County Services Closures

The Harris County Permits Office will not be accepting or processing cash payments for all permit or inspection fees, in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Customers may pay by check at the cashier's window or by credit card in-person at the kiosk located in the Permits Office Lobby at 10555 Northwest Freeway, Houston TX 77092. Customers may also pay by credit card online at

HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS Harris County has closed, or limited access to, the following facilities to decrease chances of exposure to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

  •  Primary Election Runoffs Delayed Until July 14, with early votingtaking place July 6-10. Click here to view the news release.
  • Visitors will not be allowed inside Harris County Commissioners Court meetings, and instead, will be able to watch the meetings using the Harris County live stream. A system for receiving public input during meetings will be announced in the near future.
  • Harris County Household Hazardous Waste events and facility, located at 6900 Hahl Rd in Houston, are not open to the public. This includes mobile events through May 2020.
  • Harris County Library buildings are closed, while still offering online and curb-side service.
  • All Harris County Tax Office locations will eliminate direct customer service transactions. Employees will continue to provide services to those who usually visit a Tax Office location by accepting transactions by drop box or mail. Customers are also encouraged to use the Tax Office website to conduct all other business.
  • The Harris County Permits office remains open to the public; however, appointments will now take place over-the-counter. The office has enacted a social distancing and sanitation policy.
  • The Harris County Law Library is closed.
  • The Harris County Veterans Services Office is closed.
  • The April 7, 2020 Tax Sale is canceled.
  • Precinct 1, 2, and 4 community centers are closed to the public. Precinct 3 has canceled all events located at precinct community centers.
  • Beginning Thursday, March 19, visitors to the Harris County Criminal Justice Center and the Harris County Civil Courthouse downtown will be given a brief health check before entering the building. The screening test follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, consisting of a temperature measurement and short questions related to well being and potential exposure to infectious disease risks.
  • The Harris County Treasurer’s Office will be reducing office hours. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in an attempt to limit employee exposure to the general public. Staff will be in the office until 4:30 p.m. to assist with internal transfers and wires. If a transfer will be later than that please contact the office to make arrangements.
  • The Harris County District Clerk’s Office is closing in-person services. Online services to remain open.
  • Jury calls have been cancelled through March 31, 2020.
  • Harris County Animal Shelter is accepting animal surrenders only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Visit the County Pets website for additional information about changes to availability of services and facilities.
  • The Dispute Resolution Center, located at 49 San Jacinto in Houston, is closed to the public.
  • The Fire Investigation Building, located at 2318 Atascocita Rd. in Humble, is closed to the public.
  • The Health Clinic, located 1000 Lee Drive in Baytown, is closed to the public.
  • The High Intensity Drug Unit, located at 10585 West Office in Houston, is closed to the public.