Mini Warehouse License

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1064
Contact
Administration & Regulatory Affairs
Commercial Permitting and Enforcement

Physical Address:

1002 Washington Ave., 1st floor
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:

PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251

832.394.8803
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$118.91
Admin fee
$29.72
Renewal fee
$118.91
Valid Period
1 year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)
Processing Time
1 business day

About

License allows an individual to operate a storage facility containing multiple units, not to exceed 40 feet by 20 feet, for the purpose of offering units to lease to the general public.

After Approval

Licensee must maintain records of rental or lease transactions, and make the records available to authorized law enforcement officers.

Conditions & Exceptions

Renewal is required provided still in operation.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center. 
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
     
What You Need

A renewal notice will be mailed for each applicable annual license at least 30 days prior to the account expiration date. If notice has not been received, contact 832-394-8803 and request a fee statement from ARA - Commercial Permitting & Enforcement.

Renew Online
  1. Visit the Houston Permit Portal website and click on the ARA Contact Us page to request portal access.
  2. Complete the required fields as prompted.
  3. UserID and password will be emailed within 1-2 business days.
  4. Complete payment of permit and admin fee with either an e-check or credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover). Convenience fee may apply.
  5. Permit will be emailed to the email address on file and saved as an attachment on the license in your portal account.
Renew in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center. 
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
Renew by Mail

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department
Commercial Permitting & Enforcement Section
PO Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston.