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The Planning Department works closely with the Planning and Zoning Commission, which is a board made up of volunteers who advise City Council on land use related decisions. More information about this board can be found on the City Secretary’s website.
Zoning regulations pertain to land use, and where on a lot a structure may be placed. Actual regulation of the construction process is handled through the Permits Team in the Inspections Department. If one is planning to do any type of construction, demolition, foundation repair, electrical work, mechanical work, plumbing work, irrigation, fences, signs, fire alarms, house moving, carnivals/circuses, swimming pools, gas wells, garage sales, tree removal, addition to an existing structure, etc. they should call the Permits Team at (972) 721-2371 to find out if a permit is needed. This number will direct the caller through a series of menus and to the correct member of that team.
It typically takes 5 business days or less to receive a zoning verification letter. Please send your zoning verification request form and application fee to: Planning and Community Development Department Attn: Christina Del Campo or Linda Velazquez 825 W. Irving Blvd. Irving, TX 7506 P: (972) 721-2424 F: (972) 721-2422
To verify zoning violations, please contact the City of Irving Code Enforcement Department at (972) 721-4829.
For quick reference purposes, you may connect to the interactive Web map and zoom into your property. Once zoomed in closely enough, check the “subdivision” box on the right side of the map and click the “query a point” button on top of the map. Then click on your property and scroll to the bottom of the page. You should see a “site report” with sections indicating zoning, tax and subdivision information among other things. If there is an entry for the row titled “subdivision name” then it is likely that your property is platted. If you need to see a copy of the plat, then write down the Subdivision Name and Index Number to assist us in finding a copy of it for you.
Copies of subdivision plats may be obtained through the City of Irving Capital Improvements Program (CIP) Department at (972) 721-2768 or email. These copies can be delivered electronically at no charge or hard copies can be made at $3 per sheet.
The city does not have copies of individual property surveys.