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Due to rising COVID cases in the Houston area, the Houston Permitting Center will resume appointment only services effective Monday, July 6. Walk-in service is allowed only for: Payments at the cashier Identity Verification (Houston Police Department) Fire Prevention Permits (Houston Fire…
On Monday, June 1, 2020, the Houston Permitting Center will re-open for in-person assistance. Many in-person services will be available by appointment only. Walk-in service is available to make a payment at the cashier. Continued use of our online services is highly recommended and encouraged to…
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, Infrastructure & Development Services will no longer accept paper applications and documents for the safety of our customers and employees. All plan review must be submitted online through ProjectDox  Developer Participation Application must be submitted via…
Effective Monday, June 1, 2020, plan review comments will no longer be available for lookup on the iPermits plan lookup web page. Plan review comments will only be accessible through ProjectDox. This change was made in an effort to help reduce the network latency and connection issues, as well as…
iPermits online credit card and electronic check payment processing will be unavailable on Sunday, April 19, 2020 from midnight until 4 am Central Time due to system maintenance by J.P. Morgan Chase.
Houston Permitting Center Live Chat is ready and on standby to asisst with any questions or concerns. Live Chat is now available from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday thru Friday!
Due to increased web traffic, Chase Connect is experiencing connectivity issues. If you have received your payment confirmation email from Chase, but have not received your permit, please wait until the next business day. Your permit will arrive via email. If you have not received your payment…
The City recognizes that vehicle-for-hire operations in Houston have been impacted by the COVD-19 outbreak. To provide relief to this critical part of our transportation industry, the City of Houston is extending taxicab and pedicab permit renewal dates to August 1, 2020.  If you have any questions…
JUNE 26, 2020 UPDATE      The Houston Permitting Center will begin limiting the number of people in the building to those with appointments only starting Monday, July 6, 2020.  Please make an appointment if you need to visit Auto Dealers Detail.  We now offer the ability to schedule an appointment…
The Houston Permitting Center is moving most services online beginning Monday, March 23. The Permitting Center is doing this to maintain operations while protecting the community by reducing the number of customers in waiting areas. All services (including permits, certificates of occupancy and…
The Houston Fire Department’s Life Safety Bureau will be switching to a new permitting system on Monday, February 17, 2020. To prepare for the change, online payments for HFD Life Safety Bureau – including annual fire prevention permits, after hours and reinspection fees – through iPermits portal…
In accordance with City policy, most permit, license and registration fees will increase by 1.566630% on January 1, 2020. This percentage is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Mailed invoices are subject to the fees in effect on the invoice date. The new minimum fee for most Building Code…
                                                               Attention ALL VALID APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED AS ADMINISTRATIVELY COMPLETE PRIOR TO THE CLOSE OF BUSINESS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2019 WILL BE PROCESSED UNDER THE CURRENT APPLICATION FEE. FEES FOR APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED THEREAFTER WILL BE…
Effective December 2, 2019 - Storm Water's Walk - In queue service is changing to Monday's Only. * Service will be provided at Stations #12 & #13. 8 am - 3 pm
Multiple systems are scheduled for maintenance over the weekend. Beginning at 8 pm on Friday, November 15, through 8 am on Sunday, November 17, user will have limited access to: ProjectDox and iPermits (electronic plan review) Online queuing service GIMS and other GIS applications We apologize…
We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, November 18, live chat hours will be available from 8-11 am and 2-4 pm. We will continue to monitor the live chat use and adjust hours as needed.    Last updated: November 7, 2019    
The Office of the City Engineer is going Electronic!   Starting Monday, December 2, 2019, plan review submittals for the Office of the City Engineer will transition to 100 percent electronic plan review, the current CIP process will remain in place. Going digital means no longer having to drive…
We are currently experiencing difficulties in Projectdox system and we ask for your patience as IT work through these issue.   We appreciate your patience and we let you know when the system is back up.   Posted date: March 24, 2020