Auto Dealers Detail - Automotive Repair Facility FAQ
Please look here first if you have a question about the Automotive Repair Facility License Letter that you
Q: Why did I receive this notice?
A: In order to operate as an Automotive Repair Facility in the City of Houston, you must be licensed in accordance with Chapter 8 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. To view this ordinance, please visit https://www.municode.com/Library/TX/Houston
Q: How can I pay?
A:Please complete the information in your application packet and bring it to:
Houston Permitting Center
Auto Dealers Detail, Basement Level
Houston, TX 77002
Q: Is this something that I HAVE to pay?
A:Yes. You received this notice because you operate as an Automotive Repair Facility and your business
resides within the limits of the City of Houston.
Q: What Ordinance does this pertain to?
A: Chapter 8 of the City of Houston Code of Ordinances. https://www.municode.com/Library/TX/Houston
Q: What is my fee?
A: For fee schedules, please visit https://cohweb.houstontx.gov/FIN_FeeSchedule/default.aspx
Q: When is my fee due?
A:This application must be returned with payment within 30 days of the mailing date on this letter.
Q: What other documents do I need before I can get this license?
All of the necessary paperwork listed should be brought to the Houston Permitting Center, 1002 Washington, Auto Dealers Detail, Basement level, Houston, TX 77002 832-394-4800.
Q: My store is not an Automotive Repair Facility, why did I receive this notice?
A: Please contact our Office at 832-394-4800 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please be aware that any claim of exemption will be subject to verification by inspection.
Q: I have already paid for this license, why did I receive this notice?
A: Please contact our Office at 832-394-4800 Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please have proof of your payment (license #) on-hand for reference.
Q: Does my facility need to be inspected?
A: To obtain a new license, you do not need an inspection; however, your facility is subject to random inspections.
Additional information is available online at: https://www.houstontx.gov/police/auto_dealers_detail/