Development Process

Guidelines for Residential / Commercial / Industrial Development

The City of Southlake's Public Works Department is responsible for the review and release of all development projects after they have received approval from the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council. Public Works is also responsible for ensuring that every development meets technical requirements for roadways, grading, drainage, water, and sewer.

This is a general guideline outlining the steps that should be taken to meet the requirements of the Public Works Department Development Process. A Project Checklist has been provided to assist you. Keep in mind that additional information may be required depending on the specific development project. 

Electronic Plans (22" x 34" sheets) and supporting documents shall be in PDF format and submitted to Zayne Huff ( and Lydia Ruiz ( Plans will need to be PE sealed and signed by a Texas registered Civil Engineer.

If you need assistance with any of the information on this page, please contact Public Works Administration at (817) 748-8098.

Public Works Development Process

  1. Development of Construction Plans
  2. Developer Agreement
  3. Pre-construction Conference
  4. Substantial Completion
  5. Final Acceptance


If you have any questions, please contact the Public Works Administration & Engineering Division.