Business REsources

Working Together. Reaching Higher.

Paris and Lamar County are committed to working together to reach higher for a better future. While the Paris Economic Development Corporation is here to help you, we’re also a part of a larger team. Check out the resources below to learn more about engaging in our community.

City Development

Planning and Community Development guides the planning, land development, building, and permitting services within the city. Additionally, the offices of Historic Preservation, Main Street, and Code Enforcement are overseen by the Director of Planning and Community Development.

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City Engineering

The Engineering, Planning, and Development Department assists citizens and the development community through all stages of development, including planning, zoning, plan review, permitting, construction inspection, building inspection, and final acceptance.  

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Water Utilities

The primary goal of the Department of Utilities is to protect at all times the health of the citizens we serve by proper treatment and storage of drinking water, and by proper treatment of wastewater before it is returned to the environment.

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Chamber of Commerce

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has more members, activity and engagement than ever. Get in touch to learn more about leadership training, networking, growth opportunity and their engaging ambassador program in Paris and Lamar County.

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Paris Junior College

Paris is home to PJC, a community college that has three locations within 45 miles of Paris. As a largely vocational institution, PJC can assist with workforce training and grant applications, such as the TWC Skills Development Fund.

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County Appraisal District

To provide market value appraisals of all taxable property in Lamar County in a fair equitable, and cost-effective manner, and to provide services and assistance to the public and taxing jurisdictions.

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