Pre-Development Meeting

A pre-development meeting is an informal (no cost) meeting with City staff that make up the Development Review Committee (DRC). During the meeting City staff provide preliminary information regarding local codes, development standards and requirements, and other information as needed. The purpose of the pre-development meeting is to create a "one-stop shop" that provides potential applicants an opportunity to understand the development process. This meeting also allows the potential applicant to propose their project to City staff, receive preliminary feedback, and ask questions regarding their proposed project.

*Pre-development meetings are required before any new development project can take place in the City of Port Arthur.*

Prior to starting any new development in the City of Port Arthur it is required for potential applicants and/or developers to schedule a pre-development meeting with staff. Pre-Development Meetings are held every Wednesday (unless stated otherwise) afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m.

To schedule a Pre-Development Meeting follow the steps below.
  • Complete the Pre-Development Meeting Request Application.
  • Prepare and submit a preliminary sketch and/or drawing of the proposed project with the Pre-Development Meeting Request application. *Aerial photos and hand drawn concept plans and/or drawings are acceptable. The plans do not have to be professionally drawn.*
  • Submit completed Pre-Development Meeting Request Application with a preliminary sketch and/or drawing of proposed project to Krystal Williams via email krystal.williams@portarthurtx.gov
  • Meeting date and time will be communicated to the applicant upon receipt of completed documents.
Pre-Development Development Review Committee (DRC) - departments/divisions listed below will be present at the
pre-development meeting.
  • Building Inspections & Permitting
  • Fire
  • Health Department (Sanitation)
  • Planning & Zoning
  • Public Works/Engineering
  • Utilities (Water/Sanitary Sewer)
  • Regulatory Services
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Jefferson County Drainage (DD7)