Land Development

This page contains the steps for the development review and project application process for the City of Denton. Please use the tabs to select the development process stages for additional information on the specific requirements for each step of a proposed development project.

  1. Step 1: Feasibility
  2. Step 2: Applications
  3. Step 3: Pre-Construction
  4. Step 4: Permitting, Construction & Inspections
  5. Step 5: Project Completion

Step 1: Feasibility

All applicants are strongly encouraged to request a pre-application conference. During these meetings, applicants will be assigned a development facilitator who will serve as their primary point of contact for the duration of the projects. Pre-application conferences help applicants to navigate the development process and provide an overview of the development process and application requirements.

Request a pre-application conference.

To request a Utility Will Serve letter for your project, fill out and submit the completed Will Serve Letter Checklist (PDF). Email the completed checklist and a vicinity map or site plan as PDF documents to the Denton Planning Technicians. You will receive an email confirmation of your request. Once confirmation is sent, a completed letter will be sent 5 to 10 business days later.

General Development Considerations

Please call 940-349-7716 or email the Denton Planning Technicians for general development feasibility questions related to:

  • Land use
  • Landscaping standards
  • Platting
  • Tree code requirements
  • Zoning
Development Process steps outlined from left to right

Planning & Zoning Commission Meetings

The Planning and Zoning Commission is now conducting hybrid meetings with both in-person and virtual participation. For hybrid meetings, public comments can be made in person, over the phone during the meeting, or by completing Virtual White Card prior to the meeting. For more information, please visit the Public Meetings page.

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