City of Brownsville Planning and Development Services Department



About Us

The Planning and Development Services Department was created in January 2016 to serve as a one stop resource for all land use planning, economic development, historic preservation, neighborhood revitalization, inspections, and permits from initial application through certificate of occupancy. The Department?s goal is to plan and guide the development of the City in a manner that enhances the quality of life of its residents and visitors.

Interested in opening a business or building in Brownsville? Come see us!
We will be happy to serve as your guide throughout the various stages.
We are conveniently located on the 2nd floor of City Plaza in Downtown Brownsville.

The Planning and Development Services Department?s mission is to guide and regulate the City?s growth and land use development. Our Department is primarily responsible for creating and implementing development-related ordinances and long-range land use plans; reviewing subdivision and site development plans; and conducting code enforcement and inspections to ensure adherence to City ordinances and construction codes. Planning and Development Services Department staff is also tasked with providing professional and technical expertise to citizens, elected and appointed officials, and other City departments.