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Important Notice Regarding Storm Water and Wastewater Letters of Availability

Important Notice Regarding Storm Water and Wastewater Letters of Availability
We are pleased to announce that the processing time of Storm Water and Wastewater Capacity Reservation Applications has been decreased to 2 - 3 weeks.

As a result, beginning on October 15, 2015, Letters of Availability will be once again become a required prerequisite item as specified on the Prerequisite Checklist (Form CE- 1105) when submitting commercial plans.

  • Storm Water Availability Letters are required for all new construction and site renovations.
  • Water and Wastewater Availability Letters are required for new construction, change in occupancy, and/or an increase or decrease of capacity for any proposed development.

Photocopies of the Availability Letters or Short Forms, whichever are applicable to the project, will need to be attached to the front of each set of plans submitted.

For questions or further assistance regarding this notice, please contact the Commercial Plan Review Section at 832-394-8810.

Posted Date: 
October 02, 2015

Texas Open Carry Law

On January 1, 2016, changes in Texas law will become effective making it lawful to carry a handgun, for those licensed to do so, in either a concealed or an exposed manner throughout the state1. The Houston Permitting Center will comply with all facets of the new law. Please note that it will remain unlawful for anyone to possess an unlicensed firearm while on HPC property.  

1Section 46.03 of the Texas Penal Code enumerates places where weapons are prohibited by law.

Posted Date: 
December 28, 2015


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