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A plat is a map of a land area. A plot is a piece of land used for a single purpose, like a park or a house. A plat shows the locations of the various plots, easements, streets, and similar items in the mapped area. The City of Denison requires plats for many reasons. Plats help protect property values, preserve historic sites, and to give a legal description to land, among other things. View and download the appropriate Plat Checklists and Applications to get started on the platting process.
Please visit the Grayson Appraisal District website to review ownership and other public records associated with a specific property within the county.
Permits are required for new fence construction, replacement of an existing fence, and repair of an existing fence involving 20 feet (20') or more of fence. Fences have a max height of 8 feet. Fences that go past the front of a home/business are restricted to a max height of 4 feet and must be 50% open. In order to obtain a permit you must submit a permit application and a site plan indicating the location of the fence with dimensions from property lines and other structures. The permit fee for a fence is $50.
For additional information, please visit the Fence Requirements page in the Building Department.
Visit the City of Denison interactive map and search for the address in question. Open the Layer List option and select Zoning and Zoning District to view zoning for the address and the surrounding area.
This map is updated periodically, but may not reflect recent zoning changes made on a case-by-case basis by the City Council. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need to verify current zoning.
The zoning process may take anywhere from six to eight weeks to complete. You will need to attend two public hearings. The first meeting will be with the Planning and Zoning Commission. They are a recommending body to the City Council and forward their recommendations to the City Council. The second meeting will be with the City Council. The City Council has the final ruling for all zone change requests. Work sessions are held prior to the regular City Council meetings. It is recommended that all applicants attend these meetings. Visit the Planning and Zoning homepage to view the annual schedule of public hearings. Please contact our office to begin the re-zoning process.
The Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chambers at City Hall. The meetings are open to the public, and agendas are posted no later than 72 hours before each meeting on the Agendas and Minutes page.
Appropriate building materials and ratios depend on the zoning, any applicable overlay, and the nature of the project. To determine what the property is currently zoned and if there are any overlays, visit the City of Denison interactive map. From there, refer to the Zoning District Ordinance for detailed lists of compliant materials and ratios. If you have questions or issues, please contact our office at email@example.com.
The City of Denison is required to notify property owners within a certain area of a nearby property whose owner is seeking a zoning change or exemption. Follow the directions outlined in the notice to officially voice your support of, opposition to, or concerns regarding the project. Please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help understanding the notice you received.
In order for the City of Denison to maintain a natural, less manicured aesthetic, several incentives for preserving existing natural areas and trees during development have been established. Refer to the Landscape requirements Ordinance for more information.
Please view Development Fees for more information.
Yes. Standards have been established in City Ordinance to minimize annoyance and inconvenience to neighboring property while providing opportunities to pursue a home-based business. Please refer to the Home-Based Business ordinance to view the requirements and restrictions. Contact the Office of the City Clerk to determine if a business license is required.
If the property is in a Residential Zoning District, you can. Residential Zones (excluding those in the Infill Overlay) have garage, covered, or other paved parking minimums. Converting a garage into a guest home may require replacement covered parking equal or greater to what the converted garage offered. Use the City of Denison interactive map to determine the Zoning (and Overlay is appropriate) and refer to the specific Zoning Requirements for your property.
All accessory buildings (including guest homes, pool homes, mother-in-law houses, etc.) must meet the requirements specific to the Zoning District they are in. Read the Accessory building and use regulations Ordinance for more information. Anyone living in or staying in your accessory dwelling must be of your household, and cannot be rented or leased out.
In order to operate an Air BnB, you will first need to verify that the dwelling exists in an appropriately zoned area. Search the address in the City of Denison interactive map to determine the zoning. Any type of Single Family (SF) and Multi-Family (MF) zonings are appropriate. If the dwelling is zoned something other than SF or MF, you may still be able to operate an Air BnB. Please contact our office at email@example.com to verify.
Fees collected for lodging are subject to the 7% Hotel Occupancy Tax. Taxes on fees paid the prior month must be paid by the 15th of the current month. You may set-up your tax payments by visiting Muniservices at www.REVDS.com. If you have issues or further questions about setting up your tax payment account, please contact Muniserivces at (866) 240-3665 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This will depend on the Zoning District your project is in. Use the City of Denison interactive map to determine what zoning district (and overlay district if applicable) the project will be in. Once you have established that, reference the City Zoning ordinances to verify what setbacks and/or maximum lot coverage is required for your project.