Development Code

The Development Code establishes regulations that guide development throughout the City of Sugar Land, and is intended to implement the goals and policies outlined in the city’s Comprehensive Plan while promoting the welfare of the community. Adopted in 1997, the Development Code provides the basis of review for both residential and non-residential projects submittals by those wishing to develop in the City of Sugar Land.

The Development Code includes the following chapters:

Development Code Updates

The City of Sugar Land’s Land Development Code is a living document that drives quality development within the City of Sugar Land that enables our city to provide “A life better than you can even imagine” to all who live, work, or visit our city. In spirit of our city’s Trailblazing values, the Planning and Development Services team is regularly evaluating and updating the city’s Land Development Code to respond to changing market conditions, evolving community needs, and City Council directives. This link will allow you to see what Code Amendments are on the horizon and will allow you to provide feedback to staff who are working on these amendments.