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Development Services

700 Main Center, Suite 115
Victoria, Texas 77901
Phone: 361-485-3360
Fax: 361-485-3364


Jared C. Mayfield, AICP


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The Development Services Department contains the planning, code enforcement, geographic information systems, building inspection, and development engineering functions for the City of Victoria. The department serves as a one-stop development center to better serve our customers and facilitate the development process. The Development Services Department combines into one agency those functions necessary to review, approve, and monitor development applications. Through the application of appropriate procedures and codes, the department promotes the safety, livability and economic vitality of the City of Victoria.

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Development Center:

The Development Center is the customer service hub of the department.  It manages all phases of the development review process, including the approval of subdivision plats and site plans and the issuance of building permits.  Staff is responsible for building plan review, conducting building inspections, floodplain management and other engineering issues related to development.

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Planning Services:

The Planning Services Division houses several planning areas that impact the future growth and development of Victoria. These include transportation, annexation, downtown and historic preservation, and the Capital Improvements Program. This division is responsible for the City’s community development activities, including affordable housing programs.

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Code Enforcement:

Code Enforcement is tasked with enforcing city ordinances relating to high grass and weeds, junk motor vehicles, sign violations, trash and dangerous buildings.

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The GIS Division promotes the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and its technologies. The GIS Division develops, maintains, and operates a Geographic Information System that provides city staff and the public geographic data and mapping services. This spatial data assists policy makers in constructing better informed decisions.


We will provide sound professional advice and technical expertise to assist and guide elected and appointed officials, city management, the development community and citizens in planning, preserving and developing a great city. 

We will apply city codes fairly and consistently in the provision of development review, permitting, inspection and code enforcement services. We have a duty to enforce city codes to ensure a safe and healthy environment; but we will balance that duty with a common sense approach to development and a problem solving, facilitative attitude.

We will maintain a state-of-the-art Geographic Information System that meets or exceeds the needs and expectations of our customers.

We are in the business of solving problems today, while planning for tomorrow.