Planning & Development Services


Effective Monday, July 3, 2017, a commercial moratorium is in effect on the development of truck stops and truck-related uses or other developments that include the parking of heavy load vehicles as a principal use or as an accessory use. During this Moratorium, no department of the City will accept applications or plans for development for permits, plats, verifications, rezonings, site plans or new or revised certificates of occupancy for truck stops or truck-related uses. Information on the Moratorium is available here

Persons with questions, comments and concerns about the Moratorium may contact the Mesquite Planning & Development Services Department at 972-216-6216 for more information or write to any of the following individuals:

Garrett Langford, Planning Manager, at [email protected]
Jeff Armstrong, Assistant Director, at [email protected] 
Richard Gertson, Director, at [email protected] 


The City of Mesquite is excited to announce the launch of City's new online permit and plan management system. Starting May 15, users of the online platform will be able to: submit permit and plan applications for Planning and Zoning, Building Inspection, Fire Inspection and Engineering review; pay fees for a variety of development services; access electronic plan reviews by the City; request inspections online; access online registration for contractors and more. Users can access the website at

For more information on submitting building permits or requesting inspections, please contact Travis Campbell, Building Official, at [email protected] or (972) 329-8724. For more information on submitting Planning and Zoning applications, please contact Garrett Langford, Manager of Planning and Zoning, at [email protected] or (972) 216-6343.

The Planning & Development Services Department works on behalf of the people of Mesquite to plan for the future and to carry out the development policies and objectives set by the Mayor, the City Council and various municipal boards and agencies.  The Planning & Development Services Department is comprised of the following divisions: Planning & Zoning, Building Inspection, Licensing & Compliance, Historic Preservation, and Neighborhood Development. 

The City of Mesquite Planning & Development Services Department is dedicated to providing citizens with courteous, efficient customer service. For specific planning, building, and property maintenance and licensing needs, please refer to the appropriate division subpage.

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