Earth Hauling Permit

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Contact
Houston Public Works
Permits

1002 Washington Ave., 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Main: 832.394.8899
832.395.9621
8 am to 3 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$5.70
Admin fee
$28.50
Renewal fee
$5.70
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
1-2 business days

About

An earth hauling permit is required for anyone who wishes to transport earth materials in the City of Houston. Earth materials include: minerals, rocks, and soil. 

Conditions & Exceptions

Code Enforcement officers may request a copy of your earth hauling permit at any time. Please keep a legible copy of your permit within your vehicle. You may also display your Earth Hauling number (EH#) on your vehicle to assist in the identification of your permit. 

What You Need

To obtain approval for new or existing earth haulers, please submit a completed copy of the CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application.

Apply in Person

Please submit a completed copy of the CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application at one of the following locations:

  • Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.
  • Clear Lake Office, 1335 Regents Park Drive, Suite #130, Clear Lake, Texas 77058.
  • Kingwood Office, 3915 Rustic Woods Drive, Humble, Texas 77339.
  • Northwest Office, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite #148, Houston, Texas 77092.
Apply by Mail

To apply by mail, please send a completed copy of the CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application to:

  • 1002 Washington Avenue, 1st Floor, Permit Section, Houston, Texas 77002; or
  • P.O. Box 2688, Houston, Texas 77252-2688. 
What You Need

To renew your earth hauling permit, please submit a completed copy of the CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application. 

Renew in Person

Please submit a completed copy of the CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application at one of the following locations:

  • Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, Texas 77002.
  • Clear Lake Office, 1335 Regents Park Drive, Suite #130, Clear Lake, Texas 77058.
  • Kingwood Office, 3915 Rustic Woods Drive, Humble, Texas 77339.
  • Northwest Office, 10555 Northwest Freeway, Suite #148, Houston, Texas 77092.
Renew by Mail

The City of Houston now offers renewals by mail. To renew your earth hauling permit by mail:

  1. Complete form CE-1026 Earth Hauling Application;
  2. Attach a check, money order, or cashier's check payable to the City of Houston to the completed form; and
  3. Mail your form and payment to P.O. Box 2688, Houston, Texas 77252-2688. 

A copy of the approved permit will be mailed to the address listed on your form.