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Development Review Committee
What is the Development Review Committee (DRC)?
The purpose of the DRC process is to protect the health and safety of Tomball citizens by providing code compliant reviews of construction plans as well as review of commercial, residential, and business properties for compliance with building codes, state laws, and city ordinances.

Prior to undertaking a project, property owners and developers are encouraged to schedule a DRC meeting to obtain pertinent information relating to their proposal, as the processes will require further review before formal approval.

The DRC consists of representatives from the following departments: 
  • Community Development 
  • Public Works 
  • Fire Marshal’s Office 
  • City Manager’s Office

The DRC will be ready to assist you with: 
  • Processing of subdivisions, residential and commercial projects 
  • Platting questions / requirements 
  • Zoning questions 
  • Utility availability 
  • Right-of-way and dedication requirements 
  • Drainage questions / requirements 
  • Building code and compliance 
  • Fire code and compliance

If you would like to schedule a DRC meeting, the following is required: 
  • A site plan / conceptual site plan and survey must be available for review
  • If available, please bring architectural plans, plat, and utility plan
  • The property owner or owner’s representative must be present
    • Developers, engineers, surveyors, architects, and other representatives of the project are strongly encouraged to attend

When and where does the DRC meet?
DRC meetings are held every Wednesday from 1:00–4:00 pm at the Public Works Building, located at 501 James Street.

How do I request a DRC meeting?
You can complete the DRC Meeting Request Form online and return it via email to Kim Chandler or fax it to her attention at (281) 351-4735.

Meeting request forms must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Monday. City staff will contact the requestor to confirm meeting dates / times. If the requested meeting date is not available, other dates / times will be offered. If you are unable to keep your scheduled meeting, cancellation notice must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact the Community Development Department at (281) 290-1405.

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