Plan Approval Information

Garden Oaks is a Deed Restricted neighborhood with different restrictions for each section.

Owners are very strongly urged to obtain GOMO approval of their plans BEFORE applying for permits with the City of Houston.  A work stoppage after your project has begun because of a reported and confirmed violation of the Deed Restrictions can be costly.  Save yourself the stress and costs by getting early approval of your projects.

Owners are encouraged to attend a meeting early in their planning process to ask questions.


For Construction Plan approval of a completely new structure, please submit the following:

  1. Completed and signed two page Plan Submission Form
  2. Current Survey of the Property
  3. Plans including site plan, floor plans, and elevations with full dimensions
  4. Include the Elevation (height) of the residence and the garage if building a new detached garage

For Construction Plan approval of a “remodel” or addition to an existing structure where ANY part of the original structure is not demolished, please submit this additional information:

  1. Completed and signed Plan Submission Form
  2. Current Survey of the Property
  3. Plans including site plan, floor plans, and elevations with full dimensions. These plans should clearly show the portions of the original structure which will remain
  4. Demolition Plans
  5. Photographs of the sides of structures which will be changed by the project
  6. Include the Elevation with height annotated of the residence and garage if building an upstairs addition to an existing detached garage

Digital versions of plans in PDF format may be submitted via email to manager@gardenoaks.org Drawings, including dimensions, must be legible when printed on tabloid (11″ by 17″).