Plans Examiner

The City of Fort Worth currently stands as the 16th largest city in the U.S. and the fastest growing among large cities. Fort Worth has received multiple accolades, including number one Downtown (Livability), top five commercial real estate markets (Urban Land Institute), and the second-best City in the nation for Job Seekers (Forbes). Our employees serve the needs of over 800,000 City residents. We are seeking individuals that reflect our values of exceptional customer service, mutual respect, embracing the diversity of our communities, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

The Planning and Development Department seeks to make Fort Worth the most livable city in Texas by promoting orderly growth and development, safe construction and neighborhood vitality. The Zoning plans exam team helps complete this mission by performing a variety of technical duties in reviewing, approving and processing building applications in assigned area, including building, zoning, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. With a staff of five employees, the Zoning plans exam team reviews commercial, industrial, residential and mixed use projects for conformance to building codes and laws, which includes:

  • Multi-family developments
  • Single family homes
  • High rise buildings
  • Signs including sign agreements

Additionally, the Zoning Plan Review Team helps in:

  • Interpreting regulations, laws and ordinances for purposes of plans examination within established departmental guidelines.
  • Providing assistance with drawings, applications, calculations and codes to the general and building contractors, architects, engineers and the general public.
  • Assistance to solve issues on set of plans for permits with innovative ideas.
  • Revises or amends original plans as necessary and provides follow up correspondence with the owner or contact person.
  • Enters all plans examination and application data into computer permit system. Updates and retrieves data to determine status of application and issues permits.


Associate's Degree and two years of city building inspection, plans examination, construction field, code compliance, zoning compliances, landscape architecture, forestry experience or related field with direct experience drawing or reviewing site plans or building plans preferred. Applicable experience in a related field may replace educational requirements.

Conditions of Employment

Persons selected for employment into any position must pass a drug test. Some positions may require passing an alcohol test. Previous employment and any additional experience will be subject to verification prior to employment processing. A driver's license and driving record check will be conducted if driving is a job requirement. A post offer employment medical examination may be conducted prior to job placement.

You will be paid by direct deposit only.

The City of Fort Worth affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. This policy is practiced in all personnel actions and conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruitment, employment, training, promotion, transfer, demotion, termination, layoff, discipline, compensation, and benefits.

Meet Some of City of Fort Worth's Employees

Aaron M.

Recreational Programmer

Aaron oversees one of the City of Fort Worth’s many community centers, organizing after-school activities, athletics, and summer camp programs for the area’s youth.


Press Secretary

Cheraya prepares interviews, speeches, and social media posts for the Mayor of Fort Worth, as well as eight other members of the City Council and the districts they represent.

Back to top