Planning & Zoning

NOTICE: Due to the lifting of restrictions concerning the coronavirus pandemic, our office is open for in-person transactions as of Monday, May 11, 2020.  We encourage the continued use of on-line transactions in order to reduce as much personal interaction as possible.  Visitors to the Development Services counter will be limited to a maximum of two people at a time; and are asked to be masked and maintain social distancing. We are also happy to assist you by phone at 817-427-6300 or by email at  

All planning and zoning applications will be accepted via email to until further notice.

Public Meetings During COVID-19

All Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings will be conducted by telephone and video conference until further notice in order to advance the public health goal of limiting face-to-face meetings to slow the spread of coronavirus. Please click on the following link regarding Participation in the Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting.

Written comments regarding an agenda item may be emailed to Please include your name and address.

Those interested in speaking at a public meeting via telephone may complete a Public Meeting Appearance Card. Cards will be accepted until 6:00 p.m. the day of the meeting.


The Planning & Zoning Department is the primary contact for property owners, developers, surveyors, and engineers with the desire to make modifications to, or improve property in the City. 

The primary duty of the Planning & Zoning Department is to review and provide staff recommendation on a variety of requests to the Planning & Zoning Commission and City Council. Staff recommendations are based on adopted plans, guidelines, and policies created to benefit the City.


We partner with the community in shaping the future of North Richland Hills by building and reinvigorating dynamic neighborhoods, engaging in visionary planning, fostering economic and environmental sustainability, and promoting exemplary design. We do this with exceptional customer service and by living the R-SPIRIT values of the City of North Richland Hills.


In 2019, the City of North Richland Hills was presented with the "Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence" for the seventh consecutive year by the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. The annual award recognizes "a commitment to professional planning by City Administration, Elected and Appointed Officials and exemplary professional standards demonstrated by the planning staff."


  1. Clayton Comstock

    Clayton Comstock

    Phone: 817-427-6301

  1. Clayton Husband

    Principal Planner
    Phone: 817-427-6307

  1. Chad VanSteenberg

    Phone: 817-427-6337

For general questions, comments, or concerns, please contact us at