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Planning & Development Department
Tim Tietjens, Director
(281) 470-5057

The Planning & 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.

Three divisions comprise the Planning & Development Department:

  • Planning & Engineering Division
  • Inspection Services Division
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Division

Working together, these divisions offer a variety of services to our community, including:

  • Private-sector development guidance
  • Construction Plan Review & Permitting
  • Residential & Commercial Building Inspection
  • Code Enforcement
  • Design & Engineering of Public Improvements
  • Capital Improvements Project Management
  • Mapping & Database development
  • Flood Plain Administration
  • Housing Assistance Referral
  • Street Lighting
  • Street & Alley Abandonment
  • Water & Sewer Extension Agreements
  • Address Assignment