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

Sold Permits Search
Sold Permits

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

Start an Application
start an application

Self-service options
available online.

COMcheck training

A complete COMcheck report is required for plan approval. Watch our workshop or review the guidelines to avoid frequently missed items.

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

Houston Public Works (HPW) has completed the 2021-2022 Review Cycle.
The Houston Permitting Center will soon be holding a pilot program for a limited number of City of Houston-registered solar panel contractors to use the new SolarAPP+ online iPermit process for simple solar panel installations without plan review submittal.
Our office will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022, in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5.
The Office of the City Engineer is pleased to welcome the Mobility Permits section to the team, effective Monday, July 11, 2022. Staff will begin moving over the next week. We do not expect any delays in service while staff transition to the new office at 1002 Washington Ave.