Zoning, variances, abandonments, plats, short-term rental permits, historic preservation, addressing.
Planning, Inspections and Code Compliance are all divisions of Development Services. The department
administers zoning, land use, and subdivision regulations to ensure the orderly, safe, and responsible development of Waco in accordance with the city’s Comprehensive Plan.
We assist policy makers, property owners, developers, and citizens in regard to zoning and development, and provides information to the public regarding census and demographic information, and development trends and impacts. We also provide support to the City Council, Plan Commission, and Board of Adjustment. Information on each of these boards and future meetings, public hearings, and agendas can be found on here. The Planning Department provides many services including zoning and development review and comprehensive and long-range planning.