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. 


Zoning Ordinance & Future Land Use Map Update 

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.

There will be an Community Open House on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 6pm - 8pm at the Cleburne Conference Center. Learn more about the Zoning Ordinance update at this come-and-go event and speak with the update's consultants and city staff.

Learn more about the Zoning Ordinance update project


Plat Application

Zoning and Specific Use Permit Application

Variance Application

Street/Alley Closure Application

Voluntary Annexation Application

Development Process & Schedules:

Development Application Fees 

Completeness Check at Front Counter

Plat Approval Process Flowchart

2021 Plat Development Schedule - Revised 09.21

2021 Zoning and SUP Development Schedule - Revised 09.21

2021 Zoning Board of Adjustment Development Schedule


Zoning Ordinance

Subdivision Ordinance

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: Submit a registration card as directed above by 5:30 p.m. the same day and by 6:15 p.m. call (346) 248-7799 or (888) 788-0099.
    Enter Meeting ID: 983 5079 8710 and then press #.