Development Services

In an effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19,
City Hall is not accepting walk-ins.

Building Division

Please submit building permit applications and contractor registrations online using the ePortal. Swimming pool permit applications can be submitted via email. ePortal user guides are available on the Applications, Fees, and FAQs page.

Coastal Resources & Planning Divisions

Please email Coastal Resources and/or the Planning Division to discuss your project prior to submitting an application.

Staff can be reached by phone or email.

About Us

Development Services is composed of the following divisions:

Building Division
Coastal Resources Division
Economic Development
Planning & Development Division

Pre-Development Meetings

At this time, pre-development meetings take place via conference call every other Wednesday at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00AM. At the meeting, you will be provided general information regarding the City of Galveston’s development process, contact information, applicable codes, applications, and fees. To schedule a meeting, please send a meeting request form, business plan, and list of preliminary questions to Karen White at

Commission Schedule

2020 Meeting Schedule  Opens in new window

Development Services staffs various boards, commissions,
and ad hoc committees. Click here for more information.