Planning & Urban Design

Sustainable Development and Construction

Current Planning - Zoning

The Sustainable Development and Construction Department remains operational to provide service to our customers.  We are temporarily limiting our walk-in services in order to provide a safe environment for our customers and staff. Appointments can be made by calling (214) 670-4209 one day in advance.


  • Zoning applications should be mailed to or delivered to Current Planning in City Hall, Room 5BN.  A Zoning planner will review the application for completeness. 
  • The Zoning planner will contact the representative within one business day regarding the completeness of the application. 
    • If further information is needed, the applicant may mail or deliver the additional information to Current Planning. 
    • If the application is complete, the representative will be directed to either come in and pay, mail a check, have a check delivered or pay online. 
  • To receive a review of an application prior to submittal, the scanned material may be emailed to Neva Dean at  The scanned documents will be reviewed by a Zoning planner and comments provided regarding additional information needed or that the application is complete and can be submitted.  Scanned applications will not be accepted as a formal submittal – only for review. 
  • The application will not be processed until the application is complete and payment has been paid.
  • Any required information that is not available at this time due to closures of other entities can be submitted when the state of emergency is over. 


  • Consultations regarding Current Planning applications and processes are conducted on a first come, first served basis.  You can arrange an appointment by calling (214) 670-4209 and asking to make an appointment with a Zoning Planner.
  • Appointments are limited.  During this time, it is recommended that questions be directed to staff via email at  Emails will be responded to within three business days.  Some emails may be forwarded to the appropriate staff person if the topic is not under the purview of Current Planning.


Zoning and its regulations help ensure a city will grow and change in a managed, predictable way to help safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the general public.  Zoning is the division of land into districts. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR).

Chart of the zoning rules (Chapter 51A Zoning District Standards, PDF format).
Click here to access zoning maps​.

You must have the appropriate zoning before you may build on your land. If the lot you want to build on is not properly zoned for your proposed development, you must obtain the proper zoning by filing an application for a zoning change. The process takes approximately 12 weeks and includes two public hearings.  If you would like to file for a zoning change, it is recommended that you make an appointment with a planner before coming into the office. Call (214) 670-4209 to make an appointment or for more information regarding the rezoning process.

To find out the zoning for property, please call (214) 948-4480.


There are three types of zoning changes: general zoning change, planned development district (PDD), and specific use permit (SUP). Each has a different process and requirements.
The following application is in PDF format.  If you don't have the plug-in to read PDF, you can download Acrobat Reader for free.
2021 City Plan Commission Submittal Schedule (Revised 3/2/2021)

For information on zoning applications and schedules, please contact Current Planning at 214-670-4209.