Development Guidelines

CITY OF WEBSTER

DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

Revised January 2017

Table of Contents

I. PURPOSE5 

II. SCOPE5 

III. INITIAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION.. 5 

A. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT5 

1. Economic Development Assistance5 

2. Proposal 5 

3. Predevelopment Communication6 

B. CITY PLANNER.. 6 

1. Zoning Verification6 

2. Plat Verification6 

IV. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS6 

A. MEETING DATES6 

B. SUBMITTAL DATES AND REVIEW SCHEDULE6 

1. Plats6 

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits7 

C. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS7 

1. Plats7 

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits7 

D. GRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS8 

1. Plats8 

E. APPROVAL PROCEDURES8 

1. Plats8 

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits9 

F. RECORDATION.. 9 

1. Plats9 

V. Building Permit Submittal and Review... 9 

A. BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION AND PLAN SUBMITTAL9 

1. All Building Permit applications shall contain the following information10 

2. Construction Plans10 

B. DISTRIBUTION OF PLANS AND PLAN REVIEW... 13 

C. RESUBMITTAL OF REVISED PLANS14 

D. ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMIT14 

VI. INSPECTIONS14 

A. REQUIRED INSPECTIONS14 

BUILDING (STRUCTURAL) INSPECTIONS14 

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS15 

MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS (HVAC) 15 

PLUMBING INSPECTIONS16 

ENGINEERING INSPECTIONS16 

PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTIONS16 

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY INSPECTIONS16 

VII. SIGN PERMIT SUBMITTAL, REVIEW AND INSPECTION.. 17 

A. ALL ADVERTISING SIGNS PLACED IN THE CITY OF WEBSTER MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW AND PERMITS MUST BE ISSUED PRIOR TO SIGN ERECTION. 17 

1. All Sign permit applications shall contain the following information17 

2. Plans for all Sign Permits shall include the following17 

3. Sign Plan Review and Permitting17 

4. Sign Inspections17 

VIII. EXHIBIT A. SIGNATURE BLOCKS FOR PLATS19 

IX. EXHIBIT B. Service Provider Contact Information.. 23 

X. EXHIBIT C. TAX CERTIFICATE CONTACT INFORMATION......................................... 24 

XI. EXHIBIT D. CITY OF WEBSTER ADOPTED CODES24 

CITY OF WEBSTER

DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES

Revised November 1, 2007

I. PURPOSE

The City of Webster Development Guidelines has been formulated to establish the requirements and procedures for the submittal, review, and action by City staff, the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council for the development of land in the City of Webster.

The City of Webster encourages pre-development meetings prior to the submittal of any development application. 

II. SCOPE

All parties involved in the submittal of rezoning requests, special use permits, plats and building plans shall follow these procedures.

III. INITIAL DEVELOPMENT DISCUSSION

A. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

1. Economic Development Assistance

The City of Webster Economic Development Department, whose mission is to grow and diversify the tax base, will work with prospective business owners, developers, agents, and commercial entities in discussing the type of business proposed, desired locations, availability of utilities, and building and land requirements.

2. Proposal

The City of Webster Economic Development Department will prepare a unique proposal for a prospective client. The proposals generally include information about:

a. Demographics;

b. Traffic counts;

c. Zoning classification;

d. Buildings, centers, or raw land (i.e. price, contact information, highlights);

e. Aerial photographs of the City and specific sites;

f. Distance to attractions or special points of interest;

g. Area projections;

h. Ad valorem taxes;

i. Significant new and expanded businesses within a three-year period;

j. Market study results; and

k. Any other data, development or project that augments or reinforces the proposal.

3. Predevelopment Communication

The Economic Development Department encourages any prospective or expanding business to work closely with the City Planner and Building Official for site-specific information, such as zoning regulations, parking requirements, landscaping, signage, availability of utilities, detention, etc.

B. CITY PLANNER

1. Zoning Verification

It is advised that any applicant contact the City Planner prior to beginning the development process to ensure the type of development proposed is in compliance with the City of Webster Zoning Ordinance.

If the use proposed is not in compliance with the Zoning Ordinance, an application for a rezoning request may be appropriate and can be filed. In instances where the use is allowed by a special use permit, that application should be filed.

2. Plat Verification

Prior to the subdivision of any piece of property and sale of portions of that property, a plat should be submitted to the City for review and approval, and then filed with the Harris County Clerk's office. Each parcel to be developed should have a legal lot description, i.e. Lot 1, Block 1, Webster City Subdivision.

The applicant should verify that the property intended for development has been platted in the appropriate configuration to allow for the proposed type of development. If the plat configuration is not correct, or the property has not been platted at all, an application for a plat or replat should be filed. NO BUILDING PERMITS MAY BE ISSUED UNTIL A COPY OF THE APPROPRIATE RECORDED PLAT IS ON FILE WITH THE CITY.

IV. DEVELOPMENT PROCESS

A. MEETING DATES

The Planning and Zoning Commission meets at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers in City Hall on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The City Council meets at 6:00 pm in Council Chambers on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The submittal dates and review process described below are determined by this meeting schedule. All applications, with the exception of plats, must first be considered by the Planning and Zoning Commission and then by City Council for approval. The Commission is authorized to approve plats. Public hearings before both the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council must be held for all rezone and special use permit applications. A public hearing before the Commission must be held for replats.

B. SUBMITTAL DATES AND REVIEW SCHEDULE

1. Plats

a. Plat applications (with the exception of those requiring public hearings) requiring Planning and Zoning Commission approval should be submitted no later than twenty (20) days prior to the desired Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Those applications submitted after the specified date will be docketed for a later meeting.

b. Staff will send review comments to the applicant within ten (10) business days following the submittal date. The applicant will have three (3) business days to respond with a corrected submittal. If staff determines that all comments have been satisfied by the resubmittal, the plat will be docketed for a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. If comments are still outstanding, the plat will be docketed for a later meeting and it will be the applicant's responsibility to return a corrected plat for consideration. The 30-day clock for plat approval will not begin until the plat is docketed for a meeting. 

c. Plat applications requiring administrative approval should be submitted no later than ten (10) working days prior to desired receipt of review comments. Upon receipt of a corrected submittal, staff will either, approve the plat, issue additional comments or forward it to the Planning and Zoning Commission for consideration.

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits

a. Rezone and special use permit applications should be submitted no later than thirty (30) days prior to the desired Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Those applications submitted after the specified date will be docketed for a later meeting.

b. Staff will send comments to the applicant within five (5) business days following the submittal date. The applicant will have three (3) business days to respond with a corrected submittal. If staff determines that all comments have been satisfied by the resubmittal, the public hearing notice will be prepared and the application will be docketed for a Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. If comments are still outstanding, the application will be docketed for a later meeting.

C. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Plats

a. Completed plat application and fee.

b. One (1) copy of the original title.

c. Five (5) copies of the plat - if the application is for a replat, two (2) copies of the original plat should also be submitted.

d. Three (3) copies of the preliminary civil plans for utilities with pipe locations and sizes shown. 

e. Letters from appropriate service providers (i.e. telephone, cable, gas, electric, etc.) verifying they have reviewed a copy of the plat and have no objection to providing service and are in agreement with the easements shown on the plat. (See Exhibit B for contact information) If new electrical service is to be installed for a development, a sketch of the service layout should be submitted as well.

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits

a. Completed application and fee.

b. Five (5) copies of a metes and bounds description of the property or a land survey.

c. Any additional information deemed necessary to support the application.

d. Special Use Permits only: Five (5) copies of a site plan in accordance with Sec. 98-123 of the Zoning Ordinance.

D. GRAPHIC REQUIREMENTS

1. Plats

a. Title block, including: name of the subdivision; legal description of the subdivision; total number of lots and blocks; name, address, and phone number of owner and registered engineer or surveyor preparing the plat. 

b. Plat drawn to a scale of at least one inch equal to one hundred (100) feet.

c. Survey bearings and distances referenced to NAD 83 and State Plane Texas South Central.

d. North arrow, date, and other pertinent information near the top of the sheet.

e. Vicinity map at a scale of one (1) inch equals two thousand (2,000) feet.

f. The plat boundaries should be drawn in heavy, solid lines. The boundaries shall be described with complete and overall dimensions and bearings and be tied to an original corner of the original survey of which the proposed subdivision is a part.

g. The location, width, and name of existing streets, subdivisions and any blocks, lots, tracts, alleys, easements, fee strips, pipelines, building lines, watercourses, or other important features or significant information shall be shown within the plat boundary and on all adjoining or abutting property. The plat boundary shall be bold lines and lines or indications outside the plat boundary shall be dashed.

h. Reserves (land to be used for other than residential purposes) are to be labeled A, B, C, etc. and the proposed use shall be designated.

i. Owner's dedication block; signature block for owner and notarization; signature block for lien holder's certification and notarization; approval block for the Mayor and City Secretary's signature; signature block for recordation with Harris County Clerk's Office (see Exhibit A).

E. APPROVAL PROCEDURES

1. Plats

a. Planning and Zoning Commission Approval.

(1) Staff will initially review the plat and make a recommendation to the Planning and Zoning Commission based on the plat's conformance with the Subdivision Regulations (Ch. 74, Code of Ordinances). The plat will then be considered by the Commission, which will vote to approve or disapprove the plat based on the recommendation of staff and any findings by the Commission.
(2) Following the Commission's decision, staff will furnish the applicant with documentation of approval or denial and, if approved, the plat may be recorded. The applicant is responsible for providing an appropriately signed and sealed Mylar of the plat sufficient for recordation. The staff may then record the plat with the Harris County Clerk's office. The approved plat will expire after one (1) year if not recorded at the County Clerk's office.  

b. Administrative Approval;

(1) Upon receipt of a corrected submittal, staff will approve the plat.
(2) In the event staff does not find that the plat meets the requirements of Chapter 74 – Subdivisions, staff is required to forward the plat to the Planning and Zoning Commission for their consideration. The plat would then follow the approval process described above.

2. Rezones and Special Use Permits

a. A public hearing will be held before the Planning and Zoning Commission. The applicant has the opportunity to make a presentation on the proposal. The Commission will take action on the item at the same meeting.

b. Most applications will be docketed for a public hearing and action at a City Council meeting following the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Staff has the discretion to allow for more time between meetings. The Council will also take action at the same meeting.

c. Special use permits and rezones are approved by ordinance, which requires two readings of the ordinance by City Council. These two readings take place at separate meetings. 

F. RECORDATION 

1. Plats

a. Within one year following approval by the City, the applicant shall submit one (1) original Mylar to the City for signatures. All signatures and seals shall be clearly affixed in permanent black ink.

b. Original tax certificates from Harris County and Clear Creek ISD.

c. Performance bond for the construction of any improvements to be dedicated to the City.

V. Building Permit Submittal and Review

A. BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION AND PLAN SUBMITTAL

Building permits must be obtained before any type of construction is started in the City of Webster. Permit applications and plans shall be submitted to the Building Department Secretary at City Hall and must be accompanied by the appropriate plan review fees before they can be accepted.

1. All Building Permit applications shall contain the following information:

a. Date of Submittal;

b. Project Name, Physical Address and Phone Number;

c. Type of Business;

d. Cost of Construction;

e. Detailed Scope of Work;

f. Name, Address, and Phone Number of Contractor;

g. Copy of application for T.A.S. review where applicable;

h. Copy of asbestos survey if a remodel or demolition is involved; and

i. Name, Phone Number, Fax Number and E-Mail Address of Authorized Representative.

2. Construction Plans

Three (3) full sets of construction plans must be submitted for review with the Building Permit Application. At least one of these three (3) sets must bear the Original seal and signature of the design professional responsible for these plans. These plans must contain the following information:

a. Cover Sheet including the following:

  • Name of the Project;
  • Legal Description and Address of the Property;
  • Project team;
  • General plan category;
  • Land use;
  • Type of construction;
  • Fire protection;
  • Allowable building area;
  • Gross building area;
  • Net building area;
  • Occupancy groups;
  • Building use;
  • Applicable code groups;

b. Recorded Plat of the Property:

c. Site Plan – Include Property Lines, Building Location, Parking and Landscaping.

d. Utility Site Plan – Include Water and Sewer Tap Size and Location and any on-site water and sewer lines. Electrical and Gas service locations may also be shown on this sheet.

e. Site Drainage Plan – Include Inlet and Outfall Locations, Detention Ponds, Drainage Pipe Sizes and Locations and any drainage calculations.

f. Structural Plans and Building Elevations.

g. Electrical Plans – Include Load Analysis, One Line Service Diagram, Receptacle, Lighting and Outlet Locations and Panel Schedules.

h. Plumbing Plans – Include Drain, Waste and Vent Riser Diagrams, Water Supply Riser Diagrams, Gas Riser Diagrams and Fixture Locations.

i. Mechanical (HVAC) Plans – Include Equipment Types, Sizes and Locations and Duct Layout.

j. Fire Sprinkler and Fire Alarm Plans where applicable. 

(1) All plans reviewed by the Webster Fire Department will consider the following criteria for life safety:
(a) Classification of occupancy and contents hazards as proposed by the developer for intended use of the premises and type of construction.
(b) Means of egress relating to the number and arrangement of exits, travel distances to exits, exit and emergency lighting, doors, locking arrangements, occupant loads for the various occupancies.
(c) Features of fire protection relating to building construction, smoke barriers and compartmentation, decorations and interior finishes.
(d) Building services relating to elevators, HVAC equipment, smoke control, fire detection, alarm and communication systems, fire suppression systems and fire department access.
(e)  Life safety evaluations and emergency response capability assessments may need to be made on a case by case basis regarding large assembly occupancies. Such assessment issues shall be addressed by emergency response agencies, event participants and property owners.
(2) Fire Alarm Plans: Fire detection, alarm and communications plans may be submitted for review by:
(a) A registered professional engineer licensed by the State of Texas whose seal is affixed to the plans; or
(b) A person who is registered with the Texas Department of Insurance as an alarm-planning superintendent employed with the company who is going to install the fire alarm system.
(c) Only companies who are registered with the Texas Department of Insurance as fire alarm contractors may install fire detection and alarm systems.
(d) Plans submitted for review shall have cut-sheets or manufacturers data sheets for the appliances and devices that are proposed for the system.
(3) Fire Extinguishing Systems Plans may be submitted for review by:
(a) A registered professional engineer licensed by the State of Texas whose seal is affixed to the plans; or
(b) A person who is registered with the Texas Department of Insurance as a responsible managing employee (R.M.E.) employed with the company who is going to install the proposed fire suppression system.
(c) Only companies who are registered with the Texas Department of Insurance as fire sprinkler contractors may install fire suppression systems.
(d) Plans submitted for review shall have flow data, calculations, and cut-sheets or manufacturers data sheets for the devices that are proposed for the system.
(4) Cooking Operations: Fire suppression systems for cooking operations may be submitted for review by:
(a) All plans submitted for fire suppression systems for ventilation hoods used for commercial cooking operations shall be by persons registered with the Texas Department of Insurance.
(b) Pre-engineered systems must have manufacturers data sheets provided at the time of plan submittal. 

k. Design Criteria Shall be Included on the plans.

l. Proof of the completion of an Asbestos Survey is required for all Demolition, Remodel or Renovation projects.

m. Proof of Project Submittal for review of the Texas Accessibility Standards where project value is in excess of $50,000. (Commercial projects only.)

n. Seal and Signature of the Architect and/or Engineer where required by the Building Code and/or applicable State laws.

 B.  DISTRIBUTION OF PLANS AND PLAN REVIEW

Immediately following the submittal of plans for review, the Plans Examiner will create a unique Comment List for each review. This document will be stored in a Plan Review folder on the server and will be accessible to all reviewers. All review comments will be placed in this document.

The Plans Examiner will print each current Punch List for review at the Wednesday Development Review Meeting. Any further comments will be addressed and the Punch List will be sent to the applicant along with plans to be revised.

All submitted plans are introduced for review at the weekly Development Meeting. These meetings are held each Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 PM. Within 48 hours of the submittal of the plans, the Plans Examiner will review the submitted plans to ensure that all required documentation is present. If further information is required, the applicant will be notified and review will commence only after the required documentation is provided. Incomplete sets of plans will not be reviewed. A deadline for review completion will be set for each new project at the weekly Development Review Meetings. A period of 7 to 21 working days is sufficient for most projects. 

Plans are stored for review in the office of the Plans Examiner. Each reviewer is responsible for completing their review and updating the Punch List with their comments before the pre-determined deadline date. Two of the three submitted sets are available for check out from the Plans Examiner's office but must be returned as soon as the review is complete. The plan set containing Original Seals and Signatures may not leave the Plans Examiner's office. Approved plan sets may be distributed following permit issuance.

