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Please email the City of McKinney's Planning Department for detailed information regarding the removal of trees.
You can determine the zoning of a property by using the City of McKinney’s online Interactive Land Use Planning Map. For more information about the City of McKinney’s zoning districts regulations, please refer to the City of McKinney Zoning Ordinance Chapter 146 Article III - District Regulation. Please call the Planning Department at 972-547-2000 or email if you need additional information regarding zoning.
A pre-development meeting is a meeting scheduled by the Planning Department where representatives from the Fire, Engineering, Planning, Parks and Building Inspection Departments meet with the applicant or developer for a proposed development prior to the formal submittal of development plans. These meetings are meant to provide general information regarding development standards and to help point out any major issues with a proposed development plan prior to making a formal submittal. These meetings are offered free of charge and are encouraged if a developer is new to the City of McKinney, has questions about the development process or has a complex development proposal. These meetings are available to anyone who has questions regarding a development that they’re proposing to construct. If you’re not sure if a pre-development meeting is right for you, please call 972-547-2000 or email the Planning Department for more information
To schedule a pre-development meeting, please call 972-547-2000.
The Subdivision Regulations Chapter 142 of Code of Ordinances apply to all property within the corporate limits of the City of McKinney as well as areas outside of the corporate limits of the City, but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction ETJ of the City. The subdivision or platting process can take one month to several months depending on many factors. Please contact the Planning Department at 972-547-2000 or via email the Planning Department for more detailed information.
Some businesses can be operated out of a home if they do not increase the level of activity in a neighborhood. These businesses are referred to as home occupations. Certain criteria must be satisfied and licensing may be required. A complete listing of criteria is available online in the City of McKinney’s Zoning Ordinance Section 146-133 Home Occupations. Please contact the Planning Department via email the Planning Department or call 972-547-2000 for more information.
There are no zoning districts in the ETJ. The city’s zoning authority does not extend to its ETJ. However, Chapter 142 - Subdivision Regulations of the Code of Ordinances do extend to the ETJ. Building permits will be issued by the City of McKinney. More information on building permits.
You can obtain a copy of the “PD” - Planned Development District Ordinance by using the City of McKinney’s online Interactive Land Use Planning Map. To access the ordinance, activate the Zoning layer and use the identify tool to launch a dialog box that will provide a link to the ordinances. You can also activate the Planned Development District - Base Description layer and use the identify tool to refer to a “PD” - Planned Development District’s base description. Please note that the Planned Development District - Base Description layer is a preliminary reference tool and for exact allowed uses and development regulations, please refer to the “PD” - Planned Development District Ordinances. If you need additional information, please email the Planning Department or call the Planning Department at 972-547-2000.
Refer to Chapter 146 District Regulations.
These regulations are available for view at 221 N. Tennessee Street or by clicking the links below: Chapter 146 Zoning Ordinance
Chapter 142 Subdivision Ordinance
In order to determine the uses allowed in each zoning district please refer to the City of McKinney’s Code of Ordinances Chapter 146 Section F4 -Schedule of Uses. This matrix shows which uses are allowed in which districts. Find the use that most closely relates to your use and see if an asterisk is located within the box associated with your zoning district. If the zoning is PD, you cannot find your use, or it does not exist, please contact the Planning Department at 972-547-2000 of via email the Planning Department.
An application for a rezoning request is submitted to the Planning Department. Once the Planning Department has adequately reviewed the case, it goes before the Planning and Zoning Commission for consideration. It is then forwarded to City Council for consideration and action. The City Council is the final approval authority for rezoning requests. Please refer to the Rezoning Request Requirement Checklist for more detailed information, call the Planning Department at 972-547-2000 or email the Planning Department.
Please refer to the Planning Application Fee Schedule Call 972-547-2000 or email the Planning Department if you need additional information.
A Zoning Verification Letter is a letter drafted by the Planning Department confirming the zoning district on a tract of land within the City limits. This type of letter is useful when trying to ascertain what uses can be placed on a property as well as the property’s setbacks, height limitations, minimum lot sizes and other related information. Zoning Verification Letters are $50.00 and may be applied for through the Citizen Self Service Portal (CSS).
Citizens are encouraged to attend all public meetings held by the Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) and the City Council and complete a “Speaker Request” card before the meeting if they wish to speak at the meeting. When speaking, please be brief, and try not to repeat information already mentioned by a previous speaker. If you cannot attend the public meetings, you may submit a statement in writing to the Planning Department which will be given to the Commission and/or Council. You may also email the Commission or Council with your input. If you wish to formally protest a proposed zoning case as established by Section 146-164 of the Zoning Ordinance, please complete a Zoning Change Written Protest Petition form and email the Planning Department or mail to the Planning Department at 221 N. Tennessee St., McKinney TX 75069.