Contact Us

Cheryl Maxwell
Planning Director


PO Box 120
Belton, TX  76513

Ph: 254-933-5812
Fx: 254-933-5822

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


Public input requested on changes to Sidewalk Ordinance

The city approved a Sidewalk Standards and Policy ordinance in 2015. This policy, located in the Subdivision Ordinance, Section 503, is undergoing a sunset review at this time. 

We are scheduling a stakeholder meeting on April 16 at the Harris Community Center, 401 N. Alexander St., to discuss the proposed revisions and receive comments. This will follow a 2 p.m. stakeholder meeting to discuss minor changes to the City's Design Manual. 

During the Sidewalk Sunset Review portion of the stakeholder meeting, we will also receive comments on proposed minor changes to other sections of the Subdivision Ordinance to include Street Standards and Policy (Section 502) and Requirements for Parkland (Section 517). 

We would like to receive all comments by close of business on April 19, 2019, and request submission of these comments via email.  The proposed changes are available to view below:

Feel free to contact Planning Director Cheryl Maxwell at or 254-933-5816 if you have any questions. Thank you for your involvement in this important process.

The City of Belton adopted these updated Building Codes as noted below. The changes went 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
2017:  21,214
2016:  20,517
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 8 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.