Responsible parties for plan review are:

Department Contact Phone Number
Engineering Email David Glasco 281.316.4139
Planning Email Evan DuVall 281.316.4122
Public Works Email Shannon Hicks 281.316.3707
Fire Department Email Ron Gaines 281.316.3744
Building Department Email Erich Pen 281.316.4131

Following plan review, all review comments will be placed on the punchlist located in the Plan Review folder and any borrowed plan sets will be returned to the Plans Examiner. Plans requiring revision and resubmittal will be returned to the applicant with an attached list of the plan deficiencies. 

C. RESUBMITTAL OF REVISED PLANS

Three (3) complete sets of the revised plans shall be submitted after revisions have been completed. At least one of the three (3) sets shall bear the Original  seal and signature of the design professional responsible for the plans. A letter addressing these revisions shall also be included to instruct the reviewers as to the plan revisions. 

Review of the resubmitted plans will generally be completed within 7 - 14 working days from the date of resubmittal.

D. ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMIT

Following the review and approval of the plans and the payment of all appropriate fees, a Building Permit will be issued for the project. Fees may include; Building Permit Fees, Water Impact Fees and Sewer Impact Fees. Additional fees for Water and Sewer taps and Water Meter deposits are required before taps will be placed. 

VI. INSPECTIONS

All aspects of the permitted project are subject to inspection by City of Webster inspection personnel. Inspections shall be requested by calling the Permit Line at 281-338-2925, a 24-hour advance notice is required for all inspections. Inspections requests must include the following information:

  • Project Name and Address;
  • Permit Number;
  • Requestor's Name and Phone Number;
  • Desired Inspection Date and AM or PM inspection; and
  • Type of Inspection Being Requested.

A. REQUIRED INSPECTIONS

The following is a list of Required inspections for building projects in the City of Webster. These inspections can be done for all of the work involved in a certain area of responsibility at one time, or they can be done as partial inspections for only a portion of the work at a time. All of these inspections may or may not be applicable to each project.

All Final and Certificate of Occupancy Inspections are mandatory before a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued. Occupancy of a building or business is not permitted without a Certificate of Occupancy.

BUILDING (STRUCTURAL) INSPECTIONS

  • FOUNDATION (Piers) – Inspection is to be performed after pier holes are drilled, but before concrete is placed in the holes. Reinforcing steel must be ready for concrete placement.
  • FOUNDATION (Slab) – Inspection to be performed after all forms, joints, reinforcing and reinforcement supports are in place, but before concrete placement.
  • HURRICANE CLIPS AND STRAPS – Inspection to be performed after the installation of all Hurricane Clips and Straps, before being covered by the building sheathing or insulation. This inspection may be performed in conjunction with the Framing inspection if all clips and straps are visible.
  • BRICK TIES – Inspection to be performed following the attachment of Brick Ties to the structural framing of the building, but before beginning brick veneer installation. 
  • FRAMING – Inspection to be performed after all structural framing is in place and complete, and after all Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical Cover inspections have passed. Walls shall not be covered, or insulation installed before successful completion of the Framing inspection. Partial Framing inspections for the Steel Structure, Exterior walls or Interior walls may be necessary.
  • BUILDING FINAL – Inspection to be performed after all work, including cleanup and debris removal, has been completed and before a tenant occupies the building or business. All Electrical, Plumbing and Mechanical Final inspections must have been successfully completed prior to requesting the Building Final inspection.

ELECTRICAL INSPECTIONS

  • TEMPORARY SERVICE POLE – Inspection to be performed after Temporary Service Pole is installed and ready for electrical connection. Upon successful completion of this inspection, the electrical connection to the pole will be released.
  • UNDERGROUND – Inspection to be performed after underground conduits or cables are installed, but before covering these installations.
  • WALL COVER – Inspection to be performed after all wiring, fixture and device boxes and panels are installed within the structural framing of the walls, but before the wall framing is covered.
  • CEILING COVER – Inspection to be performed after all wiring, fixture boxes and device boxes are installed within the structural framing of the ceiling, but before the ceiling framing is covered.
  • DEVICE INSPECTION – Inspection to be performed after all fixtures, switches, receptacles and other such devices are installed in the device boxes, but before cover plates and panel covers are installed.
  • TEMPORARY CUT IN – Inspection to be performed after the Electrical service has been completed. Electrical service must be properly protected from personnel during the time that temporary power is allowed. 
  • ELECTRICAL FINAL – Inspection to be performed after all Electrical work on the project is complete. Permanent electrical connection will be released following the successful completion of the Electrical Final inspection.

