Planning & Zoning

Notice to Customers

The Development Services office is open for in-person transactions. Visitors to the office will be limited to a maximum of two people at a time, and all visitors are asked to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing. We encourage the continued use of on-line transactions in order to reduce as much personal interaction as possible. We are also happy to assist you by phone at 817-427-6300 or by email at  

Public Meetings During COVID-19

With the recent developments regarding COVID-19, Governor Abbott has suspended requirements for face-to-face interaction between members of the public and public officials during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In alignment with recommendations from the CDC and local health officials to minimize and slow the spread of COVID-19, future City of North Richland Hills meetings will be conducted via video conference and City Hall will be closed to the public. 

The video conference can be viewed at the following locations:

  • Video conference - URL provided on each posted agenda. Members of the public wishing to address the Planning and Zoning Commission are encouraged to join the video conference to watch the meeting.
  • City’s live stream ( or ( - Broadcast has a delay of approximately one (1) minute
  • AT&T U-Verse Channel 99 - Broadcast has a delay of approximately one (1) minute
  • Charter Cable Channel 190 - Broadcast has a delay of approximately one (1) minute

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

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


Department Overview

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