Public Notice 

Development Services is accepting permits via email, mail or dropoff. Permits being emailed, should be sent to Once payment has been received, the permitting process will begin. Unfortunately, at this time, we are only able to accept cash or check as payment options.

Development Services

Predevelopment meetings are generally scheduled in 1 hour increments and are held on Wednesday mornings between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m..  Predevelopment meetings with County staff are offered for applicants to learn more about County development policies and procedures and to address site specific issues.  These meetings are meant to be a “discovery” type meeting designed to help developers in their project due-diligence.  Representatives from development related County departments such as Development Services, Fire Marshal, and Environmental Health are present to evaluate the project to aid the developer in their project planning.  To schedule a meeting, complete the Predevelopment Meeting Request Form and email it to”

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Development Services is responsible for the management of various land use programs within the unincorporated areas of Denton County. This includes the federally mandated National Flood Insurance Program including permitting, water quality and quantity and program compliance, the Denton County Subdivision Rules and Regulations and developers compliance with County regulations, and the Lake Ray Roberts Land Use Ordinance enforcement and its zoning cases. We are continually working to improve development of our database framework to tie together all parts of Development Services, Engineering for real time distribution of Development Permits, Storm Water Permits, Subdivisions and Real Property, and Lake Ray Roberts Zoning issues on the Landmark Internet Mapping Site. Existing databases are critical and are a high priority to this department, other County departments and the public. Future development of the Web based data will include all permits and inspections to better serve the Public and other County offices.

Please e-mail all Development Permit questions or concerns to Development Permits

Mary and Jim Horn Government Center

Contact Information
1505 East McKinney Street
Suite 175
Denton, TX 76209-4525
(940) 349-2990
(972) 434-8868
(940) 349-2991 (Fax)