Contact Us

Bob van Til, AICP
Director of Planning

 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.

Inspection requests must be received by 8 a.m. for same-day inspections. Please use to make your request. 

Changes proposed for Sign Ordinance

The City is requesting input from citizens about the proposed changes to the Sign Ordinance, related to electronic message signs. If you have any comments, please email them to Planner Tina Moore,

You can view the draft Sign Ordinance here.

About the Planning Department 

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.

Do you have questions about rezoning your property? Contact Planner Tina Moore at or 254-933-5891.

Major Commercial Projects Under Construction
MAP: Emerging Commercial Projects
These projects are permitted and under construction as of May 2021. We will track the project until completion and add to this list every first of the month.

Bargain Barn  December 2021 interior demo and remodel 203 North East Street
Bell Contractors
 October 2020
3082 West Highway 190
Bell County Overflow Warm-Up Arena
 May 2021
new construction
301 West Loop 121
Bell County Minimum Security Housing
 April 2021
addition 1201 Huey Drive
Boston Building
 September 2017
new three-story building in DT Belton
100 South East Street
Linnemann Building
 July 2019
new three-story building in DT Belton
202 East Central Avenue
R&R Industries
 October 2021
new office and warehouse
7349 West Hwy 190 Service Road
Reinforcing Steel Supply
 March 2021
new manufacturer and distribution
2910 Capital Way
Sanderford & Carroll Law Firm  February 2021
new two-story office building 1002 Arbor Park Drive
Tex Star Travel Center  May 2020
new truck stop and convenience store 3463 W. Hwy 190
Train Depot
 December 2021
demo portions of exterior dock/move in boxcar
201 North East Street
USA Capital  October 2020
new warehouse 206 East Grove Road
Water Tower - City of Belton
 December 2021
City water tower
3411 Longfellow Drive

Major Residential Projects



Chick Addition Phase VIII
 May 2020
 24 residential lots
 Amity and Lark Trail
Colonial Crossing, Phase II  December 2021
132 apartments 3200 Colonial Parkway
Connell Subdivision   26 lots
Northwest corner of Connell and Huey
Crossroads Apartments  November 2021 120 apartments
1124 West Avenue O
Guess Dulany   6.0 acres, 10 lots East 25th Avenue
Lone Oak Estates
 August 2021
6 patio home lots South Estate Drive
The Oaks (Country Square Apartment) January 2022 Remodel apartment complex 724 East Avenue N
Royal Heights   55 residential lots South Loop 121
RV Park
June 2019  137 KOA lots 3360 South IH 35 Service Road
The Ridge at Belle Meadows, Phase I  October 2021 41 residential lots, 1 retail, 2 multifamily Laila and Belle Meadow Drive
The Ridge at Belle Meadows, Phase III  July 2020 32 residential lots Southwest Parkway
Sendero Drive
 July 2020
196 residential lots
Sendero and Digby Drives
Southwood Hills, Phase III
  apartment style duplexes
South Connell Street
Three Creeks, Phase IA   13 residential lots Ariel Cove
Three Creeks, Phase 6&7   138 lots North of Three Creeks Boulevard
Three Creeks, Phase 8     Three Creeks Boulevard

(Updated the first of the month. Last update 06-01-22)

Current Population
Hike and Bike TrailIn 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:
2021: 24,553
2020: 23,054
2019: 22,078
2018: 21,721
2017:  21,214
2016:  20,517
2015:  19,809
2014:  19,314
2013:  18,981

Contractors and Builders
Inspections are conducted Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless offices are closed. Requests received after 3 p.m. are conducted within 48 hours. 
Contractors are required to register with the city each calendar year at a rate of $50.
Those who have previously registered, may renew registration at anytime prior to the expiration of the current registration.
By law, state licensed electrical, plumbing and HVAC contractors are exempt from paying the registration fee, but please fill out the contractor registration form and provide a copies of a business license and proof of insurance to the Planning Department, so that our files stay current.
Please contact the Planning Department with any questions, 254-933-5812, 254-933-5822 (fax) or email.  

Please see these lists for Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC contractors and Roofers who are registered with the City of Belton, and located in closest proximity to Belton.

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