Visiting the Houston Permitting Center

Location:

The Houston Permitting Center is located at 1002 Washington Avenue, Houston, TX 77002 next to the Amtrak Station. For directions, please VIEW MAP.

Parking: 

Free visitor parking is available at 1002 Washington in Lot 1 and Lot 3. Paid, metered parking is available on the surrounding streets and in the lot adjoining Amtrak parking. Please do not park in the neighboring lots or driveways as your vehicle may be subject to towing. The City of Houston is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with the towing, storage, or recovery of any vehicle removed from a neighboring lot or driveway.

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Hours of Operation:

Cashiers are open from 8 am to 5 pm. The hours for specific services and sections are listed below. Beginning August 1, 2019, we will standardize service hours from 8 am to 3 pm. Additional details will be announced soon.

Permit Type

Location

Hours 
(MON - FRI)

Airport Land Use Permitting Process

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Automotive Related Licenses

Houston Permitting Center, Basement

8:00am – 3:30pm

Building Code Enforcement:
Construction Permits1
Plan Review
Inspections2
Building Official/ Code Review

Houston Permitting Center
1st Floor
3rd Floor
1st and 4th Floors
4th Floor

 

8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 3:00pm
8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 4:30pm

Burglar Alarm Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Commercial Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Fire Permits:

Fire Permits and Standby Permits

Fire Sprinkler Plan Review

Fire Alarm and Standpipe Plan Review

Haz Mat and High-Piled Storage

Houston Permitting Center

2nd Floor

3rd Floor
Basement

Basement

 

8:00am – 3:30pm
8:00am – 3:00pm

8:00am - 3:30pm
Appointment Only

Identity Verification Unit

Houston Permitting Center, Basement

8:00am – 3:30pm

Metal Recyclers

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am - 4:00pm

Office of the City Engineer

Plan Pick up/Drop off
Storm Water Quality Permit
Street Cut Permit
Traffic walk-in (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
Storm Drainage Walk-in (Monday and Wednesday)
Monitoring Well & Environment Soil Boring Permit
Pipeline Permit
Encroachment Permit
Floodplain Development Permit

Houston Permitting Center: 

2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
3rd Floor

 

8:00am – 3:00pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
7:30am - 4;30pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 3:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 3:00pm

 

Open Records:
Request Intake
View documents & records
Pick-up documents

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor
 


8:00am - 4:00pm
Appointment only
Appointment only

Planning and Development Department
Site Plan Review

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 3:00pm

Sign Administration

Houston Permitting Center, 4th Floor

8:00am – 4:30pm

Swimming Pool Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 3:00pm

Utility Analysis

Impact Fee Administration
Taps and Meters
Infrastructure Support
Customer Account Service

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

 

8:00am – 3:00pm
8:00am – 3:00pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
8:00am – 3:00pm

Vehicle for Hire Permitting & Enforcement

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

1 Every 3rd Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m..
2 Dangerous Buildings Inspections closes at 4:00pm
 

Payment:

Accepted methods of payment include: Cash, Check (personal, cashier), Money Orders and:
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