The specific zoning district you need depends on the type of uses you wish to develop. Colleyville has 16 zoning districts, which are categorized as agriculture, residential, commercial, industrial, and special use district. The city recommends that, before any investment of time and money, you make an appointment with the city staff and discuss with them any issues that may pertain to your proposed use.
How do I determine the type of use I may develop on my property?
Contact the Community Development Department to verify the type of zoning you will need for your use. The staff will discuss your proposed uses and show you, through the Colleyville Land Development Code and the Zoning Map, how to determine which zoning districts are permitted for the proposed use. If the zoning district where your property is located does not permit the proposed use, you may request a change in zoning.
How do I apply for a zoning change?
Anyone may apply for a zoning change, provided they receive written permission from the property owner. Zoning applications are available from the Community Development Department and through the city’s website.
What is the zoning process?
The zoning designation of a piece of property can change only after a public hearing process. This process allows public participation from the applicant, interested citizens, and appointed and elected officials. The process requires public notification, public hearings, and final approval by the city council.
Anyone may apply for a zoning change, provided they receive written permission from the property owner. Zoning applications are available from the Community Development Department. The application, exhibits and any additional information are sent to city departments for review and comment, and those comments are provided to the applicant. Property owners within 500 feet of the proposed zoning change are notified of a public hearing regarding your request. The Planning and Zoning Commission conducts a public hearing, discusses the request, and then votes to approve, deny or table the request. The commission’s vote is a recommendation to the city council. The city council then conducts public hearings at two consecutive meetings. At the second meeting, the council will vote to approve, deny or table the case.
What is a plat?
A subdivision plat is a property survey that describes the dimensions and location of lot lines, streets and easements. A plat also establishes the lot, block and subdivision name (legal description) used in real estate transactions. A plat is a legal document complete with a drawing of the property boundaries, a written description of the perimeter, an owner's statement dedicating streets to the public, an owner's certification statement, a title block, approval statements and location map. A plat is not the property survey required by a mortgage company when closing the sale of a property. Plats are reviewed and approved by the city and filed in the Plat Records of Tarrant County.
When is a plat required?
There are several situations that require the platting of property. Generally, a plat is required if:
Your property is vacant and has never been platted and you wish to build a structure on your property. A plat may not be required if you are adding on to an existing home or adding an accessory building or a pool.
You are selling only a portion of your property. A plat should show all the property you own and should delineate each separate lot, including the portion you are selling.
You own two adjacent lots and wish to build over the common lot line.
What is the platting process?
The city strongly encourages applicants to thoroughly research the current restrictions on a piece of property and how platting may affect it before submitting an application. City staff is available to answer most of your questions and will try to identify issues that may arise during the platting process. Following the submittal of a completed application, the Community Development Department distributes plats to the city's Development Review Committee (DRC) for review and comment. The DRC is comprised of staff from several departments, including Community Development, Engineering, Fire and Public Works. The DRC will review the plat and provide comments on the plat's compliance with city and state regulations. The comments will be sent to the applicant’s representative, usually the engineer or surveyor for the project. Staff is available to meet with the applicant to go over the comments, if desired. Once the comments have been addressed, the plat is placed on the Planning and Zoning Commission agenda for consideration, and if applicable, the city council agenda. The plat will be recorded with the county clerk's office after the plat is approved and signed by the city, and after any applicable fees are paid.