Building and Development Services

Mark McAvoy, Acting Deputy DirectorMark McAvoy

PWE logo Building and Development Services leads a multi-agency collaboration that facilitates safe and efficient development in Houston. We are committed to providing exceptional customer service while coordinating pre-development, plan review, and inspection activities and enforcing the City's building and development codes.

We are headquartered at the Houston Permitting Center and organized along three major service lines:

Office of the City Engineer 

Lagnesh Varshney, P.E., Acting City Engineer 

  • Engineering Services Section
  • Construction Services Section
  • Flood Plain Management Section
  • Engineering Standards Section
  • Administrative Support Section


Building Code Enforcement

Mark McAvoy, Acting Deputy Director

  • Office of Customer Engagement
  • Building Code Enforcement
  • Office of Utility Connection
  • Office of Sign Administration
  • Office of Sustainability Education
  • Office of Regulatory Affairs



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