The Planning and Development Services Department is responsible for revitalizing targeted areas, creating and maintaining high-quality residential neighborhoods and commercial areas, and ensuring that Baytown provides safe and economically vital places to live, work, and visit. To ensure the community's orderly physical growth, the Department administers the City's land use policies and regulations, including the comprehensive plan, zoning map, building code, and subdivisions code. Program activities include future and current planning, building permit inspection, plan review, code enforcement (structure and zoning), and administration of the Community Development Block Grant Program.
Responsibilities and Services
The Building Services Division ensures compliance of the adopted Building codes and ordinances for both residential and commercial structures. Our primary goal is to protect the health, safety and general welfare of the public. To fulfill this commitment, we offer comprehensive plan reviews and construction inspections to uphold the standards set by the International Building Codes. Additionally, our Code Enforcement Division addresses citizen complaints related to unauthorized structures and work, and it oversees licenses for Multifamily, Recreational Vehicle, and Manufactured Home Parks.
To apply for any building permits, pay fees. check the status of an application or schedule inspections, visit our Citizen Self Service Portal.
The Planning Division reviews and processes all zoning and subdivision requests in accordance with development standards and land codes. This also includes long-range planning, which envisions Baytown's continued growth, development, and economic strength.
The Community Development division strives to improve Baytonians quality of life by providing economic, housing, and social resources that enhance a safe and healthy community. Get more information about our available assistance programs.