Planning & Zoning

Important Updates as of March 16, 2020:

  • NOTICE - Due to the threat of COVID-19 City Hall has been closed to the public until further notice.  Please feel free to contact the Planning Department at 817-427-6300 for all subjects related to planning and zoning activities. 
  • The March 18 plat submittal date has been canceled. Future submittal dates will be posted on this page as that information becomes available. 
  • All Planning & Zoning Commission meetings are canceled until May 7, 2020.
  • All applications may be submitted via email to

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