Heliport/Helistop permit

HPWCODE1111
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$877.26 (construction permit) + license fee
Admin fee
$31.32
Inspection fee
$1,251.69
Renewal fee
$1,564.62 (helistop) or $1,877.54 (heliport)
Valid Period
6 years from date of issuance, unless sooner, revoked or terminated.
Processing Time
30 minutes
APPLY, PLAN REVIEW & INSPECTIONS QUESTIONS
Houston Public Works

Physical Address:

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

Mailing Address:

PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252-2688

832.394.9630
8 am to 4:30 pm

About

To ensure safe clearances from obstructions and power lines to landing helicopters and provide safe distances from housing and structures from aircraft.

After Approval

An Inspector visits the site to compare submitted drawings to the helipad site and verify ordinance compliance.

Conditions & Exceptions

Fees

  • Heliport License Fee (for 6 Years) $1,877.54
  • Helistop License Fee (for 6 years) $1,564.62
  • Heliport / Helistop Annual Inspection $1,251.69
  • Temporary Heliport License (for 10 days) $ 125.17
  • Temporary Helistop License (for 90 days) $ 250.34
What You Need
  • A completed application (form CE-1320) and declaration
  • For all apartments, a site map of all the buildings

Apply Online
  1. Submit a completed application via email to: [email protected]
  2. Once the application is received and processed, an email with a link and instructions on how to pay online via iPermits system is sent to the applicant.
  3. Once payment is confirmed, an email with an inspection date, RQ code, and guidelines is sent to the applicant.
What You Need
  • A site plan
  • A plot plan
  • FAA letter of airspace determination
  • FAA statement of no objection to approach and departure routes
  • Name of insurance carrier and proof of insurance
Submit Plans Online

Submit the application and plans in PDF format via email to: [email protected].

 

What You Need

An Inspector visits the site to compare submitted drawings to the helipad site and verify ordinance compliance.

Schedule by Phone

To schedule an inspection, call 832-394-8880.

Conditions & Exceptions

Payment must be made the day application is processed; if payment is not made inspection will be cancelled.

What You Need
  • A renewal invoice is mailed 30-45 days prior to the expiration date
  • Method of payment
Renew by Mail

Return the invoice stub along with a form of payment to:
City of Houston Occupancy Inspections Section
PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252-2688

What You Need
  • A renewal invoice is mailed 30-45 days prior to the expiration date
  • Method of payment
Renew by Mail

Return the invoice stub along with a form of payment to:
City of Houston Occupancy Inspections Section
PO Box 2688
Houston, TX 77252-2688