Development Services Department
823 Rosenberg, Rm 401
Galveston, TX 77550
Monday - Friday
8:00AM to 5:00PM
The Development Services Department is composed of the Building Division, the Coastal Resources Division, Economic Development, and the Planning & Development Division. Click on the tabs below to learn more about each division.
The Coastal Resources Division oversees implementation of the City of Galveston Dune Protection and Beach Access Plan. Staff in this division oversee projects related to shoreline protection and beach nourishment, and assist property owners in navigating the City's beachfront construction standards for construction along the coast.
The City of Galveston is focused on expanding business opportunities, upgrading infrastructure, strengthening neighborhoods, and celebrating Galveston Island as a TOP destination in the state.
The program focuses on promoting the community's vision for sustainable preservation by guiding appropriate stewardship of historic resources and compatible redevelopment in locally-designated historic districts. For details, please refer to the Design Standards for Historic Properties.
Beginning in early 2019, residents, contractors and developers seeking building permits will be able to manage their applications online – a move that will speed up the permitting process and simplify plan review. Click here for more information.
Pre-development meetings take place every other Friday at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00AM by appointment. At the meeting, you will be provided general information regarding the City of Galveston’s development process, contact information, applicable codes, applications, and fees. The staff members present will review the project and provide preliminary comments. To schedule a meeting, please fill out the meeting request form and contact Karen White at (409) 797-3608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.