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Posted on: November 14, 2023

Jack Spurlock Recognized for Decades of Service Volunteering with the City

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During the Nov. 6 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, Commissioner Jack Spurlock was recognized for his over 20 years of volunteer service to the City of Irving.

Spurlock served as a council member for Place 8 from 1992 to 1995 and Place 6 from 1990 to...

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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: June 23, 2023

Development Impact Fees: New Growth Paying Their Way

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The City of Irving is examining the idea of enacting Impact Fees that will enable new growth to help pay its fair share of city utilities and services.

Historically when a new development is constructed, it receives the benefit of the city's exist...

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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: May 8, 2023

Planning a Carport? Request a Permit First

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Carports are a popular and great addition to a home. But before construction begins, the City of Irving needs to issue a permit.

Residents can apply for a permit online at To apply in person, bring construction plans, a permit app...

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Visit the Online Permitting page Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Is a Building Permit Needed?

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Permits are required to erect, alter, move, enlarge, replace, demolish or repair a structure or building. Residents should verify that contractors have obtained proper permits for any work being done. Permits and inspections are required whether the work ...

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Is a Permit Needed? Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Why Does Zoning Exist?

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Zoning is the set of rules that determine how a piece of land is used. Every piece of private property in the city is assigned a zoning district. Some zoning districts restrict land to a specific type of use, such as industrial, commercial or residential....

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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Did You Receive a Public Notice?

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When a public notice (zoning change request) is received, the Planning Department is asking for assistance in guiding the future of the city. The notice, consisting of three or four pages, is most likely about a request a neighbor is making to change the ...

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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: July 13, 2021

A New Housing Plan

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The population of Irving is growing by about 3,000 residents each year, and the city adds about 1,000 new houses or apartment units every year to support that growth. But the newly added inventory is not keeping pace with demand, and rising prices make it...

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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: July 11, 2019

What is this Zoning District?

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Public and private schools, religious institutions or houses of worship, and nonprofit cultural institutions, public utilities, government buildings and facilities are allowable in all zoning districts.



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Irving Planning and Zoning
Posted on: June 25, 2019

How to Find a Property’s Zoning

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First time using the city's Interactive Map? Use this step-by-step tutorial to find a property's zoning quickly.

  1. Visit the Interactive Map website
  2. If the GIS disclaimer splash screen displays, select the "Do not show this a...
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Download the iMAP Instructions Irving Planning and Zoning