Planning & Development
622 South Prairieville
Athens, Texas 75751
Phone: (903) 677-6615
Fax: (903) 220-0935
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
♦ Subdivision Requirements