Planning/Zoning/Development

About the Planning, Zoning & Development Dept.

The Planning Department oversees land use development within Texas Township and is responsible for administering the Zoning Ordinance and implementing the Township Master Land Use Plan. The Planning Department serves as staff to the Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Downtown Development Authority, and Township Board and manages the following: 

  • Review of all development proposals
  • Zoning Ordinance provisions
  • Rezoning requests
  • Land divisions
  • Master land use planning functions for the Township
  • Water and sewer extensions
  • Sign permits
  • Economic development
  • Demographic information

The department also responds to requests for information from residents, developers, and others and works closely with the other departments, engineer consulting firms and other County and State agencies.

Planning Commission Fee Schedule

Project Type

Application Fee*

Escrow
Site Plan Review
$600 $1,500
Special Exception Use
$400 + $5.00 per parcel within 300′ of subject property  N/A
Rezoning/Text Amendment

– Fee for Planning Commission Application: $600

– Fee for Township Board Introduction: $400

– Fee for Township Board Adoption: $400

$1,500
Zoning Map Amendment

– Fee for Planning Commission Application: $600 + $5.00 per parcel within 300′ of subject property

– Fee for Township Board Introduction: $400

– Fee for Township Board Adoption: $400

– Fee for Concurrent Master Plan Amendment: $200

$1,500
Plats/Site Condominiums

– Fee for Planning Commission Step 1: $600

– Fee for Planning Commission Step 2: $600

– Fee for Planning Commission Step 1 & Step 2 Concurrent: $600

– Fee for Township Board or Planning Commission Step 3: $600

  • Escrow for PC Step 1: $1,500
  • Escrow for PC Step 2: $TBD**
  • Escrow for PC Step 1 & 2 Concurrent: $1500 + $TBD**

 

Request for Special Meeting
$900 N/A

*Note: All application fees are non-refundable

**Escrow for Plats/Site Condominiums Step 2: The Township Engineer must provide an estimate of construction inspection expenses with their Step 1 project review. The Zoning Administrator will review the estimate and the Planning Commission will make the escrow deposit in the amount of the estimate a condition of Step 2 approval.

ZBA Fee Schedule

Zoning Board of Appeals Application Fee    
Request for Variance
$900 + $5.00 per parcel within 300′ of subject property    
Appeal/Zoning Admin. Interpretation
$600    
Request for Special Meeting
$900    

*Note: All application fees are non-refundable

Administrative Review Fee Schedule

Application Type & Fee

– Fee for Zoning Administrator Site Plan/Sketch Plan Amendment: $200

– Zoning Permit: $75

– Zoning Verification Letter – $50

– Sign Permit: – $75 per application + $25 per sign

– Temporary Sign Permit: No charge

*Note: All application fees are non-refundable

Planning Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

Committee Members & Meeting Dates

Applications & Forms

Land Use Change Application

PUD Applications

Site Plan Amendment Application

Site Plan Review Application & Checklist

Special Exception Use Application

Temporary Sign Permit

Temporary Use Application

Text Amendment Application

Zoning Change Application

Land Division Application

ZBA Variance Application

Planning/Zoning Staff

Steve Deisler
Planner/Zoning and Development Administrator

Phone: 269-375-1591
Email: sdeisler@texastownship.org
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday
7:30am-5:30pm
*Appointments available upon request

Brooke Hovenkamp
Administrative Assistant

Phone: 269-375-1591
Email: brookeh@texastownship.org

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