I Received a Letter about a Mini Warehouse License

 

Mini Warehouse FAQ
Please look here first if you have a question about the Mini Warehouse License Letter that you received.

Why did I receive this notice?
In order to operate as a Mini Warehouse in the City of Houston, you must be licensed in accordance with Chapter 27 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances.

What is the definition of a Mini Warehouse?
"Mini Warehouse" shall mean any storage facility containing multiple storage units or rooms which do not exceed 40 feet in length and 20 feet in width and which are available to the general public for rental under circumstances where the tenant or lessee has sole control over the property that is stored in such units or rooms.

How can I pay?
To pay by mail, please complete the information on your application and return with payment to:
City of Houston
Administration and Regulatory Affairs/CPE
P. O. Box 1561
Houston, TX 77251-1561

Make all checks payable to the City of Houston
**We do NOT accept credit card payments through the mail or any payment over the phone**

If you prefer to pay in person, you can pay by check, cashier’s check, money order or credit card (MC/V/D/AE) at the Houston Permitting Center located at 1002 Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, Houston, TX 77002. Please bring your completed application with you.

 
Is this something that I HAVE to pay?
Yes.  You received this notice because you operate as a Mini Warehouse and your business resides within the limits of the City of Houston.

What Ordinance does this pertain to?
Chapter 27 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances.

What is my fee?
Presently, the fee for a new license is $103.23.  A $25.80 administrative fee is also payable upon application or renewal. The total cost for the new license, including administrative fee, is $129.03.

 

When is my fee due?
This application must be returned with payment within 30 days of the mailing date on this letter.  
 

I do not own a Mini Warehouse
Please contact our Office at 832-394-8803 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please be aware that any claim of exemption will be subject to verification by inspection.

I have already paid for this license.
Please contact our Office at 832-394-8803 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  If you have already paid the city fees, please return this notice along with a copy of your Mini Warehouse License.  Please have proof of your payment on-hand for reference.

Further information is available online at http://www.houstontx.gov/ara/regaffairs/commercialpermitting

 

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