Developers, surveyors, architects, engineers, and trade contractors are generally served by the City of Garland’s Development Review Committee (DRC). This Committee is comprised of various review departments and is charged with facilitating projects through the review and approval processes. Garland’s development process, from zoning to permitting to Certificate of Occupancy, is described in the Process Overview.
Below are some key points and information about the development and permitting process in Garland.
The Pre-Submittal Meeting is a fact-gathering and question-and-answer session between City Staff and an applicant seeking permits for land development or business operation. This is an informational meeting with representatives from departments that may require permits or enforce codes related to the applicant’s project. To schedule a Pre-Submittal Meeting, complete an application or visit the Pre-Submittal Process page for more information.
The Plat Application also includes a detailed checklist of requirements, franchise utility contacts, and related information. For more information on the platting process, visit the Platting Process page.
Technical standards and specifications, including Engineering, Stormwater, Fire, Electrical, and others, can be found in the Standards and Specifications section of the online Resource Center. Additional information about obtaining a site permit can be found on the Site Permit Process page.