Planning and Development Services

Goal

The goal of the Planning and Development Services Department is to effectively and adequately execute the needs and services of San Marcos residents by way of implementing Council enacted ordinances. There are several divisions that make up the Planning and Development Services Department. These include Planning, Permit & Inspections, and Community Initiatives and Housing. Additionally, we work with several Boards and Commissions including the Planning and Zoning Commission, Zoning Boards of Adjustments, and Historic Preservation Commission.

Permit Center 1

Permit Center & Applications

Apply for a permit or planning case online: 
Permit Applications 
Fee Schedule  
Inspections 
FAQ

Codes and Ords 1

Codes & Ordinances

Explore adopted codes and ordinances:
• Development Code 
Design Manual 
City Code 
Building Code
Engineering Design and Construction Manual         

Community Development 2
Comprehensive Plan

Comprehensive Plan & Area Plans 

Explore long-range planning initiatives: 
Vision SMTX 
Downtown Plan 
Neighborhood Area Planning
2013 Comp Plan 

Zoning Map

Maps & GIS 

Explore maps and download data: 
Zoning Map 
Permit Map 
Address Look-up
Data Downloads                                                                                                                                                                                                            

  1. City of San Marcos Invites Public to Participate in Comprehensive Plan Survey

    The City of San Marcos invites you to provide your feedback on the Vision SMTX Comprehensive Plan... Read on...
  2. AN-23-08 (Achieve Apartments Annexation)

    AN-23-08 (Achieve Apartments Annexation) Read on...
  3. AN-22-16 (1800 Apartments Annexation)

    AN-22-16 (1800 Apartments Annexation) Read on...
  4. ZC-22-32 (1800 Apartments)

    ZC-22-32 (1800 Apartments) Read on...
  5. ZC-22-33 (SH 21 & FM 110)

    ZC-22-33 (SH 21 & FM 110) Read on...
  6. AN-22-14 (E. McCarty Ln Annexation)

    AN-22-14 (E. McCarty Ln Annexation) Read on...
  7. ZC-22-28 (Las Colinas / FD, GC, CC, MF-18 to LI)

    ZC-22-28 (Las Colinas / FD, GC, CC, MF-18 to LI) Read on...
  8. AN-22-13 (Las Colinas Annexation)

    AN-22-13 (Las Colinas Annexation) Read on...
  9. ZC-22-30 (McCarty Warehouse Rezone / GC to HC)

    ZC-22-30 (McCarty Warehouse Rezone / GC to HC) Read on...
  10. ZC-22-29 (E McCarty Ln / FD to CD-5)

    ZC-22-29 (E McCarty Ln / FD to CD-5) Read on...
  11. ZC-21-25 (Linda Drive ND-4)

    ZC-21-25 (Linda Drive ND-4) Read on...
  12. AN-22-11 (900 Francis Harris Annexation)

    AN-22-11 (900 Francis Harris Annexation) Read on...
  13. ZC-22-13 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “CD-5” Character District – 5)

    ZC-22-13 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “CD-5” Character District – 5) Read on...
  14. ZC-22-12 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “CD-3” Character District – 3)

    ZC-22-12 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “CD-3” Character District – 3) Read on...
  15. ZC-22-10 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “LI” Light Industrial District)

    ZC-22-10 (Centerpoint Rd. / “SC” Smart Code District to “LI” Light Industrial District) Read on...
  16. ZC-22-23 (Whisper East FD-CM)

    ZC-22-23 (Whisper East FD-CM) Read on...
  17. ZC-22-22 (Whisper East FD-CD-3)

    ZC-22-22 (Whisper East FD-CD-3) Read on...
  18. ZC-22-21 (Whisper East FD-CM)

    ZC-22-21 (Whisper East FD-CM) Read on...
  19. ZC-22-24 (900 Francis Harris Ln / Future Development “FD” to Character District 2.5 “CD-2.5”)

    ZC-22-24 (900 Francis Harris Ln / Future Development “FD” to Character District 2.5 “CD-2.5”) Read on...
  20. AN-22-09 (La Cima Phase 4 Annexation)

    AN-22-09 (La Cima Phase 4 Annexation) Read on...
  21. ZC-22-27 (Hampton Business Park HC)

    ZC-22-27 (Hampton Business Park HC) Read on...
  22. ZC-22-26 (Hampton Business Park LI)

