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

Apply for a water meter


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

Making a payment

Instructions have been updated for the new Paymentus online payment portal

Completing a Task

This video shows users how to complete a task in ProjectDox. View our How-to Video playlist for more tutorials.

Hurricane Preparedness

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

Latest News and Events

As of 2 pm on Jan. 31, 2023, the address validation system went down. We are working with IT and the Planning Department for a resolution. At this time, building permit applications that require address validation cannot be processed.  Updates will be provided on this page. 
Starting Friday, Feb. 17, 2023, the Office of the City Engineer's Construction Services team will no longer schedule same-day inspections for sidewalks and driveways via the phone line. Instead, inspection requests will be scheduled for the next business day. Customers can choose a morning or…
As a reminder, the previous GIMS system has been retired and replaced with GeoLink Hub. The Street Cut Permit System and Moblity Permit System have been moved to GeoLink Hub. Previously registered GIMS users were transferred to the new system, including user names, passwords, and permit history. 
Beginning Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023, the Office of the City Engineer's Stormwater Drainage group will move to Microsoft Bookings for appointment scheduling.