Texas Jurisdictions Permitting Tracking Summary

July 5th, 2021

Houston Permitting Center

Have you submitted a perfect construction permit set before to a jurisdiction and it goes through every departmental review racking up every imaginable rejection comment? You scratch your head, begin to fume, and next release a mouth-full of complaints to the City Plan Reviewers and then worry how much delays in permitting will cost you. With the increase in lumber prices, pressures from the lingering 2020 pandemic, long lead items, and unusually longer plan review times at jurisdictions…


June 4th, 2021

Construction Lumber

Time is money so let me get right to the point on the connection between high lumber prices and building permits. It is no secret that since early 2020 lumber prices have increased to their highest point in history. High lumber prices combined with some jurisdictions taking much longer than usual in completing plan reviews and issuing permits, caused many contractors to make tough business decisions. Here are three real situations that the PermitUsNow team has heard over the last 6 months…


April 15th, 2021

Single Family Home After a Storm

Devastating storms such as hurricanes, tornados, floods from thunderstorms and the recent Texas freeze create a bonanza of work for Contractors. From blown off roofs to busted pipes to fallen sheetrock, Contractors rush in to assist homeowners in repairing damage homes. Challenges often crop up during construction and some Contractors scratch their head on how to proceed in obtaining the proper permits. Below are questions that The PermitUsNow team has received from Contractors over the…


March 27th, 2021

Permit Us Now logo

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February 22nd, 2021

Freezing temperatures in Texas

As I write this article, millions of my fellow Texans are still without power and attempting to stay warm huddled inside their homes. Others have sought shelter at warming centers to weather the freezing temperatures and to protect their family. Just like the Texas electrical grid’s, managed by the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), infrastructure failed, some houses in Texas were not built to withstand freezing temperatures for any long period. As a result, water pipes…