Development Assistance Center

The Development Assistance Center is a starting point for development in the City of Rosenberg. On this page, you will find several tools to aid in beginning the development process.

Minimum Slab Elevation

As of February 18, 2020, and per Ordinance 2020-09 (PDF), all new residential or non-residential structures must have a minimum slab elevation of 24 inches above the lowest top curb elevation within or adjacent to the property, or in the absence of a curb, the highest natural ground along the perimeter of the building foundation or 12 inches above the downgradient roadway or any down gradient drainage restraint, whichever is higher.

Unified Development CodeUnified Development Code (UDC)

The UDC combines all development-related regulations into one document. The UDC is a priority that was first identified in the Rosenberg 2035 Comprehensive Plan in 2015. Its primary purposes are easing navigation, interpretation, and implementation of City regulations for customers and staff alike.

View the UDC.

The City of Rosenberg currently has no Zoning, and has not adopted a Zoning map. Download a generic No Zoning Letter (PDF).

Pre-development Meetings


Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 (tentative)

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (tentative)

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Steps When Requesting a Pre-Development Meeting

Please fill out the Pre-Development Information application (PDF) when requesting a pre-development meeting. The information provided will aid staff in more effectively preparing for the meeting.

Pre-development meetings have two available timeslots; 9 and 9:30 am. The meetings last 30 minutes. It is advised that you bring any available documents, plans, drawings, etc. to the meeting, and provide any information regarding your proposed development ahead of time.

These dates are when all necessary staff are likely to be available to assist with the project. Requests for other times are dependent on staff and the City Engineer's availability and are preferred to be requested one week in advance so that multiple schedules can be coordinated.

Schedule a Pre-Development Meeting

Please contact the Planning Administrator to schedule a pre-development meeting at 832-595-3500, or at

Development Process

Please access a step by step flow chart for the development process (PDF) - starting with platting (if necessary) and ending with obtaining a Certificate of Occupancy. We have also provided a flow chart for Buildings with Fire Suppression (PDF).

See a Development Reference that will allow you to quickly identify requirements needed by the City of Rosenberg for platting and other processes handled by Planning.