Transporter Permit

Special Waste Program - HHD1019
Contact
Houston Health Department
Special Waste Program

Food establishments:

8000 North Stadium Dr.
Houston, TX 77054

Non-food establishments:

7427 Park Place Blvd
Houston, TX 77087

832.393.5740
832.393.5706
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
Varies (see Conditions & Exceptions)
Admin fee
$29.72
Renewal fee
Varies (see Conditions & Exceptions)
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
5 business days

About

If you haul special waste in the City of Houston streets you must obtain a Transporter permit. Waste must originate in the City of Houston.

It shall be unlawful for any person to act as a transporter unless the person holds a current and valid transporter permit or is acting as the agent or employee of a person who holds a current and valid transporter permit.

After Approval

If your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to inspect your equipment or vehicle.

Conditions & Exceptions

Annual permit is for the permitting year which starts Feb. 1, 2021 through Jan. 31, 2022. Payments are only valid for the current permitting year.

Temporary permit is valid for 31 days and cannot exceed 3 times per year.

Fee schedule

  Application Fee Admin Fee Total
Application fee (annual) $107.01 $29.72 $136.73
Vehicle fee (annual) $755.05 $29.72 $784.77
Application fee (temporary) $53.50 $29.72 $83.22
Vehicle fee (temporary) $59.45 $29.72 $89.17

 

Permits are not transferrable when ownership changes.

If application doesn’t meet all requirements it will be denied.

 

Additional Resources
Statutory Authority
What You Need
  • Complete Transporter permit application 
  • Photocopies of drivers licenses for all owners, managers and drivers
  • Evidence of financial responsibility for each vehicle and trailer
  • A City of Houston Waste Transportation Permit Bond for $150,000 or Pollution Liability coverage of $1,000,000
  • Photocopy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Letter of Registration
Apply in Person

Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

7427 Park Place
Houston, Texas 77087

Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

City of Houston - FOG program
7427 Park Place
Houston, Texas 77087

Conditions & Exceptions

If your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to inspect your equipment or vehicle.

What You Need

If your application is approved, you will be contacted to schedule an appointment to inspect your equipment or vehicle. A decal will be issued if the inspection passes.

What You Need
  • Complete Transporter permit application 
  • Photocopies of drivers licenses for all owners, managers and drivers
  • Evidence of financial responsibility for each vehicle and trailer
  • A City of Houston Waste Transportation Permit Bond for $150,000 or Pollution Liability coverage of $1,000,000
  • Photocopy of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Letter of Registration
Renew in Person

Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

7427 Park Place
Houston, Texas 77087

Renew by Mail

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and payment to:

City of Houston - FOG program
7427 Park Place
Houston, Texas 77087