Planning & Development
Athens City Hall Annex
501 North Pinkerton St.
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 675-5131
Fax: (903) 675-1333
Director of Planning & Development: Gary Crecelius
Building Inspector: Michael Climer
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.
♦ 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
The Planning & Development Department is also responsible for:
♦ Building Codes
♦ Certificate of Occupancy
♦ Inspections & Permits - Building Permit Application
♦ Subdivision Requirements