Planning & Development Services

Welcome to the Planning & Development Services Department


The Planning and Development Services Department offers professional advice and technical expertise on development related topics. Specifically, the department provides development services including zoning, platting, land use, tree preservation, building permits, sign permits, inspections and code enforcement. The department also provides mapping services and develops the City's comprehensive plan, the Southlake 2030 Plan.

Planning and Development Services is comprised of the following four divisions:
  • Planning
  • Building Inspections
  • Code Enforcement
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Do You Have Questions?


Do you have questions about development in Southlake or building services? Let us know.

  • click here for development questions (planning and zoning, GIS, Southlake 2030).
  • click here for building questions (permitting, inspections, code enforcement). 

Mission Statement

The PDS Department will promote rational, economical and environmentally efficient use of land that allows Southlake to grow and develop in a manner that preserves the quality of life; ensures protection of the natural environment; promotes economic prosperity; and maintains the health and safety of the community.

Vision Statement


The department is an organization that provides professional advice, support and technical expertise to elected officials and appointed boards, city departments, developers, builders and citizens as it relates to all development related topics. We accomplish this in a manner that focuses on a long term safety and health, economic vitality, environmental integrity, development design quality and the quality of life of the community through the provision of quality master plans, plan implementation, development review, building and structure inspection and code enforcement.