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 COVID-19 RELATED INFORMATION: Effective Monday, May 18, 2020 - The Jim Simms Building is opened to the public, however social distancing is still being practiced.


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Development Services is a City Division made up of several City departments that each play a vital role in the land development process. It is Development Services' overall goal to facilitate a positive development experience within the city and its 5-mile extraterritorial jurisdiction by consistently providing each customer helpful, timely, and professional service.


 Building Safety's International Code Update Project: 2015 to 2018:

The City of Amarillo is currently following the 2015 International Codes (I-Codes), 2012 Fire Code, and 2014 National Electric Code. As a result, the City of Amarillo is benefiting from having an excellent "Insurance Service Office" (ISO) rating which provides Amarillo citizens and businesses lower insurance costs. In order to maintain such an ISO rating, municipalities must adopt codes that are within two code cycles (codes are published every three years). Therefore, in order to maintain  Amarillo's current ISO rating, updating our codes to comply with the "two code cycle" is necessary.

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 Development Services Department List:




The Development Customer Service Coordinator (DCSC) can assist in all types of residential and commercial development. By providing a single, consistent point-of-contact, the DCSC helps facilitate development projects as they navigate the municipal development and permitting process.



The Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally mandated administrative agency responsible for coordination of the highway, transit, and land use planning process necessary to receive federal funds for highway and transit improvements. The purpose of the MPO is to provide local citizens and elected officials the opportunity to be involved in the transportation planning process.


Amarillo Water Utilities provides safe & secure continuous water supply & waste water collection services to the residents of the City of Amarillo.



Building Safety shows dedication to our community through leadership and education, by providing practical solutions to ensure a healthy, clean, and safe environment to live, work, and play.



CP&D Engineering provides services for many aspects of the City. Under Capital Projects, service is provided for street, drainage, water, and wastewater improvements though funding provided by the City Capital Improvement Program. Under Development, service is provided to new developments within the city and installing new services through existing developments.



The Planning and Development Services Department works to enhance the quality of life for City of Amarillo citizens by providing services that encourage quality growth, development, and redevelopment in all areas within the City and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.



The Public Works Department serves the public through the efficient management of the City’s Solid Waste, Fleet, Street, Drainage Utilities and Transportation operations.