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The City recognizes that vehicle-for-hire operations in Houston have been impacted by the COVD-19 outbreak. To provide relief to this critical part of our transportation industry, the City of Houston is extending taxicab and pedicab permit renewal dates to August 1, 2020.  If you have any questions…
          COVID-19 UPDATE   In light of the circumstances we are facing with COVID-19, the Auto Dealers Detail has made changes to how we operate to keep the public and our staff safe.  At this time, the Houston Permitting Center is limiting the number of people in the building to those with…
The Houston Permitting Center is moving most services online beginning Monday, March 23. The Permitting Center is doing this to maintain operations while protecting the community by reducing the number of customers in waiting areas. All services (including permits, certificates of occupancy and…
The Houston Fire Department’s Life Safety Bureau will be switching to a new permitting system on Monday, February 17, 2020. To prepare for the change, online payments for HFD Life Safety Bureau – including annual fire prevention permits, after hours and reinspection fees – through iPermits portal…
In accordance with City policy, most permit, license and registration fees will increase by 1.566630% on January 1, 2020. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Mailed invoices are subject to the fees in effect on the invoice date. The new minimum fee for most Building Code…
                                                               Attention ALL VALID APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPLETE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019 WILL BE PROCESSED UNDER THE CURRENT APPLICATION FEE. FEES FOR APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THEREAFTER WILL BE…
Effective December 2, 2019 - Storm Water's Walk - In queue service is changing to Monday's Only. * Service will be provided at Stations #12 & #13. 8 am - 3 pm
Multiple systems are scheduled for maintenance over the weekend. Beginning at 8 pm on Friday, November 15, through 8 am on Sunday, November 17, user will have limited access to: ProjectDox and iPermits (electronic plan review) Online queuing service GIMS and other GIS applications We apologize…
We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 18, live chat hours will be available from 8-11 am and 2-4 pm. We will continue to monitor the live chat use and adjust hours as needed.    Last updated: November 7, 2019    
The Office of the City Engineer is going Electronic!   Starting Monday, December 2, 2019, plan review submittals for the Office of the City Engineer will transition to 100 percent electronic plan review, the current CIP process will remain in place. Going digital means no longer having to drive…
We are currently experiencing difficulties in Projectdox system and we ask for your patience as IT work through these issue.   We appreciate your patience and we let you know when the system is back up.   Posted date: March 24, 2020
 Effective October 8, 2019 Traffic walk-in service will relocate to the 1st floor permit counter, at Stations 12 and 13.  As a reminder, walk-in service is held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The following types of projects can be seen during walk-ins: Remove and replace…
Effective Nov. 1st, Utility Release and CO pick-up will transition to Inspections Gas releases will be handled by Plumbing Inspections Electrical release will be handled by Electrical Inspections TCO'S and CO's will be handled by Occupancy Inspections
Please note that our satellite office in Kingwood is closed until further notice. 
We would like to offer homeowners a few safety and repair tips for storm recovery (Repair Brochure: English | Español).   Avoid scams Consumers should be on alert for potential scams. For any repair work, it is recommended to get three bids and review each bid carefully. Licensed vs. unlicensed…
Did you know that 50% of water used by the average household is for watering the lawn? Help reduce your water consumption (and bill) by harvesting rain water. The Green Building Resource Center is having its semi-annual rain barrel and compost bin sale: 50-gallon Ivy rain barrel - $72.00 65-…
To better align with other plan review services, the plan review library will end pick-up service daily at 3:30 pm, effective Tuesday, September 3, 2019. In addition, Code Enforcement's permit counter on the 1st floor will end their walk-in service at 3 pm. All customers that have a ticket for the…
The following documents have been updated: CE1059 Residential Repair Spec List: minor text edits for clarification CE1105 Commercial Prerequisite Checklist: A two-week grace period allows either the updated (New) form or the previous (old) form to be used.  General reorganization and…