Business Permits Office

Business Permit Office assists businesses in navigating Texas’ permitting, licensing and regulatory environment and aids in resolving permitting issues that arise. This office offers services to businesses of all sizes and resides within the Economic Development and Tourism Office at the Office of the Governor.


  • Assists applicants in the resolution of outstanding issues identified by state agencies, including delays experienced in permit review.
  • Aids applicants in obtaining timely and efficient permit review and in resolving issues arising from the review.
  • Facilitates contacts between applicants and state agencies responsible for processing and reviewing permit applications.
  • Makes recommendations for eliminating, consolidating, simplifying, expediting, or otherwise improving permit procedures affecting business enterprises.