Land Development

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Effective September 1, 2023, the City of Denton will be implementing a modified development review process as a result of the passing of H.B. 3699. The City of Denton is currently revising its review and submittal process to accommodate this legislative change. Please be on the lookout for future communication regarding these changes.

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. This is only for City-owned utilities, you can find list of contact information for other common utility companies in this franchise utilities list.

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.

Sign Up to Receive Development Notices

To register to receive Development Notices via email or text message, click here and follow the "Notify Me®"  instructions. When registering for "Notify Me®" to receive Development Notices, you will be prompted to type your email address in the box and select "Sign In." If you want to receive text message notifications, enter your phone number and select "Save." To subscribe or unsubscribe, click the email icon and/or SMS icon next to the News Flash entitled "Development Notices".

Link to current and past Development Notices.