Credit Access Business Certificate of Registration

Commercial Permitting and Enforcement - ARACPE1066
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
$55.54
Admin fee
$29.72
Renewal fee
$55.54
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
same day

About

Credit access businesses operating in the City of Houston are required to apply for and purchase a Certificate of Registration. They must meet all the City of Houston requirements before the certification registration is issued.

After Approval

Certificate of Registration must be displayed in prominent area of business.

Conditions & Exceptions

If all requirements are not met, Certificate of Registration will not be issued.

Statutory Authority
What You Need
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, required 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.
Apply by Mail
  1. Download and print the application form.
  2. Completely fill in the application, gather required documents and submit with application fee to:
    City of Houston - ARA
    Commercial Permitting & Enforcement 
    PO Box 1561
    Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston. 

Conditions & Exceptions

Businesses operating outside Houston city limits do not need to apply.

What You Need

Renewal invoice is mailed approximately 30 days prior to expiration date.

Renew in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, required 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
  1. Download and print the application form.
  2. Completely fill in the application, gather required documents and submit with application fee to:
    City of Houston - ARA
    Commercial Permitting & Enforcement 
    PO Box 1561
    Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make checks and money orders payable to City of Houston. 

Conditions & Exceptions

Businesses operating outside Houston city limits do not need to apply.