The Administration & Regulatory Affairs Department (ARA) provides a wide variety of administrative services to the City of Houston’s departments, such as 311 service request routing, payroll processing, asset disposition, citywide policy management, internal mail services, records management, and insurance risk management.

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ARA In the News

Two Puppies at BARC

Looking to foster an animal in Houston? Here's everything you need to know

April 13, 2024 -- The numbers of animals that Houston’s shelter was able to place in foster homes decreased last year, even as the number of cats and dogs it took in reached record highs. ... Read More ...


Proposal to increase paid parking hours in Houston draws criticism and support

March 29, 2024 -- ... Right now, paid parking is enforced between 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., which leaves 13 hours of free parking, and all-day free parking on Sundays and holidays. However, ... Read More ...

Shelter Puppies

Houston-area shelters to celebrate National Puppy Day with adoption and foster events

March 22, 2024 -- A national animal welfare organization is pushing for more adoptions as thousands of puppies await their forever homes in shelter and rescue groups across the country. ... Read More ...


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