Residential

Applicable Codes

The City of Sugar Land has adopted the 2021 International Codes, including building, fire, residential, property maintenance, energy, mechanical and plumbing, as well as the 2020 National Electrical Code, as amended per Ordinance 2320. The city enforces these codes and the technical standards they reference.  In addition, we adhere to the latest adopted National Electrical Code per the State of Texas; which is currently the 2023 National Electrical Code.  To obtain building permits or certificates of occupancy, compliance with Sugar Land design standards and development codes are required.

Single Family Dwellings

Ground-up Submittal

  • Plot Plan - Indicate the location of all structures and flatwork to be constructed. Identify all property lines, building lines and utility easements.
  • Foundation Plan - Post tension designs must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer.
  • Construction Plans - Provide floor, framing, electrical, plumbing and exterior elevation plans.
  • International Energy Code - Provide documentation verifying compliance.
  • Additional information is available by calling the residential plans examiner at 281-275-2282.

Dwelling Additions

  • Plot Plan - Indicate the location of all existing structures and details of the proposed addition. Identify all property lines, building lines and utility easements.
  • Foundation Plan - Provide a detailed drawing showing the proposed materials, beam depths, and number and size of piers (if required). Post tension designs must be signed and sealed by a professional engineer.
  • Construction Plans - Provide floor, framing, electrical, plumbing and exterior elevation plans.

Dwelling Remodeling

  • Building Plans - Provide a description of work and a drawing showing the floor plan, as well as any changes in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems.