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The Development Services Department is responsible for all planning, development and permitting activities in Corpus Christi. The department brings together building services, civil engineering, planning and zoning, permit applications, major projects and records in a way that customers can access information, start new projects, and get projects approved. Learn more about the Development Services Department »

Latest News

Development Services Strategic Action Plan »

Read the Proposed Ordinance Amending the Code of Ordinances to Revise the Current Language Found in the Flood Hazard Prevention Code Allowing for Higher Standards »
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Platting Exception; Change Requirements for Bar, Tavern or Pub; Requirements for Sanitary Sewers, etc. »
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Contact Information

Address: 2406 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX  78408

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 9277, Corpus Christi, TX 78469

Phone: (361) 826-3240

Fax: (361) 826-3006

Staff Contact List

Development Services Services

Building Compliance Information

Find information about building codes, ordinances, design criteria, reports, maps, and other useful information. The Development Services Department will provide you with the detailed information you need.

FEMA Maps & Flood Information

Homeowners, renters and business owners in Nueces County are encouraged to look over newly released preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

Inspection Scheduling Options

There are several methods of scheduling an inspection:

Starting a Building Project

Learn about requirements, permits, fees, zoning, and forms necessary to ensure your residential or commercial building project complies with the law.



Nina Nixon-Mendez was named Director of Development Services in March 2018.  She has 24 years of experience in planning and development, most of that experience in two fast growing Texas cities – San Antonio and Laredo. Her Bachelor of Arts is from the University of Texas at Austin and her Master of Arts is from The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.    She has served as an adjunct lecturer for the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Master of Public Administration Program, and is a member of UTSA’s Department of Public Administration Advisory Board.   In 2016, she was inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners, one of the highest honors that the American Institute of Certified Planners bestows upon a member, in recognition of her achievements as a professional planner.