Multi-Family Habitability Inspection

In November 2009, Houston City Council adopted ordinance 2009-1043 to provide for the registration and inspection of all multi-family properties with 3 or more units. All properties will be inspected on a rotating basis to ensure that they meet Chapter 10 Minimum Standards.

The goals of the program are as follows:
 

  • Ensure that multi-family structures meet minimum standards for habitability
  • Establish programmatic inspection process to ensure all apartments are inspected on a cycle
  • Provide a method whereby we eliminate duplication of effort between city departments
  • Track progress of investigations

 

 Two types of inspections are conducted:

  • Service Request Inspections – Habitability receives referrals from 311, Mayor and City Council, other city departments
  • Programmatic Inspections -  This process ensures that apartments maintain their properties; complexes with 3 or more units will be inspected on a rotating basis

Office Locations: 1002 Washington, 4th Floor 832-394-8841

 

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE A TENANT 

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Haga clic aqúi si usted es un inquilino (Español)

 

CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE AN OWNER
 

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CLICK HERE for Multi-Family Habitability FAQs

Haga clic aqúi para Preguntas más Frecuentes de Habitabilidad Multifamiliar (Español)

 

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