Pre-Development Information

Pre-Development Conferences (PDC) with City staff are offered for applicants to learn more about City development policies and procedures and to address site specific issues. These meetings are meant to be a “discovery” type meeting to help all parties involved with project due diligence.


City Representatives Attending Pre-Development Conferences

 Fire  Transportation Development Services
 Gas Well  Transportation Impact Fees
 Historical  Urban Forestry
 Parks & Recreation  Water Planning
 Platting  Water Engineering
 Stormwater  Zoning



Do I Need a Pre-Development Conference? 

A Pre-Development Conference is NOT required before submitting a development application to the City of Fort Worth.  

Some scopes of work can receive assistance from City Staff without scheduling a Pre-Development Conference, this includes the following:

  • Flatwork (Driveways, Surface Parking Lots, etc.)
  • Change of Use, Certificate Occupancy 
  • Remodeling 
  • Single-Family Developments (5 or less lots)
  • Proposals within the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)


If you have any questions regarding permitting or where you can locate your business within the City of Fort Worth, please use the button below:

City of Fort Worth Permit Assist


If you wish to schedule a consultation regarding any applications or general questions, please use the button below:

Schedule an Appointment for General Questions



Current Pre-Development Conference Availability:

  • The Week of July 8th, 2024


Pre-Development Conference Schedule:

  • Monday conferences are scheduled between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday conferences are scheduled between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday conferences are scheduled between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.


Meeting Options For a Pre-Development Conference:

  • 30 Minutes (free)
  • 1-hour ($250)


How-To Schedule a Pre-Development Conference:

  • Getting Started: Please create an account with Accela Citizens Access (ACA). You will utilize your login credentials to access staff comments for your Pre-Development Conference. If you do not create an account, you will not be able to access staff comments. To create your account, please utilize the link below: 

Create Your Accela User Account


  • Submittal: Complete the Pre-Development Conference Request Form below. 

Schedule a PDC


Disclaimer: Please ensure you are providing the most current version of your site plan.  The Development Priority Office will not accept resubmittal for modifications, alterations or adjustments to site plans after they have been initially submitted.