Pipeline Permit (Oil & Gas)

Construction Services - HPWOCE1004
Contact
Houston Public Works
Construction Services

1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

832.394.9101 (Street Cuts)
832.395.9610
8 am to 4:30 pm
Plan Review
Required
Inspection
Not Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$2,378.12 (see Conditions & Exceptions)
Admin fee
$29.72
Renewal fee
$1,189.06 (see Conditions & Exceptions)
Valid Period
30 years
Processing Time
120 days

About

In 2001, the City of Houston passed Ordinance No. 01-1078 so that no person or company may own, maintain, operate, acquire, construct, or extend a pipeline for the transportation or distribution of natural gas or liquids in a City street without a permit.

Pipeline companies are required to submit mapping information and obtain a permit ordinance. Once all documents and fees are received, Houston Public Works initiates the permitting process through to City Council for approval.

After Approval

Notify the City Engineer's Construction Services inspectors 48 hours prior to commencing work.

Conditions & Exceptions

Fee schedule

Fees listed below are current as of January 1, 2021 and are subject to change on January 1 of each year.

Fee type Fee
Permit fee (per person at the time of a permit application) $2,378.12
Permit fee (per person each year during term of permit) $1,189.06
Pipeline fee (per pipeline at the time of a permit application)  $1,189.06
Application fee (to construct a new pipeline) $2,378.12
Adding a newly-acquired pipeline to the permit $594.53

 

 

What You Need
  • New Pipeline Application Form or Existing Pipeline Application Form
  • Application Fee
  • Questionnaire
  • Certificate of Insurance
  • City Approved Drawing # (new application only)
  • GIS Mapping Data

Apply in Person
  1. Submit completed application and supporting documents in person to Pipeline Permit Section located at 1002 Washington Ave. 2nd Floor.
  2. Complete payment of application fee at the cashier station located on the 1st floor (cash, check, debit/credit card).
Apply by Mail

Mail the completed application, supporting documents and payment (certified or cashier's check only) to:

City of Houston Pipeline Permits Section
1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Conditions & Exceptions

Fee schedule

Fees listed below are current as of January 1, 2021 and are subject to change on January 1 of each year.

Fee type Fee
Permit fee (per person at the time of a permit application) $2,378.12
Permit fee (per person each year during term of permit) $1,189.06
Pipeline fee (per pipeline at the time of a permit application)  $1,189.06
Application fee (to construct a new pipeline) $2,378.12
Adding a newly-acquired pipeline to the permit $594.53
What You Need

Submit Plan & Profile

Submit Plans in Person

Submit plans in person to Pipeline Permits Section, located at 1002 Washington Ave. 2nd Floor.

What You Need

Renewals are due January 1 of each year. Invoices are sent via email 60-90 days prior to expiration. Annual payment amount and invoice.

Renew in Person

Bring the invoice and a form or payment to Pipeline Permits Section located at 1002 Washington Ave. 2nd Floor. Payment is accepted at the cashier station located on the first floor (cash, check, debit/credit card).

Renew by Mail

Mail the invoice and payment (check only) to:

Pipeline Permits Section
1002 Washington Ave., 2nd Floor
Houston, TX 77002