Multi-Family Habitability Registration

Multi-Family Habitability & Investigations - HPWCODE1103
Contact
Houston Public Works
Multi-Family Habitability & Investigations

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

832.394.8841
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Not Required
Fee
No fee
Valid Period
Life unless owner changes
Processing Time
2 business days

About

All apartment communities with 3 or more units are required to register with the City of Houston for Habitability Inspection purposes.  

http://www.houstonmultifamily.org/default.aspx

 

After Approval

Registration must be kept on premises and visible to the public.

Conditions & Exceptions

Registration must list the current owner, phone number and appraisal district information.

Statutory Authority
What You Need

The preparer of the registration form will need access to the following documents and information:

  • City of Houston Certificate of Occupancy or Life Safety Appendix Compliance Certificate issued to property (one for each building)
  • Property tax account number for the applicable taxing authority
  • Year the property was built
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address for the following:
    • Owner
    • Registered agent (if applicable)
    • Manager and management company (if applicable)
Apply Online
  1. Visit the Multi-Family Website and click on the Register button.
  2. Answer the qualification questions.
  3. Select the Click Here to Start the Registration Process button.

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an email with a link to print your certificate.

Apply by Mail

1. Visit the Multi-Family website and download Manual Registration Form.
2. Mail the completed form to:

City of Houston, Multi Family Habitability
PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an email with a link to print your certificate.

Apply by Fax

1. Visit the Multi-Family Website and download Manual Registration Form.
2. Fax the completed form to 832-395-9622.

Once an application is received and approved, you will receive an email with a link to print your certificate.

Conditions & Exceptions

Registration is not required for single-family residences such as condominiums.

If there is a change of ownership and the property was previously registered, registration can be updated.

For more information, call 832-394-8841 or visit the Houston Multi-Family Website.