The Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department (ARA) provides a wide variety of administrative services to the City of Houston’s departments, such as 311 service request routing, payroll processing, asset disposition, citywide policy management, internal mail services, records management, and insurance risk management.

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ARA In the News

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BARC Houston to expand stray animal intake hours every Sunday

April 25, 2024 -- ... During the two-hour time period, Houston residents who want to turn in a stray animal will not need to schedule an intake appointment online and can turn in a stray animal on a first-come, first-served basis, until shelter capacity is reached. ... Read More ...

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Looking to foster an animal in Houston? Here's everything you need to know

April 13, 2024 -- The numbers of animals that Houston’s shelter was able to place in foster homes decreased last year, even as the number of cats and dogs it took in reached record highs. ... Read More ...


Proposal to increase paid parking hours in Houston draws criticism and support

March 29, 2024 -- ... Right now, paid parking is enforced between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., which leaves 13 hours of free parking, and all-day free parking on Sundays and holidays. However, ... Read More ...


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