Veronica Cirilo, Administration Manager
The Permits Section of the Code Enforcement Branch is the starting and ending for most construction projects. The section consists of Customer Service Representatives which provide three main services: Permit Application Process, Utility Releases (Gas and Electric) and Addressing. The Permit office is located on the first floor at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002.
HOURS OF OPERATION
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
PERMIT OFFICE SERVICES
Project Numbers Assignment/Building Permit Application Processing - All construction projects will be assigned a Project Number. The Project Number is a unique number that all of the permits associated with the project will be pulled under. Upon completion of the building permit application, the representative will assign the project number.
First time submittal of plans - If plans are ready to be submitted for plan review, this process can be done at the same time as the application is processed, saving the customer valuable steps. Please ensure that commercial projects meet the Plan Review Prerequisites.
Note: Trade Contractors are licensed by the various Inspection Sections. Please see the Inspections page for more information.
Note: This section does not assign Premise Permits. Contact the Electrical Inspections Section at 832-394-8860 for more information.
Printing of Certificates of Occupancy and Certificates of Compliance - For new construction/remodels when all inspections have been performed and approved. Daily requests for certificates are received until 12:00 p.m. for same day 3:00 p.m. pick up. Contact Utility Releases at 832-394-8847.
Address Assignment or Permit Changes
iPERMITS (ONLINE PERMITS)
For your convenience we offer online permitting. The following permits may be purchased by the properly licensed and registered individual online:
For questions, please contact 832-394-8899 (Please note this is a high volume phone) or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register for this service, please click here.
TRADE PERMITS VIA FAX
Additionally, trade permits may be obtained via fax with an Advance Pay Account. Please be aware that there is a 24 hours turnaround time for permits. For information on how to obtain an Advance Pay Account please click here.
Main Line: 832-394-8899
Utility Releases: 832-394-8847