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In observance of the Labor Day Holiday, the office will be closed on Monday, September 7th, 2015. Normal lobby hours (7:30-4:00 p.m.) will resume on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.

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  Final Fire Inspection Request Final Fire Inspection Request
  Public Records Request Form Public Records Request Form
  Plan Checking Check Plan Review Status
  Power Release Request
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  Harris County Regulations Harris County Regulations
  Harris County Flood Control District Harris County Flood Control
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  Where Am I in Harris County Information on My Address
  TxDOT Load Restricted Bridge Map TxDOT Load Restricted Bridge Map
WWTP Express Review
Commercial Development Permitting Guide
Emergency ROW Work Procedure & Contact Form
Policy Affecting School Portable Buildings
New Policy Affecting CPC-101 Expirations

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* Attention: Effective August 1st, 2015, there will not be any NEW online accounts created in the Commercial online system due to the release of the NEW Commercial E-Permits system coming in early Fall. All existing accounts will continue to have full access to their applications, submittals and records. All new submittals, thereafter, will have to be submitted to our office on a compact disc. This only pertains to new online accounts. This will not affect the existing accounts, prior to August 1st, 2015.*

Welcome to Permits

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  Mission Statement:  

Welcome to the Permit Office of the Harris County Engineering Department.

Our mission is to serve the constituents of Harris County by ensuring developments in unincorporated areas will not pose a threat to the safety and welfare of the public as prescribed by Commissioners Court. We will accomplish this by providing expedient and professional service while enforcing all applicable Harris County regulations.

Vision Statement:
  • Increase customer service through process improvement, timely response, transparency, consistency, and results orientation.
  • Develop employee situational understanding of the full organization through training initiatives.
  • Replacement or retrofitting of legacy technology systems in order to facilitate an increased simplicity and capacity of workload for the employee and an updated financial transaction relevancy for the customer.
  • Alignment of a flexible permitting process based on the needs of the customers served.
  • Self-sustaining organization.


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Contact Information

Permits Manager:
 Jesse Morales

Assistant Manager:
Shawn Sturhan

10555 Northwest Freeway
Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092
Hours M-F 7:30 to 4:30
Lobby Closes at 4:00 pm
For direct contact please click here
FAX 713 956 3050
Harris County
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Permits Office - Photo By Montgomery Crawford

Quick Docs & Forms

All Documents & Forms
Project Review Routing Form
Sign Permit Application (Toll Road & ETJ)
SWQ Affidavit
SWQ Application
Express Review Sheet (DWG)
Express Review Sheet (PDF)
Fire Code Checklist (PDF)
Fire Code Review Sheet (DWG)
Fire Code Review Sheet (PDF)
On-site Sewage Permit Application
Floodplain Elevation Certificate
Express Lease Space Build out Application
Fire Protection Application
Emergency ROW Work Procedure & Contact Form
Fee Schedule