This department promotes and manages the orderly growth and development of the City involving the following: Annexations, Building Permits, Inspections, Health, Planning & Zoning, Economic and industrial Development, Code Enforcement, Land Use Violations, long Range Planning and overall City infrastructure development.


Hidalgo County – Urban County Program

Comprehensive Plan

Paving Improvements Phase 2 Project

Maps of Streets to be Re-paved in 2018

Services Fees


Building Permits will be based on current International Code Council Building Schedules of Valuation Amounts Per Square Foot of Improvement adopted every year. Payment is required in order to process some applications.
Title Cost
Subcontractors Permits starting at $20.00
Working Clearance on Residential (after 90% completion) $150.00
Electrical Subcontractor License $60.00
Occupational License $50.00
Re-Inspection $40.00
Conditional Use or Rezoning $300.00 (each)
Variance Request Application $300.00
Subdivision Inspection 4% of Value
Subdivision Application $300.00 + $50.00 per acre
Weedy Lot Charge Fee Charge Based on Size of Property + $50.00 Administrative Fee
Lien Processing $150.00
Variance Letter $25.00
Zoning Letter $25.00
Home & Mobile Home Inspection $50.00 + Mileage Fee (if more than 15 mile distance)
Special Events Application Free
Excavate Application $150

Lower Rio Grande Valley Stormwater Management Task Force

Stormwater Management Hotline: (956) 223-2255

Meet Our Department Staff

Roberto Escobar
Director of Planning & Zoning

Antonio Jaramillo
Chief Building Inspector

Monica Gomez
Planner 2

Jaime Estrada
Building Inspector

Ismael Cano
Building Inspector

Jorge Muñoz
Code Enforcement Officer

Armando Ortegon
Code Enforcement Officer

Anthony Monroy
Health Inspector

Janie Soto
Administration Clerk

Zoila Martinez
Inspection Clerk

709 S. Nebraska, San Juan, TX 78589 | Phone: 956-223-2220