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Development Services

 
 

About Development Services

The City of Brenham would like to thank you for choosing our City for your future project. We consider our community stakeholders our customers and partners for a viable long term successful community. We welcome all new projects to our community and believe a diverse economy is not only a good thing but a necessary thing for everyone's long term success.

Department Information

Mailing Address: PO Box 1059, Brenham, TX 77834-1059
Physical Address: City Hall, 200 W. Vulcan St., Brenham, TX 77833

Operating Hours: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

Main Contact Phone: 979-337-7220
Inspection Request Line: 979-337-7220

Main Fax: 979-337-7218

General Email Inquiries: Please contact Sarah Hill.

 

Contact Us

Main Contact Phone: 979-337-7220

Dev. Svcs. Director Stephanie Doland 979-337-7269
Project Planner Shauna Laauwe 979-337-7215
Building Official Allen Jacobs 979-337-7214
Building & Health Inspector David Doelitsch 979-337-7216
Planning Tech. &
Airport Coordinator.
Kim Hodde 979-337-7212
Admin. Assistant Sarah Hill 979-337-7211
Code Compliance Billy Rich
Robert "Bob" Lawrence
979-337-7361
GIS/Mapping Becky Squyres 979-337-7403

Development Services works closely with Public Utilities, Engineering, Airport, and Brenham Economic Development to carry out its mission.

Mission

The Development Services Department strives to provide the public with support and information to build and maintain an attractive city in which to live, work, and play.

Principal Responsibilities

The Development Services Department offers professional advice and technical expertise on development related topics. Specifically, the department provides development services including zoning, platting, land use, building permits, sign permits, inspections, code enforcement, and health inspections. The department is comprised of the following four divisions:

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Permits and Applications

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The City of Brenham would like to thank you for choosing our City for your future project. We consider our community stakeholders our customers and partners for a viable long-term successful community. We welcome all new projects to our community and believe a diverse economy is not only a good thing but a necessary thing for everyone's long term success. We also understand the costs associated with new or existing remodel construction projects. We will do our best to work with our customers to make sure we can process all projects in an expedient manner to ensure costs associated with dealing with the City of Brenham are kept to a minimum.

Development Services Checklists & Helpful Information

Building Permits

Permit applications along with a set of plans are required for projects within the City. There is a ten business day plan review process unless special circumstances/delays occur which could extend the plan review process. No work may be performed until a permit has been issued by the city and permit fees received.

Inspections

Inspections must be scheduled one business day in advance by the contractor by calling 979-337-7220.

Planning Applications

Application Deadline Calendar

Contractor Resources

Insurance

Residential and commercial general contractors shall provide general liability insurance. Residential and commercial subcontractors shall provide general liability insurance. The City of Brenham is required to be the Certificate Holder.

State License

Contractors that are licensed by the state must provide the city with a copy of their current license and driver's license. A Master may sign a statement that allows a person with a Journeyman's License to perform work under their license.

Health & Food Safety Applications

 

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Development Codes & Ordinances

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Municipal Code

The following chapters of the Brenham Code of Ordinances pertaining to the Development Services Department:

Adopted Building Codes

The City of Brenham has adopted the 2015 Version of the International Building Codes, including the following codes:

  • 2015 International Building Code (IBC)
  • 2015 International Property Maintenance Code (IPMC)
  • 2014 National Electric Code (NEC)
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2015 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC)
  • 2015 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2015 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2015 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)

Please reference Chapter 6: Building and Structures of the Brenham Code of Ordinances for a complete list of local amendments to the adopted codes.

Note: The City of Brenham adopted the 2015 codes in 2019. Please click here to see a summary significant of changes between the 2012 and 2015 adopted codes.

Design Standards & Specifications

Adopted Long-Range Plans

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