The Zoning Process in Duncanville

All land in Duncanville is divided into zoning districts, as shown on the zoning map below.  Each zoning district contains land uses that are allowed by right and are listed in the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinances for each zoning district. A land use that is not allowed in a particular zoning district requires the property to be rezoned and is subject to review by the Planning and Zoning Commission and approval by the City Council.

The application for a zoning change, fees and a detailed explanation of the zoning process can be reviewed on the Application for a Change in Zoning Classification.

If you have any questions, please contact staff at (972) 780-5015 and we would be happy to assist you with your project.

The Planning and Zoning Commission

Members

The Planning and Zoning Commission consists of Duncanville residents comprising a seven-member board who are appointed by the City Council to serve a term of two years. A member of the Planning and Zoning Commission may be eligible to serve up to three consecutive, two-year terms. The City Council, by a unanimous vote, may waive the term limitation. The commission shall elect, among its members, a chairman and a vice-chairman to serve a period of one year.

Please contact the city secretary’s office if you are interested in serving on the Planning and Zoning Commission.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote commerce and neighborhood preservation through orderly review, study, and consideration of zoning issues relative to state and local laws; consider zoning requests and make recommendations to the City Council; and review all zoning categories and allowed uses, making recommendations as needed. The Planning and Zoning Commission shall act as an Advisory Board to the City Council on planning and zoning matters.

Meetings

  • 7:00 pm
  • Second and fourth Monday of each month
  • Council Chambers, Duncanville City Hall, 203 E. Wheatland Road.

Commission’s Duties

The Planning and Zoning Commission has three principal duties:

  1. Approving plats, which is the process of creating lots and blocks out of raw land, or approving replats, which is the process of rearranging previously approved lot lines.
  2. Make recommendations to City Council on specific zoning changes on property requested by the property owner or appropriate zoning changes initiated by the City Council.
  3. Tackle special studies and make recommendations or reports on those studies back to the City Council.

Agendas for each meeting are posted at City Hall. Agendas can also be found on the City Planning and Zoning Commission webpage and on local Cable TV.

Planning & Zoning Documents

Zoning Map

Zoning Map 7-1-2016

Subdivisions Map

PDF file (2 MB)

Benchmarks (GPS Control Network)

Monuments have been set throughout the City at designated key areas. All fieldwork and post processing was performed by The Wallace Group. PDF file (3MB).

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I plat or replat my property in Duncanville?

Plat and replats are approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission. The Planning and Zoning Commission meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 pm. Detailed instructions, fees, and a copy of the application form can be obtained by viewing the Application for Preliminary and Final Plat or Application for a Replat. The applicant will need to provide background data for the plat and engineered plans, if required, along with the application, application fee, and plat drawings.

For approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission, submit a minimum of six black line copies of the plat, or replat, and one mylar, all with original signatures, prior to the meeting. After approval by the Planning and Zoning Commission, the chairman will sign the plat or replat. All copies are then returned to the applicant for filing at Dallas County.

After filing, the applicant should return four prints and the mylar to the city with the recording information.

If you have any questions please contact staff at (972) 780-5015 and we would be happy to assist you with your project.

How do I build a project in Duncanville?

A detailed outline of the requirements to build a commercial or residential project in Duncanville can be obtained by viewing: How to Build a Commercial Project in Duncanville or How to Build a Residential Project in Duncanville.

If you have any questions please contact staff at (972) 780-5015 and we would be happy to assist you with your project.