Public Notices

Design and Construction Standards

Design and Construction Standards Section is responsible for the Infrastructure Design Manual, Standard Construction Specifications, Standard Drawings, and Product Approval. These documents are used on Capital Projects, as well as private development projects.

Easement Reverter Procedure

Below are guidelines with instructions on how to submit a request to the City of Houston, Public Works and Engineering Department to acknowledge the reversion of an easement deed which contains reverter language.

Joint Referral Committee

Application to request the JRC to consider either the abandonment and sale of a street, alley, or easement by the City of Houston or an encroachment agreement allowing you to maintain a building, or other permanent structure within a city street.

Monitoring Well Program Description

The Office of the City Engineer Branch is designated by The City of Houston to administer and enforce city ordinances pertaining to the construction, alteration, maintenance, and destruction of monitoring wells and soil borings within the city's right of way.

Multi-Family Properties

Service and Information

P.O. Box 4863 / Houston, TX 77210-4863

Questions regarding rebates, please call: 832-395-2682. 

Questions regarding water bills, please call: 713-371-1400.

Neighborhood Street Reconstruction Program

This directory contains information regarding the NSR Program.  With the implementation of Rebuild Houston, petitions are no longer being accepted for the reconstruction of Local Residential Streets. 

Product Approval Committee

Located in this directory are lists of Standard Products by discipline. Each area within Capital Projects will have a list of approved products and are currently approved for download:

PWE - 100

In order to be considered for professional architectural and engineering services with the City of Houston , Department of Public Works and Engineering, a firm must be qualified.

Small Contractor Rotation Program 2.0

New Solicitation for City of Houston, Number Q26325 - Small Contractor Rotation Program 2.0

The City of Houston ("City") wishes to pre-qualify small contractors to participate in a capacity development program under the City's Houston Public Works Department, referred to as the "Rotation Program". Pre-qualification status means that the contractor has submitted certain general information, which may lead to an invitation to bid on one or more work orders on a rotational basis. Pre-Proposal Conference: Friday, October 19, 2018. Proposal Due Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018

Substitute Service Line Program

For the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Houston, the Substitute Service Line Program (SSLP) provides water and wastewater service line relocations (substitute services) to water or wastewater mains within the public right-of-way. 

Utility Relocation Ordinance Program

The City of Houston Utility Relocation Ordinance Program was adopted by City Council in April 2005 to establish a utility relocation policy for the City of Houston; amending Chapter 40 of the Code of Ordinances to set forth policies and procedures for the relocation of facilities located within the public rights-of-way to accommodate Public Works construction projects. The program is intended to promote cooperation from private utility owners where the relocation of their facilities are necessary to accommodate public improvement projects.