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.

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

Effective Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022, private detention, restrictor design, and calculations must be provided on plans submitted through Building Code Enforcement's private plan review process in lieu of a separate plan submission through the Office of City Engineer.
The Construction Code Modernization (CCM) project is now underway.
In accordance with City policy, most permit, license, and registration fees will increase by 2.662727% effective January 1, 2023. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
Taps & Meters section will roll out a new online application for Transient Meters starting Monday, Dec. 12, 2022. The new online application is