Land Use and Development

 

The City’s professional staff are dedicated to protecting the city’s resources and environment and to ensuring high quality development in the City of Lavon. Please call 972-843-4220 or write to cityhall@cityoflavon.org for assistance with any land use or development questions.

The City of Lavon regulates subdivisions and platting in the city limits and in the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the City of Lavon. The city defines a subdivision as: “The division [of] a tract or parcel of land into two (2) or more parts or lots for the purpose, whether immediate or future, of sale or building development or transfer of ownership and shall include re-subdivision; or the placing of two or more houses on a single lot; or the placing of one or more additional houses on a lot that has one or more existing houses.” (Ordinance 2002-01-03)

Resources:

 

CODES:

2018-03-02 Zoning Ordinance and Zoning Map

2002-01-03 Subdivision Regulations

2017-05-01 ORD Subdivision Code-Maint Bonds

2017-09-02 Ord. Subdivision Code- Adequate Public Facilities

2013-11-01 Master Comprehensive Plan

2003-04-01 Sign Ordinance

2017-11-01 Control of Noise Amended

2017-12-01 Ord. Public Works Construction Standards

FORMS:

Zoning Application

Plat Application Packet

Site Plan Application

Landscape Plan Application

Variance Application

Development Application Schedule 09-2017

Beer-Wine Application Form

 

MAPS:

Lavon City Limits and ETJ Map

Zoning Map (02-27-18)

Lavon City Annexation Map 2018-02-06

Lavon Thoroughfare Plan 2005

 

Applications for Preliminary Plats must include:

  1. A completed City of Lavon Plat Application; and
  2. Two (2) sets of full size printed Plats (24 in. x 36 in. ); and
  3.  Ten (10) sets of half size printed Plats (11 in. x 17 in. ); and
  4. Two (2) PDF set of Plat plans (on separate CD’s); and
  5. One (1) executed Declaration of Ownership; and
  6. One (1) executed Authorization of Representation (if the applicant is not the property owner).

Applications for Final Plats must include:

  1. A completed City of Lavon Plat Application; and
  2. Two (2) sets of full size printed Plats (24 in. x 36 in. ); and
  3. Two (2) sets of full size printed Construction Plans (24 in. x 36 in. ); and
  4. Ten (10) sets of half size printed Plats (11 in. x 17 in. ); and
  5. Two (2) PDF set of Plat plans (on separate CD’s); and
  6. Two (2) PDF set of construction plans (may be include on the Plat CD’s); and
  7. One (1) executed Declaration of Ownership; and
  8. One (1) executed Authorization of Representation (if the applicant is not the property owner); and
  9. One (1) previously approved Preliminary Plat for the property*; and
  10. A storm water drainage study may be required.

Plat Applications, Plats and Construction Plans will be reviewed for compliance with: applicable City Ordinances; Administrative Rules; generally accepted engineering standards and plans for future development of the City.

All Subdivisions within the corporate boundaries of the City must conform to the City’s zoning regulations. Planned Developments are negotiated on individual basis and may involve additional requirements.

No Subdivision Plat will be approved unless the applicant and property owner is current on all fees owed to the City of Lavon.

*With the consent of the City staff and the approval of the City Council and receiving a recommendation from Planning and Zoning Commission, the City may elect to review the Preliminary Plat and Final Plat in the same review process.

Texas Attorney General Landowner Bill of Rights Document