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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Start an Application
start an application

Self-service options
available online.

COMcheck training

A complete COMcheck report is required for plan approval. Watch our workshop or review the guidelines to avoid frequently missed items.

Residential Minor Repairs

This video guides users through the residential minor repair application process for eligible work types.

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st – November 30th…Be Prepared.

Latest News and Events

Updates for May 9, 2022
Service Update Notification: Building Code Enforcement Expedited Review Service (ERS)
The Office of the City Engineer has launched a new cover sheet for easement dedication submittals. Easement Dedication | Houston Permitting Center