The Development Department works to bring about a vibrant, innovative, globally competitive economy in Odessa. Our mission is to increase investment in Odessa in a way that contributes to the growth of the City’s economy, fosters fiscal sustainability, expands job opportunities for all residents, and enhances the City’s sense of place and quality of life.

Building Inspection (Permits)

The Building Inspection Division issues permits and inspects construction and unsafe buildings throughout the City of Odessa.


The Planning Division monitors and interprets ordinances, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations, and the City of Odessa Comprehensive Plan.


The Stormwater Division administers the Stormwater program activities for compliance with regulations.