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 Municipal-Regulatory Section provides legal advice to City Council; City Council committees; City Plan Commission; Board of Adjustment; Landmark Commission; Zoning Ordinance Committee; Ethics Advisory Committee; Permits, Appeals, and Licensing Committee; and Building Inspection Advisory, Examining and Appeals Board. The Municipal-Regulatory 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. The Municipal-Regulatory Section department clients include Sustainable Development & Construction and Building Inspection, Urban Design Center, Trinity Watershed Management, Public Works, Office of Environmental Quality, Code Compliance, City Secretary, Financial Services, Business Development & Procurement, and Economic Development.

Current Attorney Staff

Tammy Palomino
(Section Head)

Casey Burgess
(Deputy Section Head)

Bert Vandenberg

Chhunny Chhean

Laura Morrison

Theresa Pham