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On January 3,2017, the City of La Marque’s Department of Development Services joined Economic Development Corporation (EDC) staff at 1130 1st Street in Downtown La Marque. The Department of Development Services is primarily responsible for processing permits and inspections, as well as managing planning and zoning requests. Contractors, developers and individuals wishing to submit permits will now handle that business at the EDC building.
According to Les Rumburg, Director of Public Services, the move will allow better interaction with customers doing business with the City of La Marque.
“The demand on Development staff increased exponentially in 2016,” Rumburg said. “Our new offices at the EDC Building offer more space, opportunity for better customer service and the potential to bring on new employees. We hope to request city planning staff during the budget Workshop process this year.”
As part of the City’s digital expanding offerings, Development Services created the Online Permit Center (OPC). Interested parties can visit permits.cityoflamarque.org to access online permit applications, a payment center and permit-tracking capabilities. First-time users must register and create a password. This service was custom tailored to make doing business with the City easier and more efficient. Digital downloads of permit applications are available in the OPC, as well.
For other permit-related information, email Erica Grundmann, Permit Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-938-9204.
About the City of La Marque: The City of La Marque is in Galveston County approximately 15 miles from the southern city limit of Houston and four miles north of Galveston Island. La Marque has an estimated population of 15,000 and an area of 14.25 square miles. Citizens enjoy coastal living with the security of a hurricane protection levee system. The city provides a wide range of programs including Bayou Fest, an annual community concert and BBQ Cook Off. City of La Marque boasts easy access to world-class medical, travel and entertainment options. For business, La Marque offers developmental incentives, an abundance of commercial property and build-to-suit opportunities. La Marque is the Gateway to the Gulf. Discover the possibilities at www.cityoflamarque.org.