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Permitting Information from City of Houston

The following information was provided by the City of Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering.

In order to better serve the citizens of Houston with their permit and inspection needs the following locations are open for business:



Main Office 3300 Main St.  

Houston, TX 77002
P: 713-535-7510


Dacoma 3825 Dacoma St. 

Houston, TX 77092
Ph: 713-686-6224

Kingwood 3915 Rustic Wood
Kingwood, TX 77345
P: 281-361-9580


Galveston Rd 11702 Galveston Rd.  

Houston, TX 77034
P: 281-481-1179


Please note that while most types of work require a permit, the following types do not require permits and inspections: 

Wood fences 8 feet in height or less
Tarping or temporary covering
Flooring, cabinetry and similar finish work


For information please contact our office at 713-535-7733. 


Plan Review Numbers:
Commercial- 713-535-7500
One- Stop- 713-535-7550 (Commercial Remodels and Residential)

Inspection Numbers:
Building- 713-535-7800
Mechanical- 713-535-7755
Electrical- 713-535-7600
Plumbing- 713-535-7700
Occupancy/Life Safety- 713-535-7730
Sign Administration- 713-218-5801

Permit Office Numbers:
General- 713-535-7897
Dacoma Office- 713-686-6224
Kingwood Office- 281-361-9586
Utility Releases- 713-535-7748

Other Information:
Administration- 713-535-7510
Customer Assistance & Code Development Office- 713-525-7039 or 7040
Automated Inspection Request Line- 713-525-7000
Other City Departments- Dial 311


For Additional Permit Information: 

You may obtain information about permits by visiting our website at: www.houstonpermits.org. You will then be linked to our database of sold permits. If you have questions about any of these permits, please contact our Code Enforcement Group at 713-535-7500.  


To Reach Other City of Houston Departments:http://www.houstontx.gov or dial 311