Development Services

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What is Development Services?

Development Services was created in October of 2018 to handle most of the permitting requirements in the unincorporated areas of the County. It is tasked with protecting and preserving the health and safety of our citizens as well as the environment. To uphold and enforce the policies and procedures set forth in the Commissioners Court as well as Texas Local Government Code, FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality). 

Our mission is to work with the public to assist them with their permitting needs, to discuss potential issues and create an understanding to help streamline the permitting process.

Pre-Development Questionnaire

Our Pre Development Questionnaire form is found here.

A pre-development questionnaire is a free service that is optional and is intended to be an informational meeting designed to help, but not substitute for due diligence, in determining all requirements that may apply to any plat, construction plans, building permits, or any other requirements for the project.


Geographic Information System (GIS) is used to create, manage, analyze, and map all types of data. GIS connects data to a map, integrating location data (where an item is) with all types of descriptive information. 

To use our interactive map, click on the GIS Portal here. This map, within Kaufman County, allows you to turn layers on and off to help you show what information you want to see. The map shows you what precinct, neighborhood, and school district you reside in. It also shows voting locations, FEMA flood zones, your cities ETJ (Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction) and other features. You can use the search bar to type your full address or PID (Property Identification Number) to find certain features within your property. Kaufman County makes every reasonable effort to assure accuracy, however, GIS data is in a constant state of maintenance, correction, and update.