General Information

About The Planning and Development Department

The Planning and Development Department is responsible for the implementation of a variety of ordinances, policies, contracts, programs and studies. The Department continues to make investments for the future that will increase our capacity to work effectively. The Planning and Development Department's Director is Patrick Walsh.

The Department of Planning and Development:

  • Provides quality customer service to residents, businesses, organizations, neighborhoods and decision-makers through research, data, mapping and analysis.
  • Provides tools and resources to strengthen and increase the long-term viability of neighborhoods.
  • Regulates land development in Houston and the extra territorial jurisdiction.
  • Reviews, investigates and promotes land regulation policies for the changing demands to Houston's growth and quality of life.