Responsibilities & Services

The Planning Division prepares and maintains policy guidelines and reviews and processes various land use applications. The staff works with the Development Review Board, the Planning Commission, City Council and various subcommittees as needed.

To view recent activities and inquiries with the Planning Department, please view the Land Use Reports.
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Information On Legislative Amendments

Sign Code Update 2019

On November 18, 2020, Ordinance No. 1839, amending regulatory standards related to signs and specific to Chapter 3.6 of the Dallas Development Code, became effective. Provided below is a link to Chapter 3.6 of the Sign Code


Any questions about the Sign Code Update should be directed to Scott Whyte, Planning Director, 
at (503) 831-3565 or

Economic Opportunities Analysis

Historic Landmark Register

Local Wetland Inventory

Land Use Applications

Please check with the Building and Planning Department to obtain the necessary forms and applications for your proposal.

Online applications are available! [Click here for downloadable forms...]

2018 SDC Methodology - Transportation

SDC Methodology

Dallas Development Code (Updated 2/5/2019)

Dallas Zoning Map

Dallas Comprehensive Plan & Map

The City's Comprehensive Plan, serves as a policy guide for the overall development of the community, and includes the involvement of the Citizens Advisory Committee and City Council.

Transportation System Plan (TSP)

Table of Contents


Regarding Fill and Grading in Floodplains
FEMA Letter


Population Document


Do you have questions about planning? Contact the Planning Department at 503.831.3571.