Pre Permit


Permit - Cashier


-Stormwater Quality


Phone: 713-274-3900

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.


Harris County Engineering Department
Permits Directory


Jesse Morales - Permits Manager

Shawn Sturhan - Assistant Manager

10555 Northwest Freeway - Suite 120
Houston, Texas 77092

Monday - Friday from 7:30 to 4:00pm

Holiday Office Closures

Good Friday / Friday / March 25, 2016

Memorial Day / Monday / May 30, 2016

Independence Day / Monday / July 4, 2016

Labor Day / Monday / September 5, 2016


  Normal Lobby Hours will resume
on the next business day.

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