Wastewater Capacity Reservation Name Transfer

Plan Review
Not Required
Not Required
Not Required
Admin fee
Valid Period
Once transferred valid until wastewater capacity is used.
Processing Time
12 business days
Houston Public Works

1002 Washington Ave., 3rd floor
Houston, TX 77002

8 am to 3 pm


If impact fees were paid but development never occurred, the capacity may be transferred from one property owner to the new owner of the same site through a Name Transfer Application. 

After Approval

Upon completion of the transfer, a new Wastewater Capacity Application will be needed to be submitted

What You Need

All name transfer applications must be notarized and signed by both the previous and current property owners and accompanied with:

  • Proof of ownership: a recorded deed, title report, title option or title insurance policy for the property.
  • Copy of the Wastewater Capacity Reservation (WCR) Letter
  • Impact Fee or Capital Recovery Charge Receipts
  • Site plan of the land under consideration
  • Processing fee in the form of a check or money order (Make payable to the City of Houston).

Apply Online

Effective June 1, 2020, the Impact Fee Administration section will operate by appointment only, with a paperless policy. For the safety of our customers and employees, we will not accept paper documents at scheduled appointments.

  1. Email the completed application and supporting documents to: [email protected]
  2. Schedule an appointment with an Impact Fee Administration manager or supervisor by email or phone:
Apply in Person

Effective June 1, 2020, all Name Transfer applications must be submitted via email.