Dallas City Attorney

The Municipal Regulatory Section provides legal services regarding planning, zoning, land use, platting, building permits, annexation, historic preservation, thoroughfare plan, signs, ethics, gas drilling, budget, elections, code amendments, and open meeting and open records matters. The Section also provides legal advice to the City Council; City Council committees; City Plan Commission; Board of Adjustment; Landmark Commission; Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee; Ethics AdvisoryCommission; Permit and License Appeal Board; Civil Service Board and Building Inspection Advisory, Examining and Appeals Board. The Section drafts legal and ethics opinions, zoning ordinances, code amendments, and resolutions and publishes the Development Code (Chapters 51 and 51A), Planned Development Districts (Chapter 51P), and the building codes.