The Planning and Development Department is responsible for monitoring and interpreting ordinances, zoning ordinances, subdivision regulations and the City of Odessa Comprehensive Plan. The department also prepares cases for the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Zoning is the mechanism used to ensure that land uses in Odessa are properly related and located. The City Council is responsible for determining the appropriate district to apply to each parcel of land according to the guidelines of the City of Odessa Comprehensive Plan. If a zone change is required after discussing it with the Planning staff, an application with a fee must be submitted to the department. The property owner's consent is needed and the process of rezoning could take from six to eight weeks.  

 »  Planning and Zoning Agenda Items 
 »  Zoning Board of Adjustment Agenda Items

Zoning Ordinance - City of Odessa, Texas [PDF] 
Comprehensive Plan - Odessa, Texas [PDF] 
Application for Exception, Variation or Modification of Provisions of the Zoning Ordinance [PDF] 
Application for Site Plan Approval [PDF] 
Request For Zoning Amendment to the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission [PDF]

Planning and Zoning
411 W. 8th Street
Odessa, TX 79761
Phone: (432) 335-3211


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