I Received a Letter about an Automotive Repair Facility License

Automotive Repair Facility FAQ
Please look here first if you have a question about the Automotive Repair Facility License Letter that you received. 

Why did I receive this notice?
In order to operate as an Automotive Repair Facility in the City of Houston, you must be licensed in accordance with Chapter 8 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. To view this ordinance, please visit http://www.municode.com/Library/TX/Houston.

How can I pay?
Please complete the information in your application packet and bring it to:

Houston Permitting Center
Center Auto Dealers Detail, Basement Level
1002 Washington
Houston, TX 77002

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

What Ordinance does this pertain to?
Chapter 8 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. http://www.municode.com/Library/TX/Houston.

What is my fee?
Presently, the fee for a new license is $490.

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

What other documents do I need before I can get this license?

  1. A Certificate of Occupancy. If you do not have one, the City of Houston Occupancy office is located at the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington, 1st Floor, Houston, TX 77002 (832-394-8880). Auto Dealers will accept a receipt or the final certificate.
  2. Present a legal description of your corporation (if applicable) or DBA or Assumed Name certificate – The DBA office is at 201 Caroline, Suite 460, Houston, TX 77002.
  3. A City of Houston application – This form must be signed and notarized. If you do not have a notary, please do not sign the application until you report to the Auto Dealers Detail office.
  4. A Deed Restriction and Law Compliance Affidavit – This form must also be signed and notarized. If you do not have a notary, please do not sign the affidavit until you report to the Auto Dealers Detail office.

 

All of the necessary paperwork listed should be brought to the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington, Auto Dealers Detail, Basement level, Houston, TX 77002 832-394-4800.

My store is not an Automotive Repair Facility.
Please contact our Office at 832-394-4800 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 832-394-4800 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please have proof of your payment (license #) on-hand for reference.

Does my facility need to be inspected?
To obtain a new license, you do not need an inspection; however, your facility is subject to random inspections.

 

Further information is available online at: http://www.houstontx.gov/police/auto_dealers_detail/
 

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