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

Starting Monday, October 18, a new online application will be available for residential minor repairs per spec list. The new application will streamline the permitting process by no longer requiring plan review through ProjectDox. The following types of work are eligible for the new application…
This notice is to advise the public that the Legal-reviewed "backline" drafts of the proposed Houston amendments have been updated to the Houston Construction Code.
The Standard Review Committee was established to review, revise, and update standards and documents.
Latest update As of 9/18/2021 at 3:30 pm: All network issues have been resolved. Payment for new plan review applications is now available.