Development Services

Development Services includes the following divisions:

  • Building Safety- Permits & Inspections/Code Compliance
    • Building Permits
    • Inspections
    • Contractors operating within the Town
  • Food and Health Safety
  • Engineering
    • Right of Way Permitting
    • Site Infrastructure Permitting and Inspections
    • Floodplain Management
  • Planning
    • Zoning
    • Plats
    • Site Plans

Together, these divisions provide growth management and development review, neighborhood preservation and revitalization, property inspection and maintenance, and other programs and business development services intended to ensure the health, safety, and quality of life for residents.

Guiding Theory

Over the last several years we have been actively reaching out to our residents to proactively plan the future of the Town of Shady Shores.  During that time, the Town has adopted exciting new policies and plans to guide future community, economic, and infrastructure development. The Town is in the beginning phase of creating a strategic plan for the next 5 years.

 Municipal Code and Ordinances:

Reasonable local laws prescribing general, uniform, and permanent rules of conduct.  Ordinances are necessary and proper to maintain the good government, peace, and order of the Town. Ordinances ensure the safety of our community. 

Development Office

Staff Liaison: Joan Davis

Building Inspector: Steve Koehler

101 South Shady Shores Road

Shady Shores TX 76208

940-498-0044 x 110

Office Hours: 9:00 am-2:00 pm

Email and Digital Submittals:


As of September 1st, 2022 the $50.00 plan review fee will be due in order to start the permit process. Applicants will receive an email from the Permit Department with instructions once the application has been accepted. The plan review fee will be included as part of the final fees and is non-refundable. If the  $50.00 plan review fee is not paid within 30 days, the application will be voided and the fee will be collected again in order to re-start the application process. 

Schedule an inspection HERE

Helpful Resources

Denton CAD Website

US Army Corps of Engineers