The City of Belton is considering adopting updated Building Codes as noted below:
- 2014 National Electrical Code
- 2015 International Building Code
- 2015 International Existing Building Code
- 2015 International Residential Code
- 2015 International Energy Conservation Code
- 2015 International Mechanical Code
- 2015 International Plumbing Code
- 2015 International Fuel Gas Code
- 2015 International Property Maintenance Code – new
- 2015 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code – pulled from IBC and IRC
Presentation: Summary of Key Changes
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.
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:
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.