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The Houston Permitting Center enforces all building codes, fire codes, and energy codes to ensure the life safety of the city's residents and occupants. We also regulate the operation of certain businesses to ensure consumer safety and health. 

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Business Operations

Want to start a business?

Learn more about our regulations and resources to help you.

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The Green Building Resource Center, a program of Houston Public Works, provides resources for sustainable building solutions for designers and property owners.

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Residential Facilities Program

A joint program of the Administration & Regulatory Affairs and Houston Public Works departments.