Planning and Development

FY 2021-2022 Annual Budget

Organizational Chart


The Planning & Development Department is a key component to the growth of White Settlement, both residentially and commercially. The department follows projects from inception to completion, including planning, permitting, and inspections. These projects can include commercial buildings, new homes, remodels, fences, pools, sheds, and much more. As a department, we work with citizens, business owners, contractors, developers, and boards such as (BAA) the Board of Adjustments and Appeals which oversees variances to the ordinance and codes. Planning and Zoning (P&Z) this board is responsible for making zoning recommendations to council for consideration on all zoning matters. The department works with all these key individuals to make White Settlement a wonderful place to live.

Budget Summary

Personnel Summary

2020-2021 Accomplishments

  1. The department relocated to a more accessible location to better assist the public
  2. Obtained a plumbing inspectors license
  3. Aided in the development and implementation of a new comprehensive plan for the city
  4. Implemented new procedures with the platting process to conform with new state regulations


  1. Promote growth and development within the City
  2. Adopt, update, and implement new policies, procedures, and codes to ensure the safety of the community
  3. Enforce and maintain fair and consistent application of rules and regulations during inspections
  4. Improve communication with the public to create accurate and readily available sources of information
  5. Provide a high-quality friendly professional service to citizens, the general public, builders, developers, and contractors in the City

FY22 Objectives

  1. Adopt and Implement 2018 building codes with inclusions of COG amendments
  2. Abide by all state-mandated codes, and stay up to date on any new information the state is reviewing, or considering for future inception
  3. Develop processes, procedures, and checklist so tasks are carried out with conformity
  4. Complete inspections promptly to keep inspections flowing smoothly through the department
  5. Utilize the department's web page in a manner that delivers accurate information promptly to the public
  6. Cross-train staff so the department is more efficient and effective when addressing matters with the public
  7. Revamp software to track day-to-day transactions for issuing permits and offer the service allowing payments online

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