Deed Restrictions, also known as protective covenants, are legal instruments which "run with the land" and ensure the homeowner’s basic, protective rights regarding the integrity of the subdivision. Since deed restrictions represent legally binding commitments between all affected lot owners within the subdivision, City employees are not authorized to interpret deed restrictions.
Please contact the Harris County Clerk’s Office at 713-755-6405 to request a copy of your deed restrictions. A copy may be obtained in person Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Harris County Clerk’s Office located downtown in the Harris County Civil Courthouse:
201 Caroline 3rd Floor Houston, TX 77002
A helpful hint - when requesting records, have the legal description of the property, lot and block number, as well as the name of the subdivision where the property is located.
Please contact the Planning Department at 713-475-5543 or email Planning for more information.