Planning & Zoning

Planning and Zoning Fees
On October 1, 2018, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4609 establishing fees for the Fiscal Year 2018-2019 to take effect January 1, 2019. A list of the updated fees for submissions to the Planning and Zoning Division is available here

Application and Submission Calendar for 2019
The 2019 meeting and application (plats, rezoning, conditional use permits, etc.) schedule for the Planning and Zoning Commission is available here. The 2019 meeting and application schedule for the Board of Adjustment is available here

Online Submissions

As of May 2017, applicants are required to submit through the City's online permit and plan management system known as the Citizen's Access Portal. The Citizen's Access Portal will allow applicants to: submit permit and plan applications for Planning and Zoning, Building Inspection, Fire Inspection and Engineering review; pay fees for a variety of development services; access electronic plan reviews by the City; request inspections online; access online applications for professional licenses (formally known as Contractor Registration) and more. Users can access the Citizen's Access Portal at

Services & Responsibilities

The Planning & Zoning Division assists policy makers, property owners, developers and citizens in regard to growth and new development, stabilizing and conserving existing development and preserving the city's historic heritage.

Planning and Zoning provides current and long-range planning services including: 

  • Administration of subdivision and zoning regulations
  • Preparation, updating and implementation of comprehensive and policy planning
  • Preparation and analysis of related housing, land use, and demographic information
  • Staff support to the City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment

Find the Zoning on Your Property

Before buying or leasing any property, the Planning & Zoning Division recommends you first take a look at the City of Mesquite zoning map to verify your proposed use against the property's zoning classification. Click on the link below and type in the property address.  A dialogue box will appear showing property information, including the zoning classification.  We recommend that you contact the Planning and Zoning Division to confirm site conditions.

City of Mesquite Interactive Zoning Map

A full use table for both residential and non-residential uses can be found in the Mesquite Zoning Ordinance.