Development Services

Our Mission

The Development Services Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality.

The Development Services Department remains steadfast in direct support of the City of Fort Worth in its continued vision to be “the most livable and best-managed city in the country” by creating great places for people to live, work and play. They focus on facilitating sustainable land and building development while providing an exceptional experience to all customers. The team’s charge encompasses all phases of development coordination, development engineering, zoning, permitting and inspections.



Residential Permitting

Residential permitting information for the development community and for homeowners who would like to work on their own property.



Land Development

Information for those interested in land development, platting, zoning,  annexations and infrastructure design.



Commercial Permitting

Commercial permitting information for the development community, business owners and residents.

New to developing in the City of Fort Worth?

Information to help get you started.


Qless Scheduling for Appointments

Schedule an appointment for an online or on the phone consultation to get assistance applying for a permit. 

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Wait Times

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Department Head

D.J. Harrell


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