Development Process


The first step in the development process is for the applicant to determine which forms, procedures, schedules, and requirements are necessary for their project.  Each applicant is encouraged to contact the Planning Department for guidance on the development process.  To schedule a pre-application meeting with the Development Review Committee (DRC), please click HERE.

Please refer to the Development Review Calendar to view DRC timelines and schedule dates. Each project will be processed in accordance with the City’s Planning Application Cycle.

Please note: complete packets must be received by 4:00 P.M. on submittal dates. Packets will not be accepted unless all required documentation and fees are provided.

Application Packets:

Preliminary Plat Packet
Replat Packet
Final Plat Packet
Zoning Change Packet
Planned Development Packet
Specific Use Permit Packet
Site Plan Packet

***Plat applicants, please be advised***
For plats to be recorded after September 1, 2017:
If the taxes for 2017 have not been calculated, you will need to obtain a 2016 Tax Certificate and also obtain a statement from the Ellis County Tax Office indicating that the taxes have not yet been calculated. 
If the taxes for 2017 have been calculated, you will need to obtain a 2017 Tax Certificate.  This means taxes for 2017 will have to be paid in full prior to your plat being recorded.
This is a requirement of Chapter 12, Section 12.002 of the Property Code.  Please plan accordingly to avoid any potential delays in the recording of your plat.

Plat Applications:
If your property is serviced by a Water Utility Provider other than the City of Waxahachie, you will be required to turn in the Water Utility Provider’s Endorsement form with your application packet.


Fee Schedule


Impact Fees:

Communities use impact fees to help pay for the increased capacity needed to serve new developments. These could be new roads, larger roads, or increasing the size of both water and sewer lines. This limits the use of taxpayer funds to provide all of the capacity needed to serve the developments. Impact Fees are calculated based on the anticipated burden a development will place upon the current infrastructure.

Impact Fee Service Areas Maps
Schedule 1 & 2 Collection Rates
Impact Fees Final Report
Impact Fee Calculation Summary Sheet


Frequently Requested Ordinances:

Zoning Ordinance
Subdivision Ordinance

For more information on platting in the ETJ or County, contact the Ellis County Department of Development.

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