Planning & Zoning


The Planning and Development Division is responsible for numerous projects which includes, but is not limited to:

          - Abandonments and License to Use

          - Planned Unit Developments, Replats, and Subdivisions

          - Zoning District and/or Land Development Regulation amendments

          - Variance requests and Specific Use Permits

What is Zoning?

Zoning is a tool used by city planners that classifies land in order to responsibly guide the development of land. These classifications, or districts, include additional land regulations in terms of height, setbacks, landscaping, and more. Ultimately, these regulations are to ensure existing buildings, and guide future development projects, meet the provisions in the 2011 Comprehensive Plan.

To see the City of Galveston's "Land Development Regulations" and "Comprehensive Plan", please click on either image below.

Contact Us

City of Galveston
823 Rosenberg, Rm 401
Galveston, TX 77550

(409) 797-3660

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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What is my property zoned?