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.

Solar Panel and Other Residential Repair/Remodel Projects

Avoid getting overcharged. Be sure to select the correct application type for solar-only projects and other residential repairs and remodel projects. Follow the step...

Residential Minor Repairs

This video guides users through the residential minor repair application process for eligible work types.

Hurricane Preparedness

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

Latest News and Events

New guidelines for invoicing Mechanical Section– Elevator Group & Boiler Group The Houston Permitting Center is moving to electronic billing. As one of our customers you are  receiving this advance notification. If you are not the correct contact, please forward it to your  Accounts Payable…
Join the Office of the City Engineer for a webinar on the City of Houston's Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM). The latest edition of the IDM will go into effect on October 1, 2022. The webinar will cover the high-level changes implemented in the 2021-2022 review cycle:
The Office of the City Engineer is pleased to release a new guide to help engineers calculate detention rates for their plans.
New guidelines for invoicing Sign Administration The Houston Permitting Center is moving to electronic billing. With our new e-invoicing guidelines, the Sign Administration Group will issue invoices in electronic format as the preferred way of submitting invoices to our customers starting…