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

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

Sold Permits Search

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

Fee Calculator

Estimate the building permit fee for your project

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Water Meters

Apply for a water meter


Schedule an appointment for plan review and other services


Submit an application, pay an invoice, submit plans, and more.

Completing a Task

This video shows users how to complete a task in ProjectDox. View our How-to Video playlist for more tutorials.

How to upload files to ProjectDox

This video shows users how to navigate to the project folders, and upload and delete files. View our How-to Video playlist for more tutorials.

Hurricane Preparedness

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

Latest News and Events

As a reminder, the previous GIMS system has been retired and replaced with GeoLink Hub. The Street Cut Permit System and Moblity Permit System have been moved to GeoLink Hub. Previously registered GIMS users were transferred to the new system, including user names, passwords, and permit history. 
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, the Office of the City Engineer's Stormwater Drainage group will move to Microsoft Bookings for appointment scheduling. Online appointments will be available to discuss plan comments for public right-of-way (ROW) projects and BCE (private property) projects.  
The Office of the City Engineer will change the Storm Drainage group's walk-in service from in-person to virtual in an attempt to increase the use of the service by customers. Beginning on Monday, Jan.
The 2015 Code Words were recently updated to include a new Code Word. 2015-P12 provides policies for the use of ProVent and SoVent plumbing systems.