Planning & Zoning

The Planning & Zoning Division serves a unique role in the city.  Murphy is largely developed with limited vacant land available.  This creates a challenging setting in which the community must carefully plan for its economic future by working closely with property owners, developers and residents to enhance Murphy’s quality of life.

The Division manages land use development by implementing the Comprehensive Plan, administering the regulations of the subdivision ordinance and zoning ordinance, as well as other plans, policies and procedures of the city. Staff provides support to City Council, the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment to ensure quality development and redevelopment that is in compliance with community standards.

Electronic Submittal:

 The City of Murphy is paperless in terms of submittals and resubmittals.  All required materials shall be submitted in electronic formats – Adobe PDF via email; via your Dropbox and send to; or on a CD/DVD or flash drive.

2022 Submittal Schedule for Zoning Applications
Concept Plans, Site Plans, Elevation / Façade Plans, Landscape Plans

Application Deadline Planning & Zoning Commission Review City Council Consideration

 December 6, 2021  January 24, 2022 February 15, 2022
 January 3, 2022  February 28, 2022 March 15, 2022
 February 7, 2022  March 28, 2022 April 19, 2022
 March 7, 2022  April 25, 2022 May 17, 2022
 April 4, 2022 May 23, 2022 June 21, 2022
 May 2, 2022 June 27, 2022 July 19, 2022
 June 6, 2022 July 25, 2022 August 16, 2022
 July 5, 2022*  August 22, 2022 September 19, 2022
 August 8, 2022 September 26, 2022 October 18, 2022
 September 6, 2022* October 24, 2022 November 15, 2022
 October 3, 2022 November 28, 2022 December 6, 2022*
 October 31, 2022  December 19, 2022 January 17, 2023
*Date modified due to a holiday    

 All Development applications are heard by both the Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission and City Council except for most final plats which go directly before City Council. 

Application submittal deadlines are at 3:00pm on the date listed. 

All meetings are held at Murphy City Hall, 206 N. Murphy Road, Murphy, Texas.  Meetings are subject to cancellation at the discretion of the P&Z Commission and City Council.

2022 Submittal Schedule for Platting Related Applications
Construction / Preliminary Plats, Final Plats (includes amending or replats)

Please contact us for exact dates for Plat applications.  We generally accept plats on the exact day that is four weeks prior to the respective meeting the plat is to be considered. *All Final Plats go directly to City Council, and should be submitted to the City on those days which are four weeks prior to the respective City Council Meeting (City Council meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of each month.)

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