Community Development

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 to develop in Cleburne! We recommend scheduling a pre-development meeting with Staff so that we may to discuss your proposal, answer questions and provide you with an outline of the development process.

Pre-development meetings are typically held on Thursday mornings every week. Staff will need a conceptual site layout of your proposal as well as a list of questions you have so that we may review prior to the meeting. Contact Planning Manager Danielle Castillo at or Planner David Jellen at for more information.

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) 645-0955.

Contact Us

  1. Community Development
    10 N. Robinson

    P.O. Box 677

    Cleburne, TX 76033

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


    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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