Community Development Department

We will be hosting a Builder and Developer Luncheon to discuss development processes and recent legislative changes.

Date:  September 10, 2019

Time:  11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: Rowlett Community Center, Room A

                   5300 Main Street

                   Rowlett, TX  75088

Our Department and Divisions


Welcome to the Community Development Department. If you would like to add onto your existing home, construct an accessory building, expand a small business or embark on a large development project, we are here to walk you through the development process from start to finish.

The Community Development Department serves as the staff liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment. To view our most recent agendas and minutes for the Planning and Zoning meetings and the Board of Adjustment, please visit our Boards and Commissions page.


We manage land use development through the administration of the Rowlett Development Code, Rowlett Form Based Code, and the implementation of the Comprehensive Plan, other plans, ordinances, policies, and procedures of the City.

We also prepare plans and/or studies that serve to guide future target development in the community, all while maintaining a high level of integrity and customer service.

The Development Services Department consists of the following divisions:

  1. Animal Services
  2. Building Inspections
  3. Code Enforcement
  4. Development Services Engineering
  5. Environmental Health
  6. Planning and Urban Design