Chapter 19 includes the City of Houston’s Floodplain Ordinance. The City adopted amendments to Chapter 19 in April 2018.
Chapter 19 Guidelines are a companion to the Floodplain Ordinance. The Guidelines establish procedures for implementing the ordinance.
Chapter 19 will become effective September 1, 2018. Any administratively complete plans submitted for review prior to September 1, 2018, will be reviewed based on the 2008 Chapter 19. Any plans that are submitted prior to September 1, 2018, that are not administratively complete, or plans submitted on or after September 1, 2018, will be reviewed based on the 2018 Chapter 19.
Only the scope of work included in plans submitted or approved prior to September 1, 2018, may proceed under the provisions of the 2008 Chapter 19. Changes to previously approved plans will be reviewed as outlined above.
– New Permit Procedures
– Updated Design Procedures
– Enhanced Enforcement Tools
– Clarification of City Engineer’s Duties
– Incorporation of Substantial Damage Procedures
Public input closed Friday, June 29 @ 5 PM
Open House Meetings
Monday, June 11 | 2-4 PM | Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Ave, Basement Training Room – B2, Houston, TX 77002
Thursday, June 28 | 6-8 PM | Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston, 5601 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096
Houston Public Works will have an information table at Long-Term Recovery Community Engagement meetings throughout the city on:
Wednesday, June 13 | 6-8 PM | Judson Robinson Sr Community Center, 1422 Ledwicke St, Houston, TX 77029
Monday, June 18 | 6-8 PM | Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman Street, 77004
Tuesday, June 19 | 6:30-8:30 PM | St. Stephen Presbyterian Church, 2217 Theta Street, 77034
Wednesday, June 20 | 6:30-8:30 PM | Westbury High School, 11911 Chimney Rock Rd., 77035
Saturday, June 23 | 10 AM-Noon | Tallowood Baptist Church, 555 Tallowood Road, 77024
– [email protected], or
– contact your local Council Member
Final Chapter 19 Floodplain Ordinance
Draft Chapter 19 Guidelines
Transportation, Technology & Infrastructure Presentation
Chapter 19 Summary