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

The City of Houston is about to begin engaging stakeholders in the City’s Construction Code Modernization (CCM) project, designed to build a resilient and sustainable City that can shield us from future shocks and stressors to keep Houstonians safe, healthy, and strong.
Building Code Enforcement's Plan Review section is joining our pilot of a new appointment booking program called Microsoft Bookings. The pilot started with the Office of the City Engineer's Public Utilities and Permits section earlier this summer.  BCE Plan Review will offer online appointments to…
Effective Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, when an Occupancy inspector returns to a site after a 15-day notice has been issued to a business owner, an investigation fee will be assessed in addition to any citations for violations found at the site. 
The Houston Permitting Center will be closed on the following days: