Current Planning


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To access the City ​of Dallas' development code for zoning information, click on the link below:

Development Code


​Sustainable Development and Construction

​Current Planning

Neva Dean
Assistant Director
(214)  670-5803
neva.dean@dallascityhall.com

Temporary Current Planning Operation Procedures

The Sustainable Development and Construction Department remains operational to provide service to our customers.  Current Planning Division staff is still available to assist you.  Some of our staff will be working remotely and remain available via email.  Our front desk is staffed and can be reached at 214-670-4209.

As of March 30, 2020, City Hall is closed to the public without an appointment.  During this time, applications may be mailed to the Current Planning Division at 1500 Marilla Street, Room 5BN, Dallas, Texas 75201.  If you would like to drop off an application, please contact our office at 214-670-4209 to make an appointment.  Customers will be allowed in City Hall for this limited purpose.  Checks should not be submitted with zoning applications unless staff has reviewed the scanned items and determined the application is complete and has provided the amount of the fee.

ZONING, DEVELOPMENT PLANS, MINOR AMENDMENTS APPLICATIONS:

  • Zoning applications should be mailed  or delivered to Current Planning in City Hall, Room 5BN by appointment only.  The application packet will be date stamped when it is received by the front counter staff.  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 by appointment only  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, or have a check delivered by appointment only.
  • To receive a review of an application prior to submittal, the scanned material may be emailed to Jeremy Tennant at   jeremy.tennant@dallascityhall.com.  The scanned documents will be reviewed by a Zoning Planner and comments will be 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.  This includes certificate indicating taxes are current

CURRENT PLANNING CONSULTATIONS:

  • Consultations regarding Current Planning applications and processes will be conducted via phone call or teleconference.   You can arrange an appointment by calling (214) 670-4209 and asking to make an appointment with a Zoning Planner.
  •  During this time, it is recommended that questions be directed to staff via email at Jeremy.tennant@dallascityhall.com.  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. 

ALCOHOL DISTANCE VARIANCE APPLICATIONS:

  • Alcohol distance variance applications should be mailed to Current Planning or delivered to Current Planning in Room 5BN by appointment only.  The application packet will be date stamped when it is received by the front counter staff.  Staff will review the application for completeness. 
  • Staff 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 by appointment only.
    • If the application is complete, the representative will be directed to either come in and pay, mail a check, or have a check delivered by appointment only. 
  • The application will not be processed until the application is complete and payment has been paid.
  • For questions regarding the alcohol distance variance, contact Jennifer Muñoz at 214-670-4208 or jennifer.munoz@dallascityhall.com

ACTIVE ZONING CASES:

  • Zoning staff will continue to be available via email and phone by appointment.
  • Contact the planner assigned to the case directly.  The zoning intake log will provide the contact information by case number.
  • Call the front counter staff at 214-670-4209 to leave a message for a Zoning planner or to get the email address of the appropriate staff person

CITY PLAN COMMISSION HEARING:

  • April 8, 2020, City Plan Commission hearing will be via teleconferencing.
  • More information about public input will be provided shortly.
  • Information for the Commission may be emailed to yolanda.hernandez@dallascityhall.com 

ACTIVE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT CASES

  • Board of Adjustment staff will continue to be available via email. 
  • Contact the front counter staff at 214-670-4209 to leave a message for a BDA planner or to get the email address of the appropriate staff person.
  • For questions regarding the Board of Adjustment, contact Jennifer Muñoz at 214-670-4208 or jennifer.munoz@dallascityhall.com.

BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT HEARING

The Current Planning Division is responsible for the review and processing of zoning requests, subdivision and platting issues, zoning variances, special exceptions, and use termination cases, development code amendments, notification for public hearings, annexation, custodian of the official zoning maps, and street name changes.  Staff support is provided for the Board of Adjustment, City Plan Commission, the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, and affiliated subcommittees, and task forces.​​

Information for platting and street name changes can be found here.