Development Services

The Development Services Department is charged with the following:
  • Provide for the community’s health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of Building and Health Codes, as well as Zoning Ordinances.
  • To serve as a resource of information on questions relating to the Code of Ordinances, Building Codes, Planning and Zoning regulations, and the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Utilizing the website to better inform and serve our citizens.

Hours of Business

The Development Services Department is located in City Hall. It is the first office on your left when you come come through the main entrance. The department is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Plan submittals are accepted and permits are issued during these hours.

If you are unable to contact us during working hours with code violation concerns, we have provided you with a link to our Resident Request Center. Report issues online.

Scheduling Inspections

Inspections are scheduled by visiting: or calling the City's Inspection Line at 713-662-8225. (This will no longer be active after 6/30/2018).
Inspections may be requested in at any time, and are scheduled for the next day unless the request is received after 4 p.m. Inspections received after 4 p.m. will be scheduled for the 2nd day after.

Inspections are not to be scheduled with the inspectors.