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In remember of the late Martin Luther King, Jr., our offices will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8AM. To make any payments through iPermits, click here. 
HPW IT, HITS and  Accuvoice will be conducting maintenance on our CISCO Interactive Voice Response (IVR) Saturday, January 16 at 8AM – 10AM to migrate our database. During this time, customers will be unable to access the system due to testing. However, customers can schedule inspections via online…
In accordance with City policy, most permit, license and registration fees will increase by 0.276392% on January 1, 2021. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). The new minimum fee for most Building Code Enforcement permits will be $80.63 The new administrative fee will be $…
The 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC) was adopted by the State of Texas and became effective November 1, 2020.   The City of Houston has started reviewing electrical plans in compliance with the 2020 NEC. All permit applications submitted on or after the state-mandated effective date will be…
Standard details for joint City/County low cost and innovative residential foundation systems for elevated homes are available to download.  This collaboration was proposed by Houston Public Works Director Carol Haddock and Harris County Engineer John R. Blount, P.E., in response to changes in the…