Development Services

35,289 - Little Elm's estimated town limits population as of 1-1-2017. Including active subdivisions in the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ), that figure exceeds 50,000. Little Elm's build-out population is anticipated to be over 90,000.

The Development Services Department is comprised of multiple development related divisions that include Building Safety, Community Integrity, Engineering, GIS, Permitting, and Planning & Zoning. It is our privilege to assist you in your development projects, and we strive to be accessible and timely in addressing all inquiries.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience with any questions, comments, and/or suggestions. It is our passion and our job to daily live up to Little Elm's Vision & Mission statements shared below:


The Town of Little Elm is a distinct and desirable lakeside destination for all people to live and play while enjoying a safe, vibrant, and welcoming community.


The Mission of the Town of Little Elm is to build on our unique lake opportunities and small town charm, encourage diverse housing options and business opportunities, and provide an unmatched quality of life.

We invite you into our community that prides itself as The Town With A Lake Attitude, we genuinely hope you enjoy your experience, and that begins with outstanding customer service from our department. Welcome and let us know how we can better serve you.