Development Services

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We're moving:

Development Services, Code Enforcement, Engineering, and Planning are moving locations inside of City Hall. You will find us on the East side of the building. We now share the lobby with Utility Customer Service/Billing.

Welcome to Brenham

The City of Brenham would like to thank you for choosing our City for your future project. We consider our community stakeholders our customers and partners for a viable long term successful community. We welcome all new projects to our community and believe a diverse economy is not only a good thing but a necessary thing for everyone's long term success.


The Development Services Department strives to provide the public with support and information to build and maintain an attractive city in which to live, work, and play.

Principal Responsibilities

The Development Services Department offers professional advice and technical expertise on development related topics. Specifically, the department provides development services including zoning, platting, land use, building permits, sign permits, inspections, code enforcement and health inspections. The department is comprised of the following four divisions:

  • Planning,
  • Building Inspections,
  • Code Enforcement, and
  • Health Inspections

Development Services Staff Contacts

Main Contact Phone: 979-337-7220

Director of Development Services Erik Smith
Building Official Allen Jacobs
Code Enforcement/Health Inspector David Doelitsch
Planning Technician/Airport Coordinator Kim Hodde
Administrative Assistant Sarah Hill
Additional Contacts  
City Engineer Lori Lakatos
GIS/Mapping Technician Becky Squyres

Development Services also works closely with Public Utilities, Engineering, Airport, and The Economic Development Foundation to carry out its mission.