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 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).
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.