Planning & Development Services

The Planning and Development Services Department staff offers professional advice and technical expertise on development-related topics such as planning and zoning, platting, land use, tree preservation, building permits, sign permits, building inspections, and code enforcement.

We are here to help and can answer any questions that you might have. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm. Call us at (817) 748-8621, or you can contact us through the Southlake Serves portal.


All Planning and Development Services applications are accepted in PDF file formats by email or Drop Box. Applications must be completed, signed, and scanned in PDF file format. All supporting plans and documents must also be in a PDF. Please send all documents to [email protected].*Please note that this process is only for development cases. All plans for permits must be submitted through the City's permit portal.*

Submittals will be accepted for processing in accordance with the published submittal schedules. Upon review of your initial application, you will be forwarded an invoice for the application fee, which can be paid through EnerGov Customer Self Service portal. All fees must be paid prior to the acceptance of a formal submittal. 

For more information about E-Submittals, please visit Applications, Fees, and Submittal Schedules.

About Planning and Development Services

The department also provides mapping services and develops the City's comprehensive plan. The department is divided up into three divisions, Planning, Building Inspections and Code Enforcement. Development cases get their start in Planning and Development Services. From the first ideas and submittals, to the final inspections, all new residential, commercial and public land development roads lead to planning and development.  

Planning and Development Services staff also works with the Southlake City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and Corridor Planning Committee concerning submitted development cases. If you have any questions about these boards or the development cases being presented to these boards please contact us at (817) 748-8621. 

To highlight the City’s achievements in planning excellence, the City of Southlake recently received the prestigious Richard R. Lillie Planning Excellence Award, bestowed by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter. This award recognizes communities that exemplify outstanding planning efforts and are dedicated to creating thriving, sustainable, innovative urban environments. This is the nineteenth consecutive year that the City of Southlake and the Planning and Development Services Department has been recognized for this award. 

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  1. Planning and Development Services

    Physical Address
    1400 Main Street
    Suite 310
    Southlake, TX 76092