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

Use your 8-digit project number to check your plan review or inspection status

Sold Permits Search

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

Fee Calculator

Estimate the building permit fee for your project

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Water Meters

Submit an application, pay an invoice, submit plans, and more.

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Get the latest updates on our new permitting system coming soon

Construction Code Modernization

Get news and updates on the 2021 Construction Code adoption process 

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Infrastructure Design Manual

Get the news and updates on the 2022-2023 Infrastructure Design Manual review process

Making a payment

Instructions have been updated for the new Paymentus online payment portal

Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane Season Begins June 1st – November 30th…Be Prepared and create a plan using the City of Houston Disaster Preparedness Guide, which is updated every year and...

Latest News and Events

The Houston Permitting Center is open, but we have limited staff in the building to assist customers. For better service, please use our online services or return tomorrow. All inspections have been rescheduled for tomorrow. Please stay safe.
Save the date for a live webinar on the City of Houston's Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) that the Houston Permitting Center will be hosting.