Development Guide

The City of Pasadena recommends prospective developers and permit applicants schedule a pre-development meeting with staff members involved in the plan review process. This invitation affords the convenience of meeting with several City Departments at one time to address all planning and development related inquiries. The Planning Department specifically reviews plans for compliance with requirements and regulations governing land use, site development and land subdivision.

Contact information and a brief overview of duties for the respective City Departments involved in the site plan review process is provided.

Permit Review Process

Fire Marshal’s Office

Phone: 713-475-5556

  • Fire Alarms
  • Fire Code
  • Fire Safety Plans
  • Fire Sprinklers
  • Fire Underground Lines

Health Department

Phone: 713-475-5529

  • Food Establishments
  • Swimming Pools

Permit Department

Phone: 713-475-5575

  • Building Code
  • Certificates of Occupancy
  • Inspections
  • Permits
  • Plan Submittals
  • Signage

Planning Department

Phone: 713-475-5543

  • Landscaping
  • Parking
  • Platting
  • Site Planning for Manufactured Home / RV Parks, Motor Vehicle Dealerships, Multi-family, Hotel / Motel

Public Works Department

Phone: 713-475-7835

  • Detention Requirements
  • Drainage
  • Elevation Certificates
  • Floodplain Management
  • Letter of Available Utilities