Contact Us

Cheryl Maxwell
Planning Director


333 Water Street
PO Box 120
Belton, TX  76513

Ph: 254-933-5812
Fx: 254-933-5822

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Planning Department administers Belton development through Planning, Development Review, Building Permitting, and Building Inspections.

The Department operates as a "one-stop shop," beginning with initial long-range planning, and moving through a process that includes zoning, subdivision, site planning, construction plan review, permitting and inspections. 

The Department maintains the Comprehensive Plan, Thoroughfare Plan, and administers the Zoning Ordinance, Design Standards and Guidelines, and maintains an updated population estimate.

Current Population
In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the Belton population to be 18,216.

Each year the Belton City Council adopts an updated population estimate by resolution. The estimate utilizes data available from the U.S. Census Bureau, combined with building permit and annexation data. The most recent estimates are:

2018: 21,721
2017:  21,214
2016:  20,517
2015:  19,809
2014:  19,314
2013:  18,981

Attention Contractors and Builders

Inspections are conducted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless offices are closed. Requests received after 10 a.m. will be conducted the next business day.
Effective immediately, the City of Belton is requiring contractors to register per calendar year at the same rate of $50.00.

If you are currently registered to perform work in the City of Belton, you may renew your contractor registration anytime before your current registration expires, which will then become effective for the remainder of 2018.
The City will not ask payment from state licensed electrical contractors or state licensed plumbing contractors in accordance with state law. However, we do ask that you please fill out the our contractor registration form (located on the Planning Department page>>Planning forms & applications>>Building forms), a copy of your license and proof of insurance and return it to the Planning Department in order to keep our files current.
The City of Belton adopted Ordinance 2017-22, making this change from a one-time fee to an annual fee.
If you have any questions, please call the Planning Department at 254-933-5812, fax your information to 254-933-5822 or email us at  

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