Planning & Zoning
The City Council adopted the 2018 Comprehensive Plan Update on October 22, 2018. Documents are linked below and also available at the Community Development & Engineering offices for reference.
The Planning Office maintains, interprets and updates the City of Paris Zoning Ordinance and the Official City of Paris Zoning Map.The State of Texas delegates zoning authority to the municipal level. The 1928 Standard State Zoning Enabling Act laid this basic foundation for the granting of zoning power from the state to the local level.
Access the Official City of Paris Zoning Map.
- Agricultural (A)
- One-Family Dwelling (SF-1)
- One-Family Dwelling (SF-2)
- One-Family Dwelling (SF-3)
- Single Family Quick Reference Document
- Two-Family Dwelling (2F)
- Four-Family Dwelling (4F)
- Multiple-Family Dwelling (MF-1)
- Multiple-Family Dwelling (MF-2)
- Parking (P)
- Office (O)
- Neighborhood Service (NS)
- General Retail (GR)
- Central Area (CA)
- Commercial (C)
- Light Industrial (LI)
- Heavy Industrial (HI)
- Planned Development (PD)
- Public Lands and Institution (PLI)
- Expressway Service Station (ESS)
- Historic District Overlay (HD)
- Platting Process
- Preliminary Plat Review
- Preliminary Plat Submittal Checklist
- Site Plan Checklist
- Final Plat Review
- Final Plat Submittal Checklist
- Development Plan Review
What is a Plat?
A plat is a survey drawing and description of a legal building site (or sites) that shows the location, dimensions, and description of any lots, rights-of-ways, easements, building lines, and other site features or dedications that affect how a parcel will be developed. A plat must conform to the requirements outlined in the Subdivision Regulations located in Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances before it can be approved.
When is a Plat Required?
A plat is required when land located within the City of Paris, or within its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ), is divided into two or more parts for the purpose of sale, creating building sites, creating a subdivision or an addition to the City, or laying out lots of any nature.
What is the Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?
The ETJ of the City of Paris is the unincorporated area that lies between the existing City limits or corporate boundary and extending outward to a perimeter two miles from the corporate boundary.
All plats and subdivisions of land located within the City's ETJ must comply with the Subdivision Ordinance (located in Appendix B of the Code of Ordinances.)