Development Services

The Development Services Department oversees the City of Taylor’s building and development processes, the enforcement of City codes and ordinances, the revitalization of downtown through the Main Street Program, and other programs that support economic and community development.

The department includes several divisions focused on specific functions including:


The Administration division provides support to the other divisions within the department, oversees the City’s affordable housing programs and provides staff support to boards and commissions.


The Building division is responsible for ensuring that buildings are safe by reviewing plans and inspecting construction for compliance with the adopted building codes.

Code Enforcement

The Code Enforcement division is responsible for ensuring the community is safe and attractive through the enforcement of the City’s health and safety ordinances.

Main Street

The Main Street division is responsible for the revitalization of downtown Taylor through historic preservation following the program administered at the state level by the Texas Main Street Program and at the national level by the National Main Street Center.


The Planning division is responsible for ensuring that development is consistent with the community’s vision through the implementation of the City’s development policies including the comprehensive plan, and the zoning and subdivision ordinances.

  1. Yantis

    Tom Yantis, AICP

    Assistant City Manager

  2. Colin Harrison


  3. Courtney Peres, CNU-A

    Planning Manager

  4. Brenda Joyas, CNU-A

    Senior City Planner

  5. Jan Harris, CMSM

    Main Street Manager

  6. Ruby Lepe

    Permit Supervisor

  7. Ana Huerta

    Permit Technician

  8. Justinh Sauer

    Permit Technician

  9. Victoria Winchester

    Administrative Assistant II

  10. Physical Address
    400 Porter St
    Taylor, TX 76574

    Phone: 512-352-3675 Opt: 3