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Permits can be paid for by visiting the Click2Gov website. Please complete the following steps:
Once you have paid for your permit, please email the Permits department so we can issue the permit and approved plans.
The City of La Porte does not have any separate forms or fees for contractor registration. All contractors must provide a certificate of liability insurance and any applicable licenses.
Insurance and licenses can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Homeowners can perform work to their homes if they have completed their Harris County Residential Homestead Exemption.
Permit costs can be found on our Building Permit Fee Schedule.
Per the Building Code, permits are valid for six (6) months. Once an inspection has been scheduled, the permit will automatically be extended six months from the date of inspection. All permits are allowed one (1) extension if there is no activity in six (6) months. Requests must come in writing and fees will be applied. If a permit expires and has already received an extension, the permit is voided and the applicant must apply for a new permit.
All permitted work done in the floodplain requires a Floodplain Development Permit. Please see our Floodplain Information Page for more information.
Please submit a Public Information Request in order to request these and any other records.
Please contact our Planning Division at email@example.com or 281-470-5057.
No, the City cannot recommend a contractor because that is a conflict of interest. We recommend contacting the Chamber of Commerce to get a list of contractors.
No, that option is not available.
No. Inspections are only done between business hours.
No, we do not issue garage sale permits. City of La Porte residents can have garage sale signs up Thursday at 8:00 AM - Monday 8:00 AM. Signs MUST be removed by the sign owner before 8a.m. on Monday or Code Enforcement will take further action.
Trained personnel of participating private sector industrial companies (such as oil refineries, chemical plants, and storage terminals) and city/county agencies (such as police/fire dispatch or emergency management officials). Industry facilities do not have to be East Harris County Manufacturers Association (EHCMA) members.
For more information, visit the EHCMA website
Yes, domestic livestock are allowed on residential lots 1 acre or larger in size. The allowed ratio of animals to acreage may be obtained by contacting the Inspection Division at 281-470-5073. For more information, visit the
Chapter 34 of the City’s Code of Ordinances addresses mowing of property. Grass/weeds over 12 inches in height are considered a violation and may be reported to the Inspection Services Division at 281-470-5073.
Contact the Inspection Services Division at 281-470-5073.
You may contact Emergicon Emergency Medical Consultants by phone at 877-602-2060.
You may contact Chief Lisa Camp for further assistance at 281-471-9244, by fax at 281-471-0688.
Please contact Emergicon Emergency Medical Consultants for payment arrangements.
Phone: 877-602-2060 or 972-602-2060
This can occur if the billing information was not collected at the time of service. You may call our billing service Emergicon at 877-602-2060.
Contact at EMS at 281-470-0054.
The current sales tax rate in our jurisdiction is 8.25%, which is comprised of 6.25% for the State, 1% for the City, 0.5% for the La Porte Development Corporation, 0.25% for Street Maintenance, and 0.25% for the Emergency Services District.
Contact the Accounting Division at 281-470-7168.
To view a listing of all open positions, visit our Careers page.
No, we currently do not have an active jobline. You can view all open positions online on our Careers page.
Yes. Civil Service Entrance Exam for entry to the Police Cadet program will be listed on the Employment page.
View the employment page for the application and testing information.
Only applications submitted through the online application process will be accepted. To apply for a vacant positions, visit our Careers page. We only accept online applications for vacant/listed positions.
Please call our 24 hour Inspection Line at 281-470-5130. In your message please include your name, phone number, the permit application number, the inspection address and what type of inspection you need.
There is no Arcade License in La Porte However, Chapter 10 (Amusements), Sect. 10-31 thru 10-83 does regulate "Coin-Operated Machines." Machines must be registered annually with the city and a decal is issued for each machine. Registration and decals are handled by Inspections Services.
Yes, a permit is needed and the correct type of shingles is critical. Please submit a Roofing permit application to firstname.lastname@example.org
All buildings require a building permit.
Inspection Services Division is located at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway. Permit application and required documents can be e-mailed to: email@example.com
Methods for calculating construction permit fees vary with the different types of permits. Please refer to our permit fee schedule on our website.
A homeowner may obtain a permit for remodeling, repairs, and additions to his / her home.
Clearing permit application and guidelines are available on our website. You may also contact Planning & Development Department at 281-470-5065 for information and guidelines on Clearing permits.
The City has no requirement for the registration of contractors, however, to obtain a permit, contractors are required to file an insurance certificate with the City.
Certificate of Insurance can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The City’s Inspection Division does construction plan review for the City.
Yes, a demolition permit is required.
As a minimum, a Zoning Permit is required. The type of business determines other required permits. Contact the Inspections Division at 281-470-5073.
Yes, a fence is required. Contact the Inspections Division at 281-47-5073.
An atomizing pump is installed on the back of a truck. This produces a fine mist of chemicals and oil carrying agent. The chemicals must contact the adult mosquitoes to kill it. Normally, the truck should travel at 10 miles per hour. There is monitoring equipment that monitors vehicle speed, application rate, and time. An alarm warns operator if speed is not correct. Monitoring equipment produces a record of operators’ activity for the supervisors.
The spraying begins at dark. One-third of the city is sprayed each night. The city's phone notification system calls each zone the day they are going to be sprayed. If you do not receive a call you can make sure you are signed up to receive notifications online.
During especially heavy infestations, the first route is immediately begun again after completing the third route.
We have field trips, summer camps and athletic programs, and various special events throughout the year. We also offer karate and cheer classes. For more information about special events and programs, please visit the
You'll receive three (3) garbage bags once a year. Garbage bags are distributed in February by Public Works.
If you receive a delinquent notice, please contact us at the office and we would be more than happy to assist you. Our contact number is 281-470-1403.
The best way to have services restored, is to pay in person, with customer service at City Hall located at 604 W. Fairmont Parkway. City Hall also has a convenient kiosk machine, located outside of the building. If you are unable to come to our office, you have the option of paying online by clicking here. All payments made must be received by 3:30 p.m. to insure same day restoration of service. If paying at the kiosk or online, please call to verify your payment with customer service so that restoration will not be delayed. Payments made after 3:30 p.m. will result in services being restored the following business day. Please ask about additional payment options that are available to you; such as auto-pay, to help avoid future shut offs.
The City of La Porte strictly prohibits citizens from turning on their water meters. If tampering has occurred, a $25 fee will be assessed. Removing a locking mechanism is also a $25 fee. If an unauthorized tap or hook-up is found, a $200 fee may be assessed, per occurrence.
Our office is located at 604 West Fairmont Parkway in the City Hall building. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have questions or concerns, please contact them at 281-470-1403.
If you need emergency assistance, please contact the La Porte Police Department on their non-emergency line at 281-471-2141; or Water Supervisor, Melvin Jenkins, at 281-386-9135.
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