The Permits section of the Building Code Enforcement branch is the starting and ending point for most construction projects. The section consists of customer service representatives who provide three main services: 

  • Permit Application Process,
  • Utility Releases (Gas and Electric)
  • Addressing 


1002 Washington Ave., 1st Floor
Houston, TX 77002

Main: 832.394.8899
Utility Releases: 832.394.8847
8 am to 3 pm

Address Change

An address change permit may be required if an existing address was entered incorrectly, an existing address has been determined to be inaccurate, or a new address must be assigned to a tenant spac