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

Music at BARC

BARC music for furry friends

February 21, 2024 -- ... Read More ...

Westside Shelter

Houston launches effort to build new animal shelter, with possible west-side satellite

January 25, 2024 -- The city is gearing up to build a new, $44 million animal shelter to replace its aging facilities in Greater Fifth Ward, and a new satellite in west Houston could serve as an alternative adoption location. ... Read More ...

Downtown Parking Lot

How to not fall victim to a parking scam while you're in downtown Houston

January 5, 2024 -- If you're visiting for the national championship game or going downtown for fun, here's what to know about parking. ... Read More ...


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