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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Live Chat
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Chat with an available agent
or leave a message

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Performance Dashboard
Performance Dashboard

Daily snapshot of plan review times and inspections completed 

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Customer Satisfaction
Customer Satisfaction

Let us know how we're doing

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Flood protection
flood protected house

Did you know 25% of structures that flood each year are located outside the high-risk flood zone?

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Request Public Records

City of Houston complies with the Texas Public Information Act. The act allows for any record to be requested without having to explain why. The Office of the Texas Attorney General oversees the implementation and compliance with the act.  


 

Latest News and Events

Effective immediately, the certificate of occupancy fee will no longer be included in the inspection fee. There will be an additional fee of $85.45 for each certificate applied on top of the inspection fee, per the amended code. Last update: January 19, 2022
On December 1st, 2021 City Council approved an ordinance changing how the fees for one- and two-family dwellings are calculated based on square footage. The permit applications will now include two square footage boxes; one for new construction and one for remodels or alterations.
In remember of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., our offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at 8 AM.
 Update: Live chat services will close every day at 4 pm until January 4, 2022, then resume normal business hours.   Last update: 12.21.2021