Planning & Development Services

The City of Mesquite is excited to announce the launch of City's new online permit and plan management system. Starting May 15, users of the online platform will be able to: submit permit and plan applications for Planning and Zoning, Building Inspection, Fire Inspection and Engineering review; pay fees for a variety of development services; access electronic plan reviews by the City; request inspections online; access online registration for contractors and more. Users can access the website at beginning May 15.

For more information, contact Jeff Armstrong, Assistant Director of Planning and Development Services, at [email protected] or (972) 216-6345. 

The Planning & Development Services Department works on behalf of the people of Mesquite to plan for the future and to carry out the development policies and objectives set by the Mayor, the City Council and various municipal boards and agencies.  The Planning & Development Services Department is comprised of the following divisions: Planning & Zoning, Building Inspection, Licensing & Compliance, Historic Preservation, and Neighborhood Development. 

The City of Mesquite Planning & Development Services Department is dedicated to providing citizens with courteous, efficient customer service. For specific planning, building, and property maintenance and licensing needs, please refer to the appropriate division subpage.

Please visit for the City’s holiday schedule which may impact programs and services.

Planning & Development Services Divisions:

  1. Planning & Zoning

    Assists policy makers, property owners, developers & citizens in regard to growth, new development, and rehabs/building modifications.

  2. Building Inspection

    Performs ordinance enforcement in the areas of both residential and commercial construction. Learn more about the Building Inspection Department here.

  3. Licensing & Compliance

    Information on establishment rules, fees schedules, scores, cards, and more.

  4. Historic Preservation

  5. Neighborhood Development

    Discover how we grow and improve our neighborhoods.