Planning & Development

About the Department

The Planning and Development Department serves the City's residential, business, and development communities by promoting and implementing quality standards adopted for La Porte's current and long-term growth. In doing so, department staff is committed to providing the highest-level of customer service as evidenced in the department's mission statement.

Department Divisions

Development Services

Working together, these divisions offer a variety of services to our community including:
  • Address Assignments
  • Code Enforcement
  • Construction Plan Review and Permitting
  • Housing Assistance Referral
  • Mapping and Database Development
  • Private-Sector Development Guidance
  • Residential and Commercial Building Inspection
  • Street and Alley Abandonment

​Building Codes

The City of La Porte recently approved the 2018 Building Code editions and the 2020 National Electrical Code to be effective November 28, 2020.