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Update: We will delay opening today, Sep. 23, until 10 am. High water may still be on the roads. Please check road conditions before traveling.   All city facilities will be closed today, Sep. 22, due to Tropical Storm Beta. Please use our online services where available. Weather conditions may…
NOTICE General Appeals Board Videoconference Meeting Thursday, September 24, 2020 5:00 P.M. Due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, this meeting will be conducted virtually using Microsoft Teams, a web-conferencing platform. The General Appeals Board will be…
On August 5, Houston City Council adopted amendments to development ordinances – Walkable Places and Transit Oriented Development – that aim to change the urban streetscape in designated areas and move Houston a step closer to embracing walkability and development that relies less on cars. The…
To reduce the need to visit the building in person, Occupancy Inspections will now email certificates of occupancy (CO’s), temporary certificates of occupancy (TCO’s) and certificates of compliance (CC’s) to the email address on file for the applicant. The certificates have been redesigned to be…
The Office of the City Engineer’s Standards Review Committee was established to review, revise, and update design and construction standards for all of Houston Public Work’s service lines. The year 2020-2021 annual review cycle involves review of water distribution, sewage collection, geotechnical…
Due to rising COVID cases in the Houston area, the Houston Permitting Center will resume appointment only services effective Monday, July 6. Walk-in service is allowed only for: Payments at the cashier Identity Verification (Houston Police Department) Fire Prevention Permits (Houston Fire…
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the Houston Permitting Center will re-open for in-person assistance. Many in-person services will be available by appointment only. Walk-in service is available to make a payment at the cashier. Continued use of our online services is highly recommended and encouraged to…
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, Infrastructure & Development Services will no longer accept paper applications and documents for the safety of our customers and employees. All plan review must be submitted online through ProjectDox  Developer Participation Application must be submitted via…
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, plan review comments will no longer be available for lookup on the iPermits plan lookup web page. Plan review comments will only be accessible through ProjectDox. This change was made in an effort to help reduce the network latency and connection issues, as well as…
iPermits online credit card and electronic check payment processing will be unavailable on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from midnight until 4 am Central Time due to system maintenance by J.P. Morgan Chase.
Houston Permitting Center Live Chat is ready and on standby to asisst with any questions or concerns. Live Chat is now available from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Friday!
Due to increased web traffic, Chase Connect is experiencing connectivity issues. If you have received your payment confirmation email from Chase, but have not received your permit, please wait until the next business day. Your permit will arrive via email. If you have not received your payment…
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…
JUNE 26, 2020 UPDATE      The Houston Permitting Center will begin limiting the number of people in the building to those with appointments only starting Monday, July 6, 2020.  Please make an appointment if you need to visit Auto Dealers Detail.  We now offer the ability to schedule an appointment…
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…