Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal

Welcome to Our New Citizen Self Service (CSS) Portal

Save yourself a visit to the Permit Office!

Within minutes residents, contractors and developers can apply for permits, submit plans, pay invoices, schedule inspections, see your inspection results and more!

Our new site is more user friendly than the previous Citizen Access Portal (CAP). If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via email or call us at 281-478-7270.

You are required to create a new account on the CSS portal, even if you had an user account on the previous portal.

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  • Obtain building permits in a timely manner
  • Obtain mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits within minutes
  • Submit an application and plans for review
  • Print your permit in the convenience of your own home or office
  • Schedule your inspection and see real-time inspection results
  • Pay permit fees online with Visa, Master Card and American Express
  • Search all permits
  • Track progress of permits      
  • Contact us at or 281-478-7270