Development Services

Public Notice

Development Services is currently closed to in-person public contact. We are not accepting paper submittals and ask that any questions, plats or permits, be submitted electronically to: developmentpermits@dentoncounty.com.

You may also call 940-349-2990. If there is no answer, please leave a message.   We will be keeping track of voicemail and email messages and forwarding them to the appropriate personnel.


Payment Options

  1. Mail your payment attached to the permit to ATTN: Development Services at 3900 Morse Street, 2nd floor, Denton, TX 76208
  2. Bring your payment attached to the permit to 3900 Morse Street, 2nd floor, Denton, TX 76208 (Call 940-349-2990 when you arrive - we're on the Emergency Services Entrance side of the building.)
  3. If emailing your permit, make payment on the Certified Payments Secured Website via credit card using Bureau Code: 3278970. Your invoice or receipt number will be the applicant name and contact phone number. (Please note: there is a convenience fee added for credit card payments).

As soon as your payment is received, your submittal package will be forwarded to a planner for review. If you have any questions, please call us at 940-349-2990 or email developmentpermits@dentoncounty.com.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Thanks to all who participated in the Household Hazardous Waste event at Oak Point. It was a big success.  

Household Hazardous Waste vouchers are available to take to the Fort Worth facility at 6400 Bridge Street. 

Vouchers are available by emailing your request to DeAnna.Ordonez@DentonCounty.com.  Please be sure to include your full name, address and phone number.  

For more information on what hazardous waste is accepted please visit the Fort Worth Hazardous Waste website.

For additional information on waste handling instructions, location and hours of service please visit the Fort Worth Environmental Collection Center website.

Please call 940-349-2990 with any questions. Thank you.

The Development Services Department is responsible for the management of various land-use programs within the unincorporated areas of Denton County. This includes:

  • The federally mandated National Flood Insurance Program including:
    • Permitting
    • Program compliance
    • Water quality and quantity
  • The Denton County Subdivision Rules and Regulations and developers’ compliance with County regulations
  • The Lake Ray Roberts Land Use Ordinance enforcement and its zoning cases

Data Availability

We are continually working to improve the development of our database framework to tie together all parts of Planning and Engineering for real-time distribution on the Landmark Internet Mapping Site of:

  • Development Permits
  • Lake Ray Roberts Zoning issues
  • Storm Water Permits
  • Subdivisions and Real Property

Existing databases are critical and are a high priority to this department, other County departments, and the public. Future development of the web-based data will include all permits and inspections to better serve the Public and other County offices.

Development Permit Questions

Please email all Development Permit questions or concerns to Development Permits.