Zoning

Zoning Ordinance - City of Lufkin

Zone Change Process and Application

Zoning information regarding any property in Lufkin may be obtained from the Planning Department, 936-633-0247.

An application can be made to change the zoning on any piece of property within the city if the proposed use is not permitted under the current zoning. You may download an Rezoning Application which includes an application in PDF format or pick one up at City Hall, Room 221.

The steps for filing a zone change request are specified below. To be placed on the Planning & Zoning Commission Agenda, the complete application must be made and presented to the City Planning & Zoning Department prior to the deadline as specified by the P&Z schedule. The zone change process can take up to 45-60 days from the date of application. An application will not be accepted until all of the following items are submitted:

  • An accurate legal description of the property to be considered for the zone change. If an area other than an entire piece of property is being requested, field note description of the property will be required.
  • Proof of property ownership as reported in warranty deed, title, surveyor's report, etc.
  • A completed Application.
  • Non-refundable filing fee in the amount of $150.00 payable to the City of Lufkin.

Each property located within the City of Lufkin has a zoning designation that determines the uses that are permitted on that property. There is an official zoning map (located in Room 221 at City Hall) and a zoning ordinance (most recent version revised March 10, 2000) that work together. The map determines the zoning locations and the ordinance addresses the regulations that apply to each zoning category.

The Zoning Ordinance provides the following information for each zoning classification:

  • The permitted uses
  • The minimum area of the lot
  • The setback (from property lines) requirements
  • The maximum height of the structures
  • The minimum depth of the lot
  • The minimum area of the dwelling

The Zoning Ordinance also regulates exceptions to the requirements and supplemental development regulations which includes the landscaping requirements.

An application can be made to change the zoning on any piece of property within the city if the proposed use is not permitted under the current zoning. You may download a
Rezoning Application in PDF format or pick one up at City Hall, Room 221.

There may be cases where the proposed use requires a Special Use Permit to be allowed under the current zoning classification. If the Special Use Permit is granted by the Planning and Zoning Commission then the current zoning will remain the same with the Special Use also being permitted.

If you would like a copy of the Zoning Ordinance you can download a free PDF they are for sale in Room 221 or by calling 936-633-0247 for $10 (B&W) and $30 (color).

For a list of available zoning downloads, please visit the City of Lufkin Planning website.