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.
Use your 8-digit project number to check your plan review or inspection status
Search for permits sold over a rolling 3-year period or search by council district
Estimate the building permit fee for your project
Apply for a water meter
Schedule an appointment for plan review and other services
Submit an application, pay an invoice, submit plans, and more.
Making a payment
Don't delay, buy flood insurance today. There is a 30-day waiting period before insurance is effective.
Disclosure of Flood Risk
A new state law went into effect on January 1, 2022, where apartment owners must disclose to renters if their property is located in the 100-year floodplain or if the property has flooded within the last five years.
Learn how to fill out each section of the elevation certificate form, correct an existing certificate, and other general issues completing the form.