Development Services


Joe Hilbourn
Development Services Director

665 Country Club Road
Lucas, Texas 75002-7651

The mission of the Development Services Department is to ensure the health safety and welfare of the general public by enforcing building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical code regulations within the city. In order to facilitate this responsibility we provide a full range of plan review and construction inspection services to support enforcement of the international codes. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Conduct inspections for all permits issued upon client request
  • Enforce codes to ensure public safety
  • Manage and maintain records for all permits issued within the city
  • Process permits and review plans for all remodeling and new construction
  • Respond to citizen complaints regarding non-permitted structures and work
  • Share information on construction procedures and code requirements

Get more information on Building and Construction Permits.

View and Download City of Lucas Comprehensive Plan - Adopted 2023


Yes, new construction requires a permit.

For more information please visit the Development Services Department page.

The typical process for an inspection of a single family dwelling is:

  1. Plumbing Rough/Gas- Form board survey will be provided at this stage. Roll off dumpster, erosion control, t-pole, and construction fence are required.
  2. Foundation Pre-Pour- Slab/foundation plans to be on site at time of inspection
  3. “Seconds” Includes: building, framing, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical roughs
  4. Utility Meter Release: electric and gas meters released
  5. Culvert / Approach
  6. Final C / O

For more information please visit the Development Services Department page.

Please call the Development Services Department at (214)644-0779.

For more information please visit the Development Services Department page.

Registration is good for one year from the date you register. It is your responsibility to make sure we have updated licenses and insurance. Contractor Registration

Yes, please contact Joe Hilbourn at (972) 912-1206 and allow 48 hours for scheduling.

You’ll need a permit for any building over 200 square feet.

Inspections are conducted during business hours only.

The maximum height of grass in the City of Lucas city limits is 12 inches.

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