MECHANICAL INSPECTIONS (HVAC)

  • ROUGH IN – Inspection to be performed after all equipment, ductwork and grilles are installed in the structural framing, but before these installations are concealed within the framing.
  • MECHANICAL FINAL – Inspection to be performed after all installation work is complete and all equipment is operational.

PLUMBING INSPECTIONS 

  • PLUMBING GROUND – Inspection to be performed after the installation of all underground piping, fittings and traps, but before any of these installations are covered.
  • TOP OUT – Inspection to be performed after all above ground piping, valves, water heaters and such are installed within the building framing, but before such installations are concealed.
  • GAS TEST – Inspection to be performed after all natural gas piping, valves and appliances have been installed and are ready for operation. A mercury gauge or approved low-pressure air gauge is required for this test, where no leakage is permitted. Upon successful completion of this test, permanent gas connection approval will be released. 
  • PLUMBING FINAL – Inspection to be performed after all plumbing work has been completed. All fixtures and backflow prevention devices must be installed and operational. Backflow devices shall have been tested for proper operation.

ENGINEERING INSPECTIONS

  • Storm Drainage within RIGHT OF WAY – Inspection to be performed after the installation of the pipe, but before covering of the pipe.
  • Driveway Work within RIGHT OF WAY – Inspection to be performed after forms, joints, reinforcing, and reinforcement supports are in place, but before concrete placement.
  • Storm Drainage Site Work – Inspection to be performed after the pipe and catch basins are installed, but before covering these facilities.
  • Parking & Driveway Site Work –Inspections to be performed after forms, joints, reinforcing, and reinforcement supports are in place, but before concrete placement.

PUBLIC WORKS INSPECTIONS

  • Sanitary Sewer Work within RIGHT OF WAY – All sewer taps will be installed by the City of Webster. Inspection of other work shall be performed after the installation of the pipe, but before covering of the pipe.
  • Water Lines within Right of way – All water taps will be installed by the City of Webster. Inspection of other work shall be performed after the installation of the pipe, but before covering of the pipe.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY INSPECTIONS

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY INSPECTION – BUILDING DEPARTMENT - This inspection is performed following the successful completion of all Final Inspections and is required before a building or business can be opened to the public. All fixtures, furniture and such shall be in place prior to this inspection.

CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY – FIRE MARSHAL - This inspection is performed by the Fire Marshal's office immediately prior to opening the building or business to the public. All fixtures, furniture, fire extinguishers and such shall be in place prior to this inspection. The Fire Marshal's office must be notified to schedule this inspection (281-333-2712).

Upon Completion of all required inspections and approval of both the Building Division and the Fire Marshal's office, a Certificate of Occupancy will be issued for the project and all permits for that project will be closed out. In cases where a Certificate of Occupancy is already in place, and only a minor amount of remodeling is necessary, a Certificate of Completion may be issued for the project.

VII. Sign Permit Submittal, Review and Inspection

A. All advertising signs placed in the City of Webster must be submitted for review and permits must be issued prior to Sign erection.

1. All Sign permit applications shall contain the following information:

a. Business Name, Address, Phone Number and Name of Business Owner;

b. Property Owner's Name, Address and Phone Number;

c. Sign Contractor's Name, Address and Phone Number;

d. Signatures of the Business Owner, Property Owner and Sign Contractor; and

e. Plans Showing the Proposed Sign.

2. Plans for all Sign Permits shall include the following:

a. Site plan showing all property lines, building locations, parking lot locations and all existing free-standing signs.

b. Structural design drawings for all free-standing signs 25 feet tall or taller.

c. Drawings showing the sign message and the dimensions of the proposed sign.

d. Electrical details for all electrical signs.

e. Building elevations for all Wall Sign submittals. These must include roof lines, wall faces, dimensions, sign locations and details.

f. Landscape drawings showing the required landscaping for all free-standing signs.

