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New: The Planning and Development Department is excited to welcome Matt Jones and David Brasich to the team.


Important: The City of Bastrop is under a drainage moratorium. All new projects must qualify for an Exception or Exemption, and show the project will have no adverse drainage impacts. Click the Building Bastrop above for more information.

Also: If applying for an Exception or Exemption under Emergency Ordinances 2018-1 and 2018-2, use the forms from the Building Bastrop Development Process page HERE.

Department Info

Location: City Hall, 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, TX 78602


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 427, Bastrop, TX 78602


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


Main Phone: (512) 332-8840


Main Fax: (512) 332-8829 (Attention: Planning)


Informational Email: plan@cityofbastrop.org


Matt Jones, AICP, Planning Director


Jerry Palady, PE, Engineering Director


David Brasich, CBO, RAS, CFM, Building Official


Jennifer C. Bills, AICP, LEED AP, Assistant Planning Director


Allison Land, Planner/GIS Coordinator


Launa Eckert, Permit Technician


Vivianna Nicole Hamilton, Planning Technician


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.

Current Codes

Zoning Code - Non-Downtown Zoning

Form-Based Code - Downtown Zoning 

Subdivision Regulations

2009 International Building Code (IBC) family, which includes:

  • International Plumbing Code (IPC)
  • International Mechanical Code (IMC)
  • International Fuel Gas Code (IFGC)
  • International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (IRC)
  • International Energy Code (IECC)**
  • International Green Construction Code (IGCC)

2000 International Property Maintenance Code

2011 National Electric Code (NEC)

2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 

2009 International Fire Code with appendices B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, and J, except as modified in the Bastrop Code of Ordinances Chapter 5 - Fire Prevention and Protection

**The State of Texas has adopted the 2015 International Energy Code (IECC)


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