Parking Facility Registration

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Houston Police Department
Auto Dealers Detail

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

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

832.394.4800
832.394.4801
8 am to 4 pm
Plan Review
Not Required
Inspection
Required
Renewal
Required
Fee
$64.28
Renewal fee
$53.57
Valid Period
1 year
Processing Time
2 weeks

About

Property that is used for the parking of vehicles where the vehicle owner is charged to park. A pay machine is used at the location.

After Approval

Decal must be affixed to the machine.

An annual, non-scheduled, unannounced inspection can be conducted at anytime to ensure compliance.

Renewal invoices are sent 30 to 45 days prior to expiration date.

Conditions & Exceptions

If license is not renewed within 30 days after expiration, applicant will have to re-apply as new and pay initial fee cost.

There is no charge for the initial inspection. However, if the Parking Facility fails the inspection, there is a charge of $$53.57

 for each re-inspection.

What You Need
  • Application for License
  • Local background check completed on applicant Houston Police Department
  • Evidence of a valid lease or contract authorizing the parking facility general manager or the parking facility operating company to operate in the location currently in use as a parking facility
  • If applicant is a corporation:
    • Copy of Articles of Incorporation 
    • Copy of letter of good standing from the Texas Secretary of State.
  • Copy of Assumed Name Certificate if applicable.
  • Method of payment: business check, cashier's check, or money order. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted in person only.
Apply in Person
  1. Bring the completed application, supporting documents and payment to the Houston Permitting Center. 
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk and make your way to the basement.
  3. Scan your ticket at the reception desk to activate your place in line. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
  4. A local background check will be completed on the applicant.
  5. Pay the license fee at the Cashier's station located on the first floor. 
  6. Bring the receipt back down to Auto Dealers station in the basement.
  7. The City of Houston Automotive Board reviews the application for each new business including consideration of the findings of a criminal background check. Notice of an Automotive Board public hearing on the business application is published.
  8. Approval or denial is decided by the Board at the hearing.
    • If denied, the applicant will be notified by letter.
    • If approved, the license will be processed and may be obtained in person at the hearing or mailed to address on file.
Apply by Mail
  1. Mail the completed application, required documents and payment (checks payable to the City of Houston) to:
    Houston Police Department
    Auto Dealers Detail
    PO Box 3408
    Houston, TX 77253-3408
  2. A local background check will be completed on the applicant.
  3. The City of Houston Automotive Board reviews the application for each new business including consideration of the findings of a background check. Notice of an Automotive Board public hearing on the business application is published.
  4. Approval or denial is decided by the Board at the hearing.
    • If denied, the applicant will be notified by letter.
    • If approved, the license will be processed and may be obtained in person at the hearing or mailed to address on file.
Conditions & Exceptions

Adhere to Chapter 26 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances related to parking, along with Section 2308.301 and Section 2308.302 of the Texas Occupations Code regarding signage.

What You Need

Adhere to Chapter 26 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances related to parking, along with Section 2308.301 and Section 2308.302 of the Texas Occupations Code regarding signage.

Conditions & Exceptions

Adhere to Chapter 26 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances related to parking, along with Section 2308.301 and Section 2308.302 of the Texas Occupations Code regarding signage.

What You Need
  • Invoice (mailed 30 to 45 days prior to expiration date to the address on file)
  • Local background check completed on applicant Houston Police Department.
  • Method of payment: business check, cashier's check, or money order. Cash and credit/debit cards are accepted in person only.
Renew in Person
  1. Bring the invoice and payment to the Houston Permitting Center.
  2. Obtain a numbered ticket from the Information Desk and make your way to the basement.
  3. Scan your ticket at the reception desk to activate your place in line. Please wait in the lobby until your number is called.
  4. A local background check will be completed on the applicant by Houston Police Department.
  5. If passed, pay the renewal fee at the Cashier's station located on the first floor.
  6. Bring the receipt back down to Auto Dealers station in the basement to receive the new license.

If the background check failed, contact Auto Dealers for next steps.

Renew by Mail
  1. Mail the invoice and payment (checks payable to the City of Houston) to:
    Houston Police Department
    Auto Dealers Detail
    P.O. Box 3408
    Houston, TX 77253-3408
  2. A local background check will be completed on the applicant by Houston Police Department.
  3. If passed, pay the renewal fee at the Cashier's station located on the first floor.
  4. The new license will be mailed to the address on file.

If the background failed, contact Auto Dealers for next steps.

Conditions & Exceptions

Applicant must pass a background check.

If license is not renewed within 30 days after expiration, applicant will have to re-apply as new and pay initial fee cost.