The City of Houston is operating on Limited Services

Employee Reporting:  Only Tier 1 employees are expected to be at work. Tier 2 and 3 employees should expect to return to work on Tuesday, September 5th. Watch for announcements

Emergency Services (Police and Fire):  Open and Operating

Houston 311: Open and Operating

Houston Airport System:  For updated information on flight delays, visit

Houston Parks & Recreation Department:  City Parks, Recreations Center and Pools are closed through Wednesday (8/30).

Houston Health Department Multi-Service Centers & Clinics:  All Health Centers and Multi-Service centers have resumed normal operations and hours as of Tuesday (9/5), for more information visit

BARC Animal Shelters & Adoptions:
Lost pet search: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
Intake: Tues – Wed, Fri – Sun, Noon to 5 p.m.
Adoptions & Wellness: noon to 5 p.m. daily
Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Municipal Courts Department:
The Downtown Herbert W. Gee Municipal Courthouse located at 1400 Lubbock will remain closed until further notice due to extensive damage sustained by Hurricane Harvey; however, all five of its Satellite locations are open.  Please visit or call 311 for locations and hours or for more information.  All defendants will have until have until 5 p.m., Friday, September 29, 2017 to reset their cases, but must do it in person to sign for their new court date.

Parking Management:
Mon-Fri 8 am to 5 pm
2020 McKinney Houston, TX 77003

Houston Permitting Center:
Open Mon-Fri 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Houston Public Library: Most locations open as of Tuesday 9/5, for a complete list of locations and hours of operation please visit 

Solid Waste Management:
All public drop-off facilities including Neighborhood Depositories/Recycling Centers are open.  For more updated information about SWMD and our services, visit, or call 3-1-1, the City of Houston’s Customer Service Helpline.

Houston Water: Houston’s drinking water is safe.  Residents in some areas of west Houston are being asked to conserve waste water Read More.