The Development Review Committee (DRC)

The Development Review Committee (DRC) is comprised of City staff from the Planning, Building, Fire Marshal’s Office, Water Production, Line Repair, Wastewater, and Engineering Departments. This committee is responsible for the review of zoning changes, special use permits, planned unit developments, plats, infrastructure plans, and site plans. It is charged with ensuring compliance with city codes. The DRC has final approval authority of all infrastructure plans and certain plats and site plans. For applications that require consideration by the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Historic Commission, Parks Board and/or the Zoning Board of Adjustments, the DRC will assist you. (Applications for building construction, irrigation, sign, plumbing, mechanical, gas, electrical and pool permits are submitted directly to the Building Department).

DRC Pre-Development meetings are held each Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the City Hall Annex located at 500 West Walker Street. To schedule a DRC Pre-Development meeting, please contact the Planning Department at 281-554-1080.

The DRC Process: Obtaining Your Permit

To assist in your endeavors, regardless of how big or small, we have developed a decision tree to guide you through the development process for a project as well as other resources to seek a permit. The process flows from left to right. Click on the black rectangles below for more information about obtaining your permit. If you have any questions, call the Planning staff at 281-554-1080.

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Quick Reference

Plan Submission Requirements (PDF)

Submitting an application for Building Construction, Irrigation, Signage, Plumbing, Mechanical, Gas, Electrical and pool permits