plumbing||COM Plumbing||All commercial plumbing work|
|COM Plumbing Final Only||Smaller plumbing work that will require|
only one inspection
|COM Water Meter||Installation of a new water Meter|
|COM Irrigation Meter||Install irrigation (water only) meter|
|COM Irrigation System||New commercial irrigation system|