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

Status as of Mar. 20, 2023, at 12 pm: City of Houston Information Technology teams are aware of intermittent network issues impacting customers' abilities to connect with iPermits, ProjectDox, and the inspection notification system. The issue began over the weekend and IT is still determining the…
The 2015 IBC Houston Amendments and 2020 NEC Administrative Code Provisions have been updated to reflect recent ordinance changes.
April 21 from 8-11:30 am This free, in-person training will explain how FEMA is changing the way it prices flood insurance.
Effective April 1, 2023, iPermits will require all users to update their passwords every 270 days. New passwords must be between 8-12 characters and contain a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.