Development Services

Development Services coordinates the ongoing growth of the City of Odessa. The detailed road map contained in the 2016 Envision Odessa comprehensive master plan helps guide the decision-making process. These decisions are made through the combined and coordinated efforts of Development Services, their advisory boards, and City Council. The dedicated staff of Building Inspection, Planning, and the Storm Water divisions make up the Development Services Department and ensure that the core values of Envision Odessa are realized.

Envision Odessa’s Core Values

  • Energized Neighborhoods

  • Revitalized Corridors

  • A Vibrant Downtown

  • Attractive Roadways

  • Diverse Housing Choices

  • Enhanced Quality of Life

  • Preserving Our Culture

  • Strategic Investments

Building Inspection

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.

Storm Water

The Storm Water Management Division administers the Storm Water program activities for compliance with regulations.

  1. Planning & Zoning

    Physical Address
    411 W 8th Street
    Odessa, TX 79761

    Hours of Operation:
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday - Friday

  2. Elizabeth Shaughnessy

    Director of Development

  3. Maria Prieto


  4. Cheynna Torres

    Planning Technician