Service Change Notification:


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 appointments only. 

To lower the risk of exposure, we will be accepting applications via mail to provide applicants an alternative method of acquiring required licenses.

Please complete the appropriate application form for your license type.  Please print, sign, and submit the completed application along with all required documents and payment.  The application will not be accepted with any scratch outs or crossed out information and must include payment.  Only business checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders will be accepted forms of payment; be sure to include your full name and driver’s license number on your payment.
                             HPD Auto Dealers Details 
                             Attn:  Application Processing
P.O. Box 3408
                             Houston, TX 77253-3408
Application forms can be found on our website here.  Additional information including required documents for each specific license type can be found on the Houston Permitting Center’s website here.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please call (832) 394-4800 or email us at [email protected].

As our current situation is constantly evolving, please continue to monitor our website for additional information. 


The Auto Dealers Detail regulates, inspects, and licenses automotive businesses and salespersons, oversees the towing and storage industry, disposes of vehicles abandoned in storage facilities, and administers agreements with storage lots and towing companies that service the police department.

We ensure that the automotive industry complies with the many laws that govern their operations and to ensure consumer protection. We are devoted to working cooperatively with all of  our customers, seeking creative and innovative ideas to continually provide excellent quality customer service.


Physical Address:
1002 Washington Ave., Basement
Houston, TX 77002

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3408
Houston, TX 77253-3408

24 hr. Emergency number: 832.394.4869
8 am to 4 pm