Planning & Development

About the Department


The Planning and Development Department serves the City's residential, business, and development communities by promoting and implementing quality standards adopted for La Porte's current and long-term growth. In doing so, department staff is committed to providing the highest-level of customer service as evidenced in the department's mission statement.

Department Divisions

Development Services


Working together, these divisions offer a variety of services to our community including:
  • Address Assignments
  • Code Enforcement
  • Construction Plan Review and Permitting
  • Housing Assistance Referral
  • Mapping and Database Development
  • Private-Sector Development Guidance
  • Residential and Commercial Building Inspection
  • Street and Alley Abandonment

Building Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code
  • 2018 International Residential Code
  • 2018 International Energy Conservation Code
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code
  • 2018 Swimming Pool and Spa Code
  • 2018 Fuel Gas Code
  • 2020 National Electrical Code
  • 2018 International Fire Code