The Engineering Department assists citizens and the development community through all stages of development. The department also maintains the city's GIS database and mapping.

We are here to support growth in the community and to ensure that both public and private infrastructure is constructed, altered or maintained to the standard for quality of life and safety in the City of Paris.


  • Enforcement of zoning and subdivision regulations
  • Plan review and construction inspection
  • Contractor registration and licensing
  • Enforcement of the building and fire safety codes
  • Permitting for construction, renovation, electrical, plumbing, irrigation, HVAC, certificate of occupancy and signs
  • Staff liaison to appointed boards, commissions and committees to ensure development-related issues are resolved in an expedient and professional manner
  • Management of infrastructure improvement projects such as water lines, sanitary sewers, streets, and storm drains
  • Coordination with TxDOT to provide a safe, convenient and efficient transportation system
  • Assign 911 addresses inside the city limits of Paris, Texas

Development Process Flowchart

There are multiple stages to project development. View the Process Flowchart.

New Development Process Flow Chart