Planning & Zoning

Aerial view of Texarkana roads

Program Description

The Department of Planning and Zoning is responsible for the processing of zoning cases, variances to the Zoning Ordinance, street and alley abandonments, subdivision plat review, and annexation requests. In the area of zoning enforcement, this department notifies property owners when a zoning violation has occurred, or violations within a planned development designation.

Program Mission

This Department's mission is to amend the Zoning Ordinance so as to promote the orderly growth and expansion of the city and the continued implementation and revision of the Comprehensive Plan.

Planning and Zoning News

Procedures for Filing Applications (PDF)

Agendas and Minutes (May 2018 - Present)

Agendas and Minutes (Before May 2018)

Planning and Zoning 2018 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Changeable Electronic Variable Message Signs - "Can I Have an Electronic Sign?" (PDF)

Have you checked your Zoning?

Development Map Viewer

Planning & Zoning Documents

Zoning Application (PDF)

Planning and Zoning Commission Members (PDF)

Specific Use Permit Application (PDF)

Site Plan Approval Application and Checklist (PDF)

Fee Schedule (PDF)

Customer Service

In support of our mission, City staff strives to provide friendly, efficient and timely planning services for our customers. Below are a few compliments we have received about our staff.

“Thanks for the quick response. Breath of fresh working with a City that wants to do business.”

“I wanted to personally thank you and your staff for returning my call within the hour and taking the extra steps to help research a parcel property for me. As hotel appraisers, we daily speak with city departments. Not often do we have the opportunity to work with such professionals like you all.”

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