Community Development

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Effective Dec. 1, 2022, the City of Cleburne has adopted updated codes for all commercial and residential construction. Please review the updated codes on the Adopted Codes webpage.

The Community Development Department is responsible for facilitating, organizing and directing the city’s growth and development. Community Development provides an important service to the public by helping to ensure that new construction and new businesses are in compliance with city zoning and development ordinances. In addition to compliance, the department implements growth policies in accordance with the City Council’s goals and objectives.

Community Development is comprised of two divisions: Planning & Zoning and Building Inspections. Our staff offers professional advice and technical expertise on development related topics such as planning and zoning, platting, land use, building permits, sign permits, and building inspections.

Development projects get their start in the Community Development Department. From the first ideas and submittals, to the final inspections, all new residential, commercial, and public land development begins with the Community Development Department.

Are You Wanblueprint-964630_1920ting to Develop in Cleburne?

We want to thank you for considering Cleburne! We are open for business and have a friendly, professional staff with a variety of tools to assist you. Before you purchase property or submit a development application, we recommend scheduling a pre-development meeting with Staff to discuss your proposal, answer questions and provide you with an outline of the development process.

Pre-development meetings are typically held every Thursday. In order to maximize time spent during the meeting, you're requested to provide a conceptual site layout of your proposal as well as a list of questions you have for review prior to the meeting. You can also contact Danielle Castillo at [email protected] or David Jellen at [email protected] for more information regarding zoning and land use questions, or Terry Broumley at [email protected] for questions related to building codes and occupancy. 

5-Year Development Summary (2017-2022)

This presentation was given to City Council at the March 24th Budget Workshop. It summarizes development activity within the City of Cleburne during the previous 5 year period. 

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Click here to view the Development Update Presentation

Community Development staff also serve as liaisons to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, and the Historical Preservation Committee. Our staff also provides support to the Building & Standards Commission.

If you have questions about a project, give us a call at (817) 556-8811.

Contact Us

  1. Community Development

    10 N. Robinson
    P.O. Box 677
    Cleburne, TX 76033

    Phone: 817-645-0955
    Fax: 817-645-0926


    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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