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Marta Martinez,
Administrative Assistant / Assistant City Secretary

South Padre Island City Hall (More Like This)
4601 Padre Blvd
South Padre Island, TX 78597
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  • Office: (956) 761-8112
  • Office Fax: (956) 761-3898
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    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Monday - Friday

Development Services

Welcome to the Development Services' Website.

Our mission is to deliver quality customer service through the timely processing of development applications while maintaining and providing easy access to development-related information including case files, maps, and permits.

Currently, the department is improving processes, programs and services to respond to the new development industry market demands.

It is vitally important that the department continues to provide the best level of service to residents, visitors, property owners, business owners, developers, investors and potential investors.  So far, increase in efficiency has been achieved through changes in practice by implementing GIS (Geographic Information System) and revising regulatory codes and review processes.

The Department's priorities and focus areas include:

  • Rendition of city's vision
  • Revision of comprehensive plan
  • Ordinance update
  • Adoption of advanced planning tools like Transit Oriented Development
  • Regulatory modernization
  • Technological adaptation
  • Establishment of good working relationships with community, customers, and industry partners
  • Economic Development Initiatives.

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News & Notices

  • RFQ- Wayfinding Signage
    The City of South Padre Island is seeking Statements of Qualification from prospective firms for the preparation of a comprehensive study regarding wayfinding signage for an urban trail system with mile markers, various community amenities, ecotouri...
  • Notice of Public Hearings on Annexation
    Two public hearings will be held by and before the City Council of the City of South Padre Island, Texas on the 15th day of November, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Municipal Complex Building, Joyce H. Adams Board Room, 2nd Floor, 4601 Padre Boulevard, So...
  • SPI Ordinance (15-23)
    The South Padre Island City Council adopted an ordinance (15-23) requiring property owners and those responsible for properties to maintain and mow grass and vegetation up to the edge of adjacent pavement. Should you have any questions regarding thi...