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

Baby with Doggie

Unpaid Lost fur-baby frenzy: BARC warns of scammers going after pet owners

July 15, 2024 -- BARC is warning of scammers taking advantage of lost pet owners during Beryl recovery. They say they've gotten reports from people who have lost pets - saying they got a call from BARC and were asked ... Read More ...

Two Dogs with Beautiful Eyes

Empty the Shelters event to provide reduced-cost adoptions at BARC throughout July

July 2, 2024 -- Tuesday marks the kickoff of a reduced-fee adoption event at BARC and participating shelters across the country. Empty the Shelters is an adoption drive sponsored by the BISSELL Pet Foundation. ... Read More ...

Dogs in Cages

Houston area's unwanted pets finding homes thanks to sprawling social media campaigns

June 23, 2024 -- People from across the country are helping Harris County Pets find homes for the hundreds of homeless cats and dogs at the animal shelter. They're using platforms like TikTok and Facebook to find, ... Read More ...


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