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

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

Live Chat
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Chat with an available agent
or leave a message

Performance Dashboard
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Daily snapshot of plan review times and inspections completed 

Customer Satisfaction
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Let us know how we're doing

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


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.