Planning & Zoning

The Planning and Zoning Department processes development applications including subdivision plats, rezoning requests, specific use permits and variance requests. The Planning and Zoning Department staff serves as liaison to the Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment. 


We have launched our new online application portal for Planning Applications. You can now digitally submit a rezoning request, specific use permit, plat, variance case and more using this online portal. Once you create an account, your username and password will be saved in the system. Keep your username and password handy as we are unable to make any changes to your log in information for you. 

Ready to apply for your planning application? CLICK HERE to apply with our new online application portal. Please contact us at 817-556-8811 or 817-645-0947 if you have any questions or need assistance with the online portal.


Create An Account

Apply for a Planning Application

Application Fee Payment Process

Tips and Tricks

  • This system does not work well with Internet Explorer. If you are having difficulty, please try a different browser, such as Google Chrome or Firefox. We also have computers available at City Hall available for use. 
  • If you create a new account with different information, you will not have access to see any planning applications you applied for under a different username.
  • Online payments and fee processing are conducted exclusively through the online portal.

5-Year Development Summary (2017-2022)

This presentation summarizes development activity within the City of Cleburne during the previous 5 year period.

5-Year Development Update Presentation from August 11, 2022

Click here to view the Development Update Presentation

Active Development Map
The Active Development Map is now live! For the first time, visitors to the Community Development webpage can see where development is actively happening across the City, and view plans and images of what’s being constructed. The map will continually update as projects are approved and begin construction, so be sure to check back often. Community Development worked with IT/GIS over a period of months to create this great resource. If you have any questions or want to know more about a particular development, please call the Planning and Zoning Division at 817-556-8811.

Click here to access the Active Development Map


The Zoning Ordinance helps shape the future development across the city. The last time the City’s Zoning Ordinance and map were updated was 1996 and much has changed since then. Cleburne has experienced significant growth and has evolved into the city it is today. The revised Zoning Ordinance will reflect both current and projected market and neighborhood conditions, as well as incorporate best practices for development regulation.

Learn more about the Zoning Ordinance update project

Development Process & Schedules:

Development Application Fees 

2022 Plat Development Schedule

2022 Zoning and SUP Development Schedule

2022 Zoning Board of Adjustment Development Schedule

Plat Approval Process Flowchart

Zoning/SUP Approval Process Flowchart

Variance/Special Exception Approval Process Flowchart

Site & Landscape Plan Approval Process Flowchart


Zoning Ordinance

Subdivision Ordinance

Sign Ordinance

Cut Sheets:

Residential Accessory Buildings

Residential RV Parking

Residential and Nonresidential Fencing

USPS Regulations for New Development:

USPS National Delivery Planning Standards

Mode of Delivery Agreement Form

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings

Second and fourth Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m.

City Hall Council Chambers
10 North Robinson Street
Cleburne, TX  76031

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available at least 72 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View All Agendas and Minutes

Citizen Comments & Meeting Participation

A member of the public who wishes to participate in the meeting may do so via the following options: 

  • In person: Complete a speaker/comment registration card and turn in to City Staff before the meeting begins or before speaking to the Commission.
  • Submit questions/comments online:  Complete a speaker/comment registration card found on the city’s website ( or by clicking here. Speaker cards received by 5:30 p.m. the same day will be distributed to the Commission for consideration.
  • Address the Commission by phone: Call (346) 248-7799 or (888) 788-0099 at the start of the meeting. Enter Meeting ID: 983 5079 8710 and then press #.