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 CLICK HERE.

Parking: 

Free visitor parking is available at 1002 Washington in Lot 1 and Lot 2 only; metered parking is also available on the surrounding streets.  Lot 3 is designated for City-marked vehicles only. 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:

Extended operating hours are available for flood damage repair permits Monday through Friday, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. This includes Construction Permits, One-Stop Plan Review, Floodplain Management Office, and Cashiers. All other services will hold regularly scheduled hours as listed below.

Permit Type

Location

Hours 
(MON - FRI)

Airport Land Use Permitting Process

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Ambulance Permits

8000 N. Stadium Drive Houston, TX 77054

8:00am – 4:30pm

Automotive Related Licenses

Houston Permitting Center, Basement

8:00am – 3:30pm

Building Code Enforcement Permits:
Construction Permits1
Plan Review
Inspections2
Taps and Meters
Utility Customer Service
Utility Impact Fee Administration
Utility Infrastructure Support
Building Official/ Code Review

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

 

8:00am – 4:45pm
8:00am – 4:30pm
8:00am – 3:30pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am – 4:00pm
8:00am – 3:30pm
8:00am – 12:00pm
8:00am – 5:00pm

Burglar Alarm Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:15pm

Commercial Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:15pm

Dumpster and Combustible Waste Storage Permits 

611 Walker Houston, TX 77002

8:00am – 5:00pm

Encroachment Permits

Houston Permitting Center
2nd Floor 

 8:00am - 5:00pm

Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Permits

8000 N. Stadium Drive Houston, TX 77054

8:00am – 4:30pm

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 – 3:30pm

8:00am - 3:30pm
Appointment Only

Floodplain Development Permit

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 4:30pm

Food Dealers Permits

8000 N. Stadium Drive, Houston, TX 77054

8:00am – 4:30pm

Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Permits and Reservations

2999 S. Wayside Drive, Houston, TX 77023

8:00am – 4:00pm

Identity Verification Unit

Houston Permitting Center, Basement

8:00am – 4:00pm

Imaging, Documents & Drawings

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am-4:00pm

Metal Recyclers

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am - 4:15pm

Mobility Permits

611 Walker, 5th Floor, Houston TX 77002

8:00am – 4:30pm

Monitoring Well & Environmental Soil Boring Permit

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Office of the City Engineer

Plan Review

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am – 5:00pm

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

Houston Permitting Center
2nd Floor
2nd Floor
2nd Floor

8:00am - 4:00pm

By appointment only

By appointment only

Pipeline Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Planning and Development Department Site Plan Review

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Sign Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 4th Floor

8:00am – 4:30pm

Source Registration

8000 N. Stadium Drive Houston, TX 77054

8:00am – 4:30pm

Storm Water Quality Permit

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am – 4:30pm

Street Cut Permit

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

7:30am – 5:00pm

Swimming Pool Permits

Houston Permitting Center, 3rd Floor

8:00am – 4:30pm

Traffic Plan Review

Houston Permitting Center, 2nd Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

Vehicle for Hire Permitting & Enforcement

Houston Permitting Center, 1st Floor

8:00am – 4:00pm

1 Addresses closes at 4:30pm.
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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Survey:

Please CLICK HERE to take our Customer Survey about your experience at the Houston Permitting Center.

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