About the Planning Department
The Planning Department assists with long-range planning and zoning, subdivision development, site planning, construction plan reviews, permitting and inspections.
It maintains or administers the following:

The Comprehensive Plan is a policy document that helps leaders make decisions about growth & development.

The Design Standards includes standards for sidewalks, fences, screening, parking, public open space, landscape, tree preservation and alternative compliance.

The Thoroughfare Plan helps guide development by identifying basic designs and layouts for future roads.

Boards or Commissions associated with the Planning Department

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

Current Population
Hike and Bike TrailEach year by resolution the Belton City Council adopts an updated population estimate. The estimate is derived from data from the U.S. Census Bureau combined with building permit and annexation data. The most recent estimates are:

Population Year* Population
  2024 26,357 2016 20,517
  2023 25,466 2015 19,809
  2022 24,553 2014 19,314
  2020 23,054 2013 18,981
  2019 22,078 2010 18,216 (Census)
  2018 21,721 2000 14,623 (Census)
  2017 21,214    

*As of January

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 are previously registered may renew their registration 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 copy 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, at 254-933-5812, 254-933-5822 (fax), or email.  

Local General Contractors, Plumbers, Electricians, HVAC contractors, and Roofers who are currently registered with the City of Belton:

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