Welcome to the Houston Permitting Center

The Houston Permitting Center combines the majority of the City of Houston's permitting and licensing into one convenient location. We opened in June 2011 with a mission to help customers achieve their goals while complying with the City’s regulations. Providing excellent service, streamlining business processes, implementing innovative technologies, and proactively engaging customers are all cornerstones of our mission.

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Project Status
Project Status

Use your 8-digit project number to check your plan review or inspection status

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Sold Permits Search
Sold Permits

Search for permits sold over a rolling 3-year period or search by council district

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Live Chat
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Chat with an available agent
or leave a message

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Performance Dashboard
Performance Dashboard

Daily snapshot of plan review times and inspections completed 

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Customer Satisfaction
Customer Satisfaction

Let us know how we're doing

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Flood protection
flood protected house

Did you know 25% of structures that flood each year are located outside the high-risk flood zone?

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Request Public Records

City of Houston complies with the Texas Public Information Act. The act allows for any record to be requested without having to explain why. The Office of the Texas Attorney General oversees the implementation and compliance with the act.  


 

Latest News and Events

We're excited to announce our new BCycle Station has been installed. This program is available to the public. City employees may receive a discount.  Last update: December 1, 2021
These drawings may be used to document a 1-hour fire-rated exterior wall design for wood framed structures located less than 5-feet to the property line after the effective dates of the adopted 2015 IBC and IRC codes.
WHEN WILL THE CODES GO INTO EFFECT? Once approved, new construction codes will go into effect on January 2, 2022.  
Our office will be closed on Friday, December 24, and Monday, December 27 in observance of Christmas. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 28 during normal business hours at 8 am.   Last update: November 16, 2021