Planning & Zoning

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The Planning Department offices are closed for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency in order to limit person-to-person contact. Please contact our staff members via phone at 972.919.2542 (main department phone number), at the individual staff phone numbers listed on this webpage, or via email.

You may also contact the Planning Department via email at

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Department Functions

The City of Farmers Branch Planning Department plays an instrumental role in the long-term and day-to-day success of the city. The planning department does this by pursuing specific planning principles. These principles are central to all planning efforts.

The planning department:
  • Manages the city's land development process relative to design review, site planning, specific use permits, and zoning
  • Prepares the city's comprehensive plan and district plans such as the recently adopted central area plan. Other district plans include the west side plan and station area plan
  • Prepares policies, programs and ordinances relating to development, conducts demographic analysis and engages in special planning studies relating to economic development, environment, urban design, transportation, and housing
  • Offers extensive e-planning, public outreach and education programs to encourage greater involvement in planning activities