Community Development Department

Our Vision Statement

“The Community Development Department serves to protect public health, safety and welfare and ensures that growth is performed in a responsible manner to preserve the integrity of the City, while fostering an environment of collaboration with the development community.”

What’s Going On?

Here you can view a map of current construction projects in the City.

Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for code compliance of all ground-up construction within the City of Tomball. The Division reviews all plans for residential construction, remodeling, additions, new commercial and tenant build-outs.

Here you will find more information about our Building Division and material covering building permits and building inspections.

Engineering Division

Here you will find more information about our Engineering Division and material regarding applications, the storm water management program, development criteria, the development review committee, floodplain management, and platting.

Planning Division

The objective of the Planning Division is to facilitate development in the City of Tomball by advocating a long-term, comprehensive approach to planning in a manner that preserves the values and character of Tomball while providing for strategic and complimentary new-growth.

Here you will be able to obtain information about the City’s development requirements and procedures, and planning applications.

Development Guide

The Development Guide has been developed to assist local landowners, architects, engineers, developers, and other interested parties with understanding the significant phases of development review process in the corporate limits and extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Tomball. 

Would you like to schedule a Pre-Development Meeting?

To schedule a Pre-development meeting with City Staff, please contact the Community Development Department at 281-290-1405.