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.

***IMPORTANT*** Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Planning & Zoning Commission will hold virtual meetings via Zoom. Persons that wish to comment on a particular agenda item can do so by one of three ways: (1) mail comments to Texas City Hall, Attn: Debbie Burk, 220 Texas Blvd, Texarkana, Texas (2) email comments to, or (3) pre-register by 12pm the day of the meeting via the Zoom platform with a link that will be located on the city’s website and comment during the meeting. All mailed or emailed public comments must be received by 12pm the date of the meeting.

**Due to technical limits, the Zoom registration is reserved for residents that are planning to comment during the meeting. Please call 903-798-3945 for assistance with registration.

Planning and Zoning News

Procedures for Filing Applications (PDF)

Agendas and Minutes (May 2018 - Present)

Agendas and Minutes (Before May 2018)

Planning and Zoning 2020 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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