The mission statement of the Development Services Department is: "To provide the City of Brownwood with a proactive approach to code compliance, affording due process to citizens using the Code Procedures with a goal of a clean City."
Responsibilities of this department include:
Checks zoning and variance requests
Exercises general inspection supervision over all public and private construction work
Issues all permits required by the City
Provides staff assistance for boards and commissions
Zoning Board of Adjustment
Building and Standards Commission
Unified Board of Appeals
Historical Building Review Committee
The department has 15 employees:
1 Building and Standards Official II
1 Building Services Liaison
2 Combination Building Inspectors (Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical)
2 Code Compliance Officers
1 Assistant Administrator
2 Property Maintenance Staff
2 Facility Maintenance Staff
3 Temporary Seasonal Laborers
This department has 3 goals:
To ensure community compliance with all codes in accordance with City Ordinances and standard specifications
To provide adequate engineering and inspection services for the City of Brownwood
To provide timely and accurate information in regards to citizen requests to the commissions to which the department gives staff assistance
The department strives to meet the following objectives:
Continue a proactive approach to code compliance.
Continue to provide adequate staff support and training to related boards.
Increase public awareness of purpose of permits and inspections.
Code violations in the City of Brownwood can be reported by calling 325-646-5775, or by filling out this form.