Annual Boiler Inspection and Fee

Mechanical Inspections - HPWCODE1017
Contact
Houston Public Works
Mechanical Inspections

1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.8850
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$80.41 for 1 boiler, $59.28 for 2 or more boilers
Admin fee
$29.64
Renewal fee
$80.41
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
Up to 1 week

About

The City of Houston requires an annual inspection and fee for any boiler that is used to heat a building or for commercial processing. (Boilers that are exclusively used for producing domestic hot water are exempt from this requirement.)  A City inspector will perform an annual general review of the boiler installation, and he or she will verify that appropriate operator licenses are posted. These licenses must be displayed, all fees must be current, and the boiler and its appurtenances must be kept in safe condition in order to receive an "approved" inspection result.

Conditions & Exceptions

All licenses must be displayed and the boiler and its appurtenances kept in safe condition in order to receive an "approved" inspection result. The inspector will also check to ensure that all fees are current before the annual inspection is approved. Please note that boilers that are exclusively used for producing domestic (potable) hot water are exempt from these requirements.

What You Need

Invoices are mailed 30-90 days prior to the renewal date. Payments can be made by check, cashier's check, money order, or credit card.

Apply by Mail

To renew your boiler permit by mail, please send a copy of the invoice and method of payment to:

Houston Permitting Center
PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252

Please note that only check, cashier's check, or money order are accepted for mailed invoices.

Schedule Online

To schedule an inspection online:

1. Access our scheduling website through the link below.

2. Enter the appropriate project number into the field and click the submit button.

3. Select the type of inspection that you wish to schedule and click the submit button.

4. Enter your license number (enter digits only) and PIN.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule an inspection with our Interactive Response System, please call (713) 222-9922. To save time, please have your project number and scheduling PIN available.

Conditions & Exceptions

To obtain an inspection on a project, the mechanical contractor's license, insurance and registration must be in good standing.

What You Need

A renewal invoice will be mailed out 30 days before the renewal quarter. Payments can be made by cash (in person only), check, cashier's check, money order, and credit card. 

Renew in Person

To renew your annual boiler permit in person, please stop by our main office located at 1002 Washington Avenue, 4th floor, Houston, Texas 77002.

Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8am and 4pm (Except city holidays).

Renew by Mail

To renew your annual boiler permit by mail, please mail a copy of your invoice and a payment in the form of check, money order, or cashier's check to:

HPC Mechanical Section
PO Box 2688
Houston, Texas 77252