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.

E-Submittals

All Planning and Development Services applications are currently being 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. 

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. 

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

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About Planning and Development Services



The department also provides mapping services and develops the City's comprehensive plan, the Southlake 2035 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 PDS.  

PDS staff also works with the Southlake City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, and the Zoning Board of Adjustment concerning submitted development cases. If you have questions about a case, give us a call at  (817) 748-8621. Or you can contact us online 24/7. We welcome your questions.

Case Resources

Most development cases have a history that is easily accessible through the City’s archive system. Click on the buttons below to access City files. Use keywords search staff reports, maps, presentations, agendas and minutes.

Can't find what you are looking for? Call us at (817) 748-8621. 
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  1. Planning

    Physical Address
    1400 Main Street
    Suite 310
    Southlake, TX 76092


    Directions

    Phone: (817) 748-8621
    Fax: (817) 748-8077

    Hours
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday - Friday

    Development Questions
    Do you have questions about development? Let us know. Use our contact form to get your questions answered.

    Customer Service Survey
    Please take a moment to complete our customer service survey


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