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What are you hours?

The Planning Department is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Our offices are closed on all City recognized national holidays.

What the Planning Department does...

The major functions of the Planning Department are:

  • Zoning Administration
  • Variance Request Administration
  • Thoroughfare Closure/Name Changes
  • Economic Development
  • Annexations
  • Subdivision Plat Review
  • Historic Preservation
  • TABC Permit Review
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Special Planning Studies
  • Unified Development Code Administration
  • Boards & Commissions:The Planning & Zoning Department oversees the Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustments, and the Historical Preservation Board.

What are the different types of Zoning Districts and what do they mean? 

View the full Zoning District Cheat Sheet with definitions and examples.

What the Planning Department does not do...

Some of the most common questions the Planning Department receives but are not responsible for include: