Annual vessel licensing

Lake Houston - HPWCODE1008
Houston Public Works
Lake Houston

Physical Address:

22627 W. Shorewood Loop Dr

Huffman, TX 77336

Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
Admin fee
Renewal fee
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
up to 2 business days


Vessels docked on Lake Houston.

After Approval

Metal Pier Tag must be displayed on dock and visible to Lake Houston Patrol.

Conditions & Exceptions

Required for verification purposes.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

Lake Houston Office Submits for New Billing Request.Application in general.
The applicant must submit: (1) The type of license being applied for; (2) The calendar year being applied for; (3) The name of the applicant; (4) The mailing address of the applicant; (5) The telephone number(s) of the applicant; (6) The name of the property owner; (7) The mailing address of the property owner; (8) The telephone number(s) of the property owner; (9) The payment of the fees.
Vessel license applications shall also include the following: (1) The square feet of vessel decking; (2) The make or manufacture of the vessel, serial number, and year built; (3) The state certificate number, and issuing state; (4) The state, county and city residence of the owner; (5) The hull material (whether wood, aluminum, steel, plastic, or other); (6) The propulsion (whether outboard, inboard, sail, paddle, or other); (7) The fuel (whether gasoline, diesel, or other); (8) The use (whether pleasure, or commercial); (9) The make, power, year built, and manufacturer's serial number of any outboard or inboard engine used or kept on board; (10) The name and address of premises where the vessel is usually moored or kept, the pier license tag number of the pier to which the vessel is moored when on waters governed by this article, and the dockage space number; (11) A copy of certification for the onboard sanitary device; and (12) A side view photograph of the vessel.

Apply in Person

Visit the Lake Houston Office, located at 22627 W. Shorewood Loop Dr., Huffman, TX 77336.

What You Need

Annual invoice mailed to owner.

Renew Online

1. Log in or create an iPermits account.
2. Import Shopping Cart/Invoice number
3. Pay fees (e-check, credit/debit card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)

Renew in Person

Renewals may be completed at the Houston Permitting Center location only (1002 Washington Ave.).

Renew by Mail

Fill out current application and include Check, Cashiers Check or Money Order, payable to City of Houston to P O Box 2688, Houston Texas 77252-2688. Once processed a permit will be mailed to recipient.