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

The ProjectDox 9.2 upgrade, initially planned for May 30, 2023, has been postponed and tentatively rescheduled to June 20, 2023.  The training sessions will also be rescheduled. This decision has been made due to unexpected network issues that need to be resolved to ensure a smooth and seamless…
Building Code Enforcement recently moved more staff from the Permits team out to the permit counter on the 1st floor. As a result, walk-in services for Traffic moved to the 2nd floor, and for Floodplain Management Office to the 3rd floor.
Over the next few weeks, the second floor of the Houston Permitting Center will be under construction. During this time, most staff from the Office of the City Engineer (OCE) will be working at alternate locations. We recommend reaching your assigned reviewer via email.