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.
Use your 8-digit project number to check your plan review or inspection status
Search for permits sold over a rolling 3-year period or search by council district
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Daily snapshot of plan review times and inspections completed
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Did you know 25% of structures that flood each year are located outside the high-risk flood zone?
Learn about our new permitting system coming soon
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Program for boarding homes, lodging facilities, alternate housing and correctional facilities
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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.