2023 Fee Increase Notice

In accordance with City policy, most permit, license, and registration fees will increase by 2.662727% effective January 1, 2023. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI).

  • The new administrative fee will be $31.32
  • The new minimum fee for most Building Code Enforcement permits will be $84.98
  • The new minimum fee for plumbing permits will be $91.05

Applications for single trade permits submitted prior to the effective date will be grandfathered under the previous fees. Construction plans submitted prior to Jan. 1, 2023, must comply with the prerequisites for the 2022 fees to apply. Mailed invoices are subject to the fees in effect on the date of the invoice.

Applications for Water and Wastewater Capacity Reservation (WCR) letters accepted as administratively complete prior to the close of business on Saturday, Dec. 31, 2023, will be processed under the current application fee. Fees for applications accepted thereafter will be assessed at:

  • Site-to-site transfers: $313.30 per transfer
  • Name transfer: $12.53 per transfer
  • Application fee: $62.66 for the first acre and $31.32 for each additional acre 

For a complete list of City fees, please visit https://cohweb.houstontx.gov/FIN_FeeSchedule/default.aspx.