Development Planning

The Development Planning team is responsible for administrating development review for applications such as subdivision plats, site plans, general plans, rezonings and conditional use permit cases, variances, special exceptions, and appeals utilizing the City’s adopted codes and master plans.  Applications are reviewed within both the corporate limits and the City of Sugar Land’s Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Rezoning proposals, conditional use permits and zoning variances are reviewed and processed through to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and City Council as required. The staff reviews cases for compliance and communicates all technical requirements of the City's ordinances to developers and residents. 

We are happy to answer any questions regarding development in the City of Sugar Land.

  1. Citizen Self Service

    Citizen Self Service - HiRes
    The city of Sugar Land has moved the permits, license, and plan submittal processes to online intake only. You are now able to apply and pay for a permit, request an inspection and more - online and available to you 24/7/365.

    Access the portal at
    More information on CSS including user guides are available at