Coronavirus Updates 

  • The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled due to the shelter-in-place order for the City of Odessa. All cases scheduled for this meeting will be heard at the next meeting that takes place. The status of the April 16th P&Z meeting has not been decided yet.  
  • The Ector County Courthouse has been closed to the public. Due to this, contact our office at to get the latest information on how to submit your plat to the county. 
  • Submission of new cases and other documents will require that you reach out to our office to be let into the building, as City Hall has been closed to the public. Email us at to receive the latest information on how to submit. 

Updated 3/30/2020 9:10 AM

Planning Department

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 & Zoning Commission

The commission makes recommendations to the City Council regarding planning and zoning matters, approves plans, plats and re-plats. They recommend a comprehensive plan for the physical development of the City. The commission meets the first and third Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Meetings are conducted in the Council Chambers on the fifth floor of City Hall, 411 W 8th Street.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Board hears and decides appeals, special exceptions and authorize upon appeal in special cases certain variances. The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets at 8:30 a.m. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Meetings are conducted in the Council Chambers on the fifth floor of City Hall, 411 W 8th Street.

New Zoning Ordinance - City of Odessa, Texas[PDF] 

Application for Site Plan Approval
Application for Site Plan Approval [PDF] 

Request for Zoning Amendment
Request For Zoning Amendment to the City Council and Planning and Zoning Commission [PDF] 

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


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