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.

Code Compliance

The Code Compliance Officee works proactively to ensure proper observance of the City's ordinances, state laws, and applicable codes as they pertain to illegal signage, high grass/weeds, junk/debris/trash, nuisances, inoperable vehicles, and illegal dumping. Additionally, the officer oversees the City's tree ordinance and permitting of signs. 

If you have a question or concern regarding any of the matters listed above, please contact the Code Compliance Officer, Linda Barbour. You can also report it online HERE.

Hours of Business

The Development Services Department is located in City Hall. It is located on the first floor in the customer service lobby. The department is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 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 here.

Scheduling Inspections

Inspections are scheduled by visiting: or click the "Inspection Request" link on the left-side menu.

Inspections may be placed at any time. The cut-off time for next business day inspections is 4:00 p.m. Inspections received after 4:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the 2nd day after.

Inspections are NOT to be scheduled with the inspectors.

Contractor Work Hours

Construction hours are as follows: 
Monday through Sunday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

We ask that as a courtesy to Bellaire citizens, contractors start work later on Saturdays and Sundays. The City appreciates your understanding.