Building Development Services

Building Development Services consist of the following sub-departments:

Permitting and Inspections

Permitting and Inspections is responsible for permitting building construction and conducting inspections to ensure life safety and compliance with codes and regulations. This page contains information regarding the plan review, permitting, and inspections process.

A permit is required for any construction, change in use or occupancy, alteration, and/or repair of any structure, building or building system including plumbing, electrical, mechanical and irrigation systems. If you have a question please contact us at 817-255-7920 and we will be happy to assist.

To obtain a permit first submit an application, required fees (applications and fee schedules can be located here) and supporting documentation that is of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed and show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of the adopted codes and ordinances. The permit application will be approved and a permit issued when all provisions of the adopted codes and ordinances are met.

Planning and Zoning

The Planning Department is responsible for enhancing and maintaining the quality of life in Lake Worth through the administration and enforcement of city codes, policies and regulations pertaining to planning, zoning, land use and subdivision of land. For questions please contact us at 817-255-7922.

Code Compliance

Code Compliance role is to enhance and sustain the quality of life of our citizens. Our purpose is to promote, protect, and improve the safety, health, and welfare of our citizens. This is accomplished by providing equitable, expeditious and effective enforcement of city codes.

Compliance is our main goal. This is usually accomplished with an initial friendly contact with the violator. If compliance is not obtained a citation may be issued or a Notice of Violation will be administered.

Environmental Service

The purpose of the Environmental Services Department is to provide quality services to the community for the protection and promotion of the health, safety, welfare, property values and environment of the City of Lake Worth; focus on public education to gain compliance by administering the City's Code and State Laws relevant to nuisance, zoning, environmental health and consumer health standards; advance and support sustainable development through comprehensive environmental protection, conservation, and effective resource management; implement federal, state, and local environmental statutes and regulations; and foster and ensure continuous public involvement and appreciation for the Town's unique and invaluable natural surroundings. If you have questions regarding Environmental Services please give us a call at 817-237-1211 x 115.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Barry Barber Director of Building Development 817 237-1211 Ext. 114
Suzanne Meason Planning & Zoning Administrator 817 237-1211 Ext. 111
Joe Dickens Building Inspector 817 237-1211 Ext. 115
Kim Davis Permit Clerk 817 237-1211 Ext. 112