3. Sign Plan Review and Permitting.

a. All sign permit applications shall be submitted, with all of the required information, to the Building Department Secretary at City Hall. The plans will be logged in and forwarded to the Plans Examiner for review.

b. The Plans Examiner will review the plans to ensure that all required information is included and all proposed signs meet the requirements of the City of Webster Sign Ordinance.

c. Review will take 1 to 2 business days after which the permit will be issued for signs that are in conformance with all Ordinance criteria. Plans that are not in conformance will be returned to the applicant for revision and resubmittal.

4. Sign Inspections.

a. All permitted signs will be subject to inspection by Building Department Inspection personnel. The following inspections will be required for all signs:

1. Foundation Inspection – To be completed after the foundation has been excavated and reinforcing is in place, but before concrete is placed.

2. Sign Shop Inspection – To be completed after the sign has been constructed but before the sign is erected in its final position. This inspection can be performed at the sign contractor's shop or on-site prior to sign erection.

3. Sign Final Inspection – To be completed following the erection and connection of all signs. All required Landscaping must be in place for this inspection. 

VIII. EXHIBIT A. SIGNATURE BLOCKS FOR PLATS

The following form for dedications and certifications shall be utilized on the final plat of subdivisions or resubdivisions:

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRIS

I (or We), (name of owner[s], title, company), owner (or owners) of the property subdivided in the above and foregoing map of the (name of subdivision), do hereby make subdivision of said property (in case of corporations, use "for and on behalf of said [name of company]), according to the lines, streets, alleys, parks, and easements therein shown, and designate said subdivision as (name of subdivision) in the ____________________ survey, _______________ County, Texas; and (in case of corporations, use "on behalf of said/name of company/; and") dedicate to public use, as such, the streets, alleys, parks, and easements shown thereon forever; and do hereby waive any claims for damages occasioned by the establishing of grades as approved for the streets and alleys dedicated, or occasioned by the alteration of the surface of any portion of streets or alleys to conform to such grades; and do hereby bind myself (or ourselves), my (or our) successors and assigns to warrant and forever defend the title to the land so dedicated.

The following paragraph is to be used where there is a lien against the property (or a separate instrument may be filed):

I (or we), (name of mortgagee or names of mortgagees), owner and holder (or owners and holders) of a lien (or liens) upon said property, do hereby ratify and confirm said subdivision and dedication, and do hereby in all things subordinate to said subdivision and dedication the lien (or liens) against said land owned and held by me (or us). (Signature of lienholder or signature of lienholders to appear below that of owners and to be duly acknowledged.) The following paragraph is to be used where there are to be overhead lines in easements.

There is also dedicated for utilities an unobstructed aerial easement five (5) feet wide from a plane twenty (20) feet aboveground upward located adjacent to all easements and alleys shown hereon.

The following paragraph is to be used to prevent rear driveway access to any street and side driveway access to a major thoroughfare or freeway.

We hereby covenant and agree with the City of Webster and/or Harris County that lots backing or siding on ____________________ Street shall not have direct driveway access to said street.

Endorsement form for individual or individuals: WITNESS my (or our) hand, Webster, Harris County, Texas, this __________ day of __________, 20__.

Signature of owner or signatures of owners) Endorsement form for corporations: IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, the (name of company) has caused these presents to be signed by (name of president), its president, thereunto authorized, attested by its secretary, (name of secretary), and its common seal hereunto affixed this __________ day of __________, 20__.

(Name of company) 

BY: (President) ATTEST: (Secretary)

The following paragraph is to be used as a notary acknowledgment for individual or individuals:

STATE OF TEXAS COUNTY OF HARRISBEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared (name of owner or names of owners), known to me to be person (or persons) whose name (or names) is (or are) subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that he (or they) executed the same for the purposes and consideration therein set forth. (If a husband and wife join in the dedication, the following form should be added; and the same said [name of wife], having been examined by me privately and apart from her husband and having the same fully explained to her by me, acknowledged said instrument to be her act and deed, and that she had willingly signed the same.) GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF OFFICE, this ___________ day of __________, 20__.