    ZC-22-26 (Hampton Business Park LI) Read on...
  23. ZC-22-25 (Hampton Business Park HI)

    ZC-22-25 (Hampton Business Park HI) Read on...
  24. AN-22-12 (Hampton Business Park Annexation)

    AN-22-12 (Hampton Business Park Annexation) Read on...
  25. ZC-22-20 (West of the Premier Pkwy and Champions Blvd Intersection / Blanco Trace GC to CD-4)

    ZC-22-20 (West of the Premier Pkwy and Champions Blvd Intersection / Blanco Trace GC to CD-4) Read on...
  26. ZC-22-18

    ZC-22-18 (S. Corner of the W. Centerpoint Rd. and Central Park Lp. Intersection / La Cima Ph 4 FD to SF 4.5) Read on...
  27. AN-22-06 (La Cima 3A+3B Annexation)

    AN-22-06 (La Cima 3A+3B Annexation) Read on...
  28. (POSTPONED) ZC-22-13

    (POSTPONED) ZC-22-13 (North Side of Centerpoint Rd. Between Old Bastrop Hwy & Centerpoint Ct. / Gas Lamp Zone Change / SC to CD-5) Read on...
  29. (POSTPONED) ZC-22-12

    (POSTPONED) ZC-22-12 (Northwest corner of the Centerpoint Rd. & S. Old Bastrop Hwy Intersection / Gas Lamp, SC to ND-3.5) Read on...
  30. (POSTPONED) ZC-22-10

    (POSTPONED) ZC-22-10 (Approx. 800’ East of the Centerpoint Rd. & Centerpoint Ct. Intersection / Gas Lamp Zone SC to LI) Read on...
  31. SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021

    SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS ON CDBG -MITIGATION ACTION PLAN UPDATE 2021 Read on...
  32. Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street

    Notice of Demolition Review - 221 North Street Read on...
  33. Waterfall flowing over rocks

    New Accessory Dwelling Unit Guide Posted Online

    The City’s Planning and Development Services Department has developed a comprehensive guide on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), or secondary living spaces constructed on single family lots, that is available online at www.sanmarcostx.gov/adu. Read on...
  34. San Marcos Planning and Development

    City Council Approves New San Marcos Development Code

    The San Marcos City Council approved Code SMTX, a new 434-page development code that aligns with the City’s comprehensive plan and will guide how the City grows in the coming years. Read on...
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  36. AN-21-04 (La Cima Amenity Center Annexation)

    AN-21-04 (La Cima Amenity Center Annexation) Read on...
  37. 133 South LBJ Drive Partial Demolition Request (#2021-37357)

    133 South LBJ Drive Partial Demolition Request (#2021-37357) Read on...
  38. ZC-21-19 Smith Lane (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN)

    ZC-21-19 Smith Lane (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN) Read on...
  39. PDD-16-01(A) HEB Planned Development District Extension (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN)

    PDD-16-01(A) HEB Planned Development District Extension (THIS APPLICATION HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN) Read on...
  40. 140 South Guadalupe Street Demolition Request (#2021-38575)

    140 South Guadalupe Street Demolition Request (#2021-38575) Read on...
  41. AN-22-05 (Centerpoint Commons Annexation)

    AN-22-05 (Centerpoint Commons Annexation) Read on...
  42. ZC-22-01 (1601 E McCarty FD to CD-1)

    ZC-22-01 (1601 E McCarty FD to CD-1) Read on...
  43. ZC-22-02 (1601 E McCarty FD to LI)

    ZC-22-02 (1601 E McCarty FD to LI) Read on...
  44. ZC-22-03 (Sedona North FD to CD-3)

    ZC-22-03 (Sedona North FD to CD-3) Read on...
  45. ZC-22-04 (Sedona North FD to HC)

    ZC-22-04 (Sedona North FD to HC) Read on...
  46. ZC-22-07 (W. Corner of the Central Park Lp & Fountain Grass Dr Intersection / La Cima Ph 3A+3B Zon

    ZC-22-07 (W. Corner of the Central Park Lp & Fountain Grass Dr Intersection / La Cima Ph 3A+3B Zone Change) Read on...
  47. AN-22-08 (Posey Industrial Park)

    AN-22-08 (Posey Industrial Park) Read on...
  48. ZC-22-16 (Posey Road Industrial Phase 2 HI)

    