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Harris County Web PageThe Official Harris County, Texas home page

Harris County GIS Maps- View and analyze data from a geographic perspective. GIS can be used to work with geographic information as a database, a map or a model. 
The mission of the Harris County Architecture and Engineering Division is to execute the planning, study, design and construction of various buildings, roads, bridges, traffic signals, drainage improvements, parks, and other architectural and maintenance projects in accordance with certain design standards and contract documents. 

Harris County Public HealthThe Environmental Public Health Division works to protect public health by ensuring clean air and water, the integrity of the food supply, neighborhood cleanliness, hazard-free workplaces and proper waste disposal.

Harris County Engineering Design Specifications -

Food Safety Program Inspection Results - The mission of Harris County’s food inspection program is to prevent foodborne illness and injury from occurring at retail food establishments in the areas of Harris County outside of the city limits of Houston. 

Economic Development DivisionMission is to promote economic growth, and the revitalization of blighted and underdeveloped areas. Administration includes processing of applications, negotiation of Interlocal agreements, recommendations to Commissioners Court, compliance monitoring, and compliance enforcement.

Online Forms and Database Searches

Harris County Clerk’s OfficeIn Harris County, the County Clerk wears three hats. As clerk, she maintains the records of Commissioners' Court, County Probate Courts, and County Civil Courts at Law. As a recorder, she is responsible for real property records including state and federal tax liens; vital statistics records such as marriage licenses; assumed names; and uniform commercial code records. As chief election official for the third largest county in the country, she administers county and state elections and also contracts for election services for political parties and smaller jurisdictions such as the City of Houston.

Harris County Traffic Volumes

Harris County Appraisal DistrictEverything you want to know about property values in Harris County and the office of the County Appraiser is at your fingertips.

Harris County Tax Office - Through the combination of technology, efficiency, and customer service, the Harris County Tax Office is committed to a concept we call Smart Government. This means being accountable to you the taxpayer.

Harris County Food Permits

Harris County Community Services DepartmentHarris County at a glance

Harris County, TX

Water Utilities - Harris County Municipal Utility District Number 285 

Texas Gas Companies - Looking for Propane, Natural gas, or just daily gas price monitoring, find a link here.

Texas Electric Choice - Retail Electric Providers compete to provide your electric service, often by offering lower prices, renewable energy options, added customer service or other incentives. Retail Electric Providers conduct functions such as billing and customer service.


Official Texas State Web Site 

Department of Transportation -

Texas Secretary of State - The Office of the Secretary of State provides a repository for official and business and commercial records required to be filed with the Office. The Secretary publishes government rules and regulations.

Business Opportunity SearchThis site has search capabilities that allow searches to be made for business opportunities that have filed a registration or exemption notice with the Office of the Secretary of State. All fields displayed are searchable.

Texas Corporations  -  Business Organization Codes, Corporate Names – if you are forming a corporation in the State of Texas this is the link to use.

Traffic Counts & Roadway Information

State GIS Maps

Texas Department of State Health Services

Certifications, Licensing and PermitsLinks to information and resources pertaining to license, permit, certification, and registration applications and renewals in the State of Texas.

Texas Alcoholic Beverage CommissionThe mission of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is to promote public safety and serve the people of Texas through consistent, fair and timely administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code while fostering education, voluntary compliance and legal, responsible alcohol consumption.

Texas Legislature Online 

Texas Constitution and Statutes

The Handbook of Texas Onlineis a multidisciplinary encyclopedia of Texas history, geography, and culture sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Real Estate Commission 

Many Maps of Texas  -  Highway maps, demographic maps, historical maps – you need a map, you can find it here.

US Census Bureau  - Why pay for demogrpahics twice?

Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce  


*Harris County, TX is comprised of 31 cities and 2 villages, all of which are responsible for
creating, maintaining and enforcing their own planning, zoning and building codes & regulations.

Please refer to their respective web sites for more information.
(Villages and Hamlets are contained within each)

Incorporated Cites, Townships & Villages of Harris County, TX


City of Houston
(City Code)

City of Humble
(City Code)

City of
Hunters Creek Village

(City Code)

Jacinto City
(Code in Print Form Only)

City of Jersey Village
(City Code)

City of Katy
(City Code)

City of La Porte
(City Code)

League City
(City Code)

Missouri City
(City Code)

City of Morgan's Point
(City Code)

City of Nassau Bay
(City Code)

City of Pasadena
(City Code)

City of Pearland
(City Code)

City of
Piney Point Village

(City Code)

City of Seabrook
(City Code)

City of Shoreacres
(City Code)

City of South Houston
(City Code)

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City of Southside Place
(Code in Print Form Only)

City of
Spring Valley Village

(City Code)

City of Stafford
(City Code)

Taylor Lake Village
(Village Code)

City of Tomball
(City Code)

City of Waller
(Code in Print Form Only)

City of Webster
(City Code)

City of
West University Place
(City Code)

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