Notary Public in and for ____________ County, Texas (SEAL)
The following paragraph is to be used as a notary acknowledgment for corporations:

STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRIS BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, on this day personally appeared (name of company), known to me to be the persons whose names are subscribed to the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged to me that they executed the same for the purposes and considerations therein expressed, and in the capacity therein and herein setout, and as the act and deed of said corporation.

GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND SEAL OF OFFICE, this __________ day of __________, 20___.

Notary Public in and for ____________ County, Texas (SEAL)
The following paragraph is to be used for the engineer's and/or surveyor's certification: 
This is to certify that I, (name of engineer), a registered engineer (or licensed surveyor) of the State of Texas, have platted the above subdivision from an actual survey on the ground; and that all block corners, angle points, and points of curve are properly marked with iron rods (specify rod length and size), and that this plat correctly represents that survey made by me.

(Signature)

 (Texas Registration No.) (Seal) The following paragraphs are to be used for the city's certification for a plat approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission: This is to certify that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Webster, Texas, has approved this plat and subdivision of (name of subdivision) as shown hereon.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, witness the official signature of the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Webster, Texas on this __________ day of __________, 20 __.

_______________________________________

Keith Tucker, Chairman
ATTEST:

_______________________________________

Crystal Roan, City Secretary

The following paragraphs are to be used for the city's certification for a plat approved administratively: This is to certify that this plat is an amending or minor plat under the provisions of the Texas Local Government Code Section 212.0065 and meets all of the requirements of the Subdivision Regulations, Chapter 74 of the City of Webster Code of Ordinances. The City of Webster has approved and authorizes the recording of this plat.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, witness the official signature of the Chairman of the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Webster, Texas on this __________ day of __________, 20 __.

_______________________________________

Keith Tucker, Chairman

ATTEST:

_______________________________________

Crystal Roan, City Secretary

The following paragraph is to be used for the Community Development Director's certification: The Director of Community Development of the City of Webster, Texas, hereby certifies that this subdivision plat conforms to all requirements of the subdivision regulations as to which his approval is required.

 Derhyl Hebert, Director of Community Development

The following paragraph is to be used for the County Clerk's certification upon recordation: STATE OF TEXAS

COUNTY OF HARRIS

I, Stan Stanart, clerk of the county court of Harris County, Texas, do hereby certify that the written instrument with its certificate of authentication was filed for registration in my office on ______________, 20____, at _____ o'clock, ___ M, and duly recorded on _______________, 20____, at _____o'clock, ___M, and at film code number ____________________, of the map records of Harris County for said county.

WITNESS my hand and seal of office, at Houston, the day and date last above written.

 By:___________________________________ 

 Stan Stanart

 County Clerk of Harris County, Texas

 By:___________________________________

 Edwina V. Mack, Deputy

IX. EXHIBIT B. Service Provider Contact Information

A. CenterPoint Energy (Electric and Gas) 

Crystal Shrader
 (713) 207-0430
Email Crystal Shrader 

Applicant will email a copy of the plat to Emailed to L.Row for the purpose of providing a no objection letter.  

B. Frontier Communications (Phone) 

Darrin Albrecht
(281) 338-2221
Email Darrin Albrecht

Applicant will provide Verizon with a copy of the plat for review by sending the plat to Darrin Albrecht email for the purpose of providing a no objection letter. 

C. Comcast (Cable)

Chris Grey
713-637-5025
Email Chris Grey

Applicant will provide Comcast with a copy of the plat for review by sending the plat to Chris Grey's email for the purpose of providing a no objection letter.  

X. EXHIBIT C. TAX CERTIFICATE CONTACT INFORMATION

 a. Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD)

School District Office Staff

2425 East Main Street

League City, Texas 77573

Phone: 281-284-0218

Website

There is a $10 charge for this service.

B. Harris County Tax Office

Don Sumners
Attention: Customer Service Department
P.O. Box 4663
Houston, Texas 77210-4663(7
13) 368-2000

 XI. EXHIBIT D. CITY OF WEBSTER ADOPTED CODES
(Updated November, 2016) 2015 International Building Code
2015 International Residential Code
2015 International Plumbing Code
2015 International Fuel Gas Code
2015 International Mechanical Code
2014 National Electrical Code
2015 International Energy Conservation Code
2015 International Property Maintenance Code
1985 Standard Unsafe Building Abatement Code
2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Copies of all of the above codes are available for viewing at City Hall.