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Planning & Development

The Planning and Development Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality.

Fort Worth is experiencing a high demand for building permits and city staff is working hard to keep pace. This high permit demand may affect project review time.

Current approximate timeframes:

  • Initial review time for residential permits: 8 business days.
  • Initial review time for commercial permits with city plan review: 18 business days.
  • Initial review time for commercial permits with third party plan review: 11 business days.


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


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City Hall, Lower Level
200 Texas St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Randle Harwood

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Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, visit the Accessibility page or request an accommodation due to disability.