Texas Jurisdictions Permitting Tracking Summary

August 30th, 2020

Building Permitting Application

How many times have you said, “it’s the City”? Once, twice, or more than a dozen times? From all project files being uploaded into one mygov folder to plans not sealed to sheets stamped as “not for construction” to arguing about the City uses the wrong IBC (International Building Code) to a plethora of other reasons for pointing fingers and blaming the local jurisdiction. Here is what we know, and do for our clients, is to start early with the permitting process to minimize and…


August 8th, 2020

Hurricane Harvey damaged house

Three years ago, one of the most devastating storms to hit the Texas Gulf Coast caused over $125 billion in damage and made a horrendous impact in the Houston area. Today, the PermitUsNow continues to receive phone calls from Contractors, Architects, and property owners with pleas for assistance in obtaining building permits to restore and in many cases, rebuild homes. From General Contractors working on multi-family buildings to single-family residences attempting to help those in need. …


July 14th, 2020

Contractors planning

The past few months have thrown many Contractors into a frenzy figuring out how to submit plan electronically. While some contractors plowed on through and wasted time figuring out how to submit, others attempted to go the jurisdiction only to be told to submit online and then there were those contractors so frustrated and proceeded to start construction without a permit. When the latter scenario happens, realize the City Inspector like a magical Genie knows there was no permit pulled; and…


June 10th, 2020

Permitting during hurricane season

Hurricane season officially kicked off along the Texas Gulf Coast area on June 1, 2020 and runs through November 2020. And while this region has experienced many thunderstorms, major floods and hurricanes over the years that wreaked havoc, Hurricane Harvey, and its aftermath in 2017, was a wake-up call still fresh in our memory that created many challenges in obtaining building permits. After the Hurricane Harvey natural disaster, many Architects, Contractors and Project Owners were…


April 27th, 2020

Building permitting plans

Scratching your head attempting to figure out how to obtain your building permit when the Permitting Center is closed to walk-ins during epidemic. You are not alone. Our toll-free line has been ringing with questions from Architects to Contractors. Questions like the following: Can you tell me if the City of San Antonio is still conducting inspections? Are there any delays with the Electrical companies connecting power to finished buildings once we have CO? Is there any impact in…