Development Services

The Development Services Department's main function is to continually ensure the quality of life in the City of La Marque through community development, administration of programs for the revitalization of the community and protecting the public from the loss of property or life through efforts related to property maintenance, fire prevention, electrical, mechanical, plumbing and environmental quality.

building permit w measuring tape

Apply Online

Apply for permits, upload submittals and plans and make payments online. The first time you enter the site to apply for a permit, you will need to register and create a password. Please follow the instructions and if you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact us at 409-938-9204.

Directional permit sign

Online Benefits

This service is designed to make business with the City easier and more efficient for our customers. Please be patient and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any difficulties. Thanks for helping us serve you better.

The online permit center also provides public access to the current status of permits, permit reports, inspection requests and activity, as well as applications.


  • Apply for a permit
  • Make a payment
  • Obtain other related information
  • Request an inspection
  • Search for permit status
  • Submit a code complaint
  • Verify that an inspection has been scheduled

For other permit-related information please email us or call 409-938-9204.

Little man with magnifying glass