General Information
Senior Planner
Erica Stubbs
City Planner
Jorge Barake
Planning and Development Assistant
Amber Jones
David O'Connor
Arthur Matthews
Administrative Assistant
Lea Ann Price
Assistant Director of Planning and Development and Building Official
Troy Foreman
Director of Planning and Development and Chief Building Official
Mark Richardson
Phone Numbers
(972) 875-6442
Emergencies: Dial 911
108 W. Knox St.

8 AM - 5 PM

Planning, Development and Inspections

Mission Statement

Facilitate and provide the tools necessary to plan and develop commercial and residential projects through approachable and compassionate City staff, using Zoning Ordinances (UDO) and Development Guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy community, and to provide equity and fairness to all.

Staff provides transparent and ethical service to help grow Ennis in a way we can continue our thriving economy and vibrant lifestyles. 

Plat Application Guidelines (Please Click Here And Read First Before Submitting An Application Through The Online Portal)

Planning and Building Permit Applications Processed Online (NEW)

Effective June 5, 2024, any planning and building permit application you typically complete in paper form is now available online. This easy-to-use system, OpenGov, provides applicants with the ability to submit requests any time of day, any day of the week. Applicants can easily track the status of their request and communicate with the appropriate City staff about their application.

This system offers a simpler, more transparent and expeditious permit planning process. If you’re ready to get started, please log in to to create an account in just a few simple steps. 

View instructions to learn how to create an account, apply and submit an application, track the progress of your application, make a payment or communicate with City staff about your application.

For your convenience, the Department has made a kiosk available in our lobby area for your use and staff will gladly assist should you need help submitting your application using the kiosk.

City and County GIS

If you need to access the City of Ennis GIS or Ellis County GIS, please click the respective link below.  

City of Ennis

Ellis County Appraisal District

City of Ennis Codes and Ordinances

City of Ennis Codes and Ordinances

City of Ennis Comprehensive Plan

International Building Code

On January 23, 2024, the City of Ennis adopted the 2021 International Building Code