Construction Permits 61% open

Houston, TX

What data is expected?

Locations of issued construction permits. This dataset can be a useful tool for tracking city real estate development trends, including neighborhoods most at risk of gentrification or disinvestment, as well as for tracking specific development projects and holding developers and city planners accountable. (More info)

  • Date of issue
  • Expiration date
  • Address
  • Permit type
  • Work description

How open is the data?

All answers

Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed No
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date No
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format DBF, SHP, SHX
findable 4
findable_steps Open data portal, search building permits
Collected by government Yes
usability 2
collector_name City of Houston Public Works
characteristics Date of issue, Expiration date, Address, Permit type, Work description
location - City of Houston Building Permits from ILMS system
The data is provided in a zip file with multiple formats. The documentation isn't great.

Meta data

Data location - City of Houston Building Permits from ILMS system
Data licence   Unknown
Data format   DBF, SHP, SHX
Reviewer   Katya Abazajian
Submitters   Katya Abazajian
Last modified   Sat Mar 03 2018 20:54:03 GMT+0000 (UTC)