Planning

Planning

Contact Us

Cheryl Maxwell
Planning Director
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PO Box 120
Belton, TX  76513

Ph: 254-933-5812
Fx: 254-933-5822

Hours
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Planning

The City of Belton adopted these updated Building Codes as noted below. The changes go into effect Oct. 1, 2018. Read the ordinance adopted by City Council here. 

Additional information:code books
Why Adopt Updated Codes?
Presentation: Summary of Key Changes
Proposed Schedule
BCEGS Brochure
Explaining BCEGS


About the Planning Department

The Planning Department administers Belton development through Planning, Development Review, Building Permitting, and Building Inspections.


The Department operates as a "one-stop shop," beginning with initial long-range planning, and moving through a process that includes zoning, subdivision, site planning, construction plan review, permitting and inspections. 

The Department maintains the Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, and administers the Zoning Ordinance, Design Standards and Guidelines, and maintains an updated population estimate.

Current Population
In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the Belton population to be 18,216.

Each year the Belton City Council adopts an updated population estimate by resolution. The estimate utilizes data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, combined with building permit and annexation data. The most recent estimates are:

2018: 21,721
2016:  20,517
IMG_5692a2017:  21,214
2015:  19,809
2014:  19,314
2013:  18,981


Contractors and Builders

Inspections are conducted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless offices are closed. Requests received after 10 a.m. are conducted the next business day.
Contractors are required to register with the city each calendar year at a rate of $50.
Those who have previously registered, may renew registration at anytime prior to the expiration of the current registration.
By law, state licensed electrical and plumbing contractors are exempt from paying the registration fee, but please fill out the contractor registration form and provide a copies of a business license and proof of insurance to the Planning Department, so that our files stay current.
Please contact the Planning Department with any questions, 254-933-5812, 254-933-5822 (fax) or email.