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Business Requirements

1. HOUSTON POLICE DEPT. PERMITS

Authority: City of Houston Police Department
Phone: 832-394-4800
Web: www.houstontx.gov/police/phone.htm

Auto Dealers - Repair - Parts Sales - Wreckers; Auto Storage (713-308-2568); Shooting Galleries/Ranges (281-230-2480); SOB’s (713-308-8680- Must apply in person); Convenience Store Security Ordinance- (713-308-1860). Some offices still at 1200 Travis.

2. TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY

The TCEQ regulates many manufacturers, auto dealers, engine repair shops, auto body shops, dry cleaners, landfills, hazardous waste storage & transportation, tire disposal/recycling, oil recycling, waste processing or disposal facilities, printers, waste service, printing shops, furniture mfg. and repair, metal fabrication and finishing, refineries, auto inspection, gasoline stations, septic tank systems, bakeries and others. TCEQ also enforces storm water discharge from construction sites under the TPDES Construction Permit. Businesses might also be regulated by the COH.

3. HOUSTON FIRE MARSHALL

Authority: City of Houston Fire Department
Phone: 832-394-8899
Web: www.houstontx.gov/fire/business/permits.html

The HFD issues permits for storage, handling, and manufacture of flammable liquids and combustibles; Public Assembly; Maximum Occupancy; Tents; Open burning; Day Care facilities (832-393-9083).

In HARRIS COUNTY the County Fire Marshall (281-436-8000) enforces the State Insurance Code. Harris Co. Pollution Control (713-920-2831) and the TCEQ (713-767-3500) must be notified in the event of a toxic waste spill.

4. CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY (CO)

Authority: Department of Public Works & Engineering
Phone: 832-394-8880
Web: www.houstonpermittingcenter.org/code-enforcement.html

Additional Business requirements may be needed.

IMPORTANT!!
THE CITY OF HOUSTON ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR FAILURE TO OBTAIN ALL NECESSARY OPERATING PERMITS, LICENCES, OR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH ALL APPLICABLE GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS.