Multi-Family Habitability & Investigations
1002 Washington Ave., 4th Floor
Houston, TX 77002
All apartment communities with 3 or more units are required to register with the City of Houston for Habitability Inspection purposes. The purpose of the inspection is to establish minimum habitability standards for multi-family rental buildings, including maintenance of proper operating conditions.
After project is finaled, no further action is necessary.
If violations are found, repairs will be required, usually immediately. Permits and/or plan review may be required.
Projects will not be finaled until all work has been completed and approved, and all fees have been paid. If no violations are found, projects will be finaled.
This inspection is initiated by the City. No action is required by the owner.
Items on the Multi-Family Habitability Checklist will be reviewed by the inspector.
To schedule a re-inspection for items which do not require a permit, please call 832-394-8841.
Property may be exempt if vacant or if rental property is occupied by family (not rented). Inspectors will verify.
The renewal is initiated by the City. No action is required by the owner.