Development Services

New and updated fees are now live based on the newly adopted 2021 fee schedule. Any applications after March 31st, will result in the new fee schedule being applied. Please refer to the 2021 Fee Schedule(PDF, 309KB) for more information.  

We are excited to announce the launch of CFW Permit Assist. The Development Services Department has searched for a citizen-focused application that can assist in streamlining service delivery during the development permit process.  Read more...


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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Department Head

D.J. Harrell


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