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Office Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


City Hall

1311 Chestnut Street

Bastrop, TX 78602


Mailing Address:

1311 Chestnut Street

Bastrop, TX 78602


Main Phone: (512) 332-8840


Main Fax: (512) 332-8829

(Attention: Planning)


Informational Email:

Development Services Department

Welcome to the City of Bastrop Development Services Department website!

Find information on development processes, building permits, signs, mobile food vending (food trucks), maps, long range planning, etc. Please contact the department prior to starting a project for guidance on how to reach the project's goals while being in compliance with the City codes.



The City of Bastrop launched the MyGov Public Portal to connect citizens, businesses, developers, and builders to online services that have streamlined many of the City's processes. Click the banner above to view the portal and create your Collaborator account. All permits and meeting requests shall go through the MyGov portal.


Preserving the past while facilitating growth and quality of life in harmony with the vision for the City of Bastrop's future.


To maximize community strengths and minimize weaknesses; protect property rights and enhance property values; anticipate growth and provide adequate public facilities and services; balance economic growth with quality of life issues; and avoid unmanageable concentrations or dispersal of population.



How are we doing? Fill out our Department Survey and let us know.

Current Codes

  • 2018 International Building Code (IBC) familyadopted in full except as modified in the Bastrop Code of Ordinances Chapter 3 - Building Regulations, including:
  • 2018 International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • 2018 International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • 2018 International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • 2018 International Residential Code (IRC)
  • 2018 International Energy Code (IECC)**
  • 2018 International Green Construction Code (IGCC)
  • 2018 International Existing Building Code (IEBC)
Bastrop Power & Light and City Standards

General Information


James "Doc" Cowey

Director of Development Services/ Building Official

512-332-8842 (O)

512-985-7255 (C)



Kennedy Higgins

Senior Planner

Alondra Macias

Planner I

Customer Service


.Vivianna Andres

Customer Service Manager

Nicole Peterson

Project Coordinator

Melissa Gustafson

Development Services Technician

Pamela "PJ" Collins 

Development Services Technician

Abrian Acuna 

Development Services Technician



Juan Velazquez

Inspector/Plan Reviewer

512-332-8858 (O)


James "Skip" Lowden

Inspector/Plan Reviewer

512-332-8876 (O)

512-718-9272 (C)


Inspector/Plan Reviewer


The Mission of the City of Bastrop is to continuously strive to provide innovative and proactive services that enhance our authentic way of life to achieve our vision.