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Sustainable Development and Construction
Current Planning

Neva Dean
Interim Assistant Director
(214) 670-4209

Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street, Room 5BN
Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 670-4209
(214) 670-4210 Fax

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The Current Planning Division is responsible for the review and processing of zoning requests; subdivision and platting issues; zoning variances, special exceptions, and use termination cases; development code amendments; notification for public hearings; annexation; custodian of the official zoning maps; and street name changes.  Staff support is provided for the Board of Adjustment, City Plan Commission, the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee, and affiliated subcommittees, and task forces.

Neighborhood Preservation focuses on protecting and maintaining the unique character of particular areas and buildings.   This is done through establishing and monitoring Historic Districts and Conservation Districts. Historic Districts protect areas and buildings that are demonstrated to have historic significance based on guidelines established by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior.  Conservation Districts are established in response to neighborhood interest to maintain the scale and character of an area through special regulations.

Certificate of Appropriateness

Certificates of Appropriateness (CAs) are required before exterior work (including landscaping) can be undertaken on City of Dallas Landmarks or on structures in Landmark districts. Minor changes generally require only staff approval, but substantial alterations require approval of the Landmark Commission, which meets the first Monday of each month in City Hall, Room 6EN, Council Chambers. Contact the Historic Preservation Staff to determine whether your proposed work will require staff review or Landmark Commission approval. The main number is 214/670-4209. 

Standard Certificates of Appropriateness for Historic Preservation will be processed in the Development Services Department located in City Hall, 1500 Marilla, 5BN. However, the Building Inspection Division now processes Routine Certificates of Appropriateness in the Oak Cliff Municipal Center located at 320 E. Jefferson Blvd., Room 105. The main number is 214/948-4480, and press ‘1’ for Zoning. A Zoning Plans Examiner will be available during office hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. An email address bizoning@dallascityhall.com
is also available.

Property Platting Guidelines and Application



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