2021 Hurricane Nicholas Recovery Information

As we all recover from Hurricane Nicholas, the City would like to provide a quick reference to the resources available to residents and business owners needing permits in Bellaire.

This process is applicable if you are scheduling work for the first time or if you have already had work completed but need it to be permitted and inspected.

All repairs require a permit (pipe leak repair, sheetrock / drywall repair, flooring, cabinets, etc.).

There are NO fees for disaster recovery related permits.

Permit Process

General permitting process:

1. Permit Application

You (the resident) or your contractor will need to submit all required applications and a scope of work (SOW) or bid for the repairs.  *SOW is applicable for building permits ONLY. 

We cannot issue trade permits (electrical, plumbing, mechanical) to unlicensed persons.

Click on the appropriate application link provided below: 

There are NO fees for disaster recovery related permits.

Email completed application(s) to: inspections@bellairetx.gov.   Include “HURRICANE NICHOLAS” in subject line of email.

2. Contractor Registration

Contractors performing work in Bellaire must register with the city before any work begins. 

Please click on the appropriate link provided below to register.

Applicants can call 713-662-8230 or email inspections@bellairetx.gov to confirm registration.

3. Permit Issued: Permit issue and review process

Permits will be processed in order received by the City. 

A/C & Heating, Electrical, Plumbing permits issued the same day. 

Building permits may require additional review. Typical response is 3-5 business days.

4. Work Performed

Once the permit is approved and issued, repairs and reconstruction may begin.

Depending upon the scope of your reconstruction, the City will advise what inspections are needed in order for the contractor to complete the repairs on your home.

5. Inspection Scheduled / Performed

Upon completion of the work, the applicant must request an inspection.

Call 713-662-8230 or email inspections@bellairetx.gov

The Bellaire permit office will schedule an inspection. 

Typically scheduled within two business days, due to high volumes, this may be extended. 

The applicant is notified of the inspection result.

6. Permit Closed

The permit is closed upon passing inspection