Development Services

About the Department

The Development Services Department of the City of Horseshoe Bay is here to serve you for all of your building construction, inspections, and land development needs. We can help you navigate through the various rules and regulations that are designed to guide our community’s growth and development in an orderly manner, protect the health & safety of our residents and the character of our City.

Our goal is to help you to help us maintain Horseshoe Bay as a world class resort and retirement community. Whatever your project needs may be you should use the resources and staff that are available to you in the City’s Development Services Department. Call 830-598-9959 for assistance.

Submit your Permit Applications with plans to You must submit plans or, for smaller projects a written scope of work with your permit application.  New Residential Construction applications must include all items from the checklist on the last page of the permit application.

Submit your Inspection Requests prior to 3pm for next business day inspections to  Include the date if requesting someting other than next day.  Please use the following format:

  • Project Address
  • Inspection Type
  • Builder/Company Name
  • Contact Name/Phone Number (builder's representative responsible for the inspection)
  • Any gate codes or access information