City of Athens

Athens City Hall Administrative Offices
508 East Tyler Street
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-7562

Planning & Development

Development Services
622 South Prairieville
Athens, Texas 75751

Phone: (903) 677-6615 
Fax: (903) 220-0935
E-mail: planning@athenstx.gov


 

 

Department Purpose:

The Planning & Development Department has as its primary functions the performance of inspections and issuance of permits to insure compliance with City Ordinances as pertaining to construction, substandard structures and code violations. The department also responds to zoning and building variance requests.


Departmental Objectives:

   ♦ To inspect all new and remodeled construction to provide for safety and aesthetic qualities.
   ♦ To respond to all code violation complaints.
   ♦ To work with the Fire Department concerning substandard structure violations.
   ♦ Perform necessary research to prepare management and City Council for zoning and building
      variances.


The Planning & Development Department is also responsible for:

   ♦ Building Codes

   ♦ Certificate of Occupancy

   ♦ Inspections & Permits -   Commercial Permit Application      Residential Permit Application
         
Building
         Electrical
         HVAC
         Plumbing
         Sign

   ♦  Subdivision Requirements

   ♦ Zoning
         
Zoning Application

         Plat Application
        
Zoning Ordinance

   ♦ Zoning Board of Adjustments
         ZBA Application
         Zoning Ordinance