The Planning Department's mission statement is "we are here to help." Creating something new can be daunting, especially if you are unfamiliar with city, state and federal requirements. That is why the Planning team is here. We will assist in navigating the processes associated with doing business, living in or developing land in the city while abiding by objectives identified in the Comprehensive Plan and adhering to established International Building and Fire, and National Electrical Codes, and City Ordinances in order to maintain the quality of life standards established by Elected Officials and the Citizens of the City of El Campo.
A library of reference material and applications can be found by clicking the "Document Library" link on the left panel of this page.
Commercial and Residential Development
Land Management (Platting, Zoning, Floodplain)
All retail food establishments are required to have a city health permit. Click here to download the Health Permit Application. Random inspections are performed to ensure all requirements of the Texas Food Establishments Rules are being followed.
To obtain a residential or commercial permit for a single trade - electrical OR mechanical OR plumbing OR minor building (fence replacement, carport, etc.) - click on the link below to obtain a form.
Please note, multiple permits pulled for a single address/location within a six month time frame will result in a work stoppage order to ascertain the parameters of the project.
Click the link above to access your permits and schedule inspections.
All new projects that involve more than one trade (plumbing, electrical, mechanical, or building) must have a Pre-Application Meeting (Pre-Ap). The Planning Department HIGHLY SUGGESTS that parties interested in development within the city limits utilize the Pre -Ap meeting as part of due diligence in the purchase of property or the planning of any project. The meeting may involve members of the Public Works , Administration and/or Planning Department and others based on the project scope. Click here for a Pre-Application Request Form.
The Development Guide gives an overview of the various processes, procedures as well as links to documents required by the city. Whether it's rezoning or adding on a bedroom to a home or renovating a historic building downtown, the Development Guide will provide critical information regarding the steps needed to navigate the process properly. Click here for the Development Guide.
Inspections and Planning
315 E. Jackson
El Campo, TX 77437
7:30 - 5:30 Monday - Thursday
8:00 - 5:00 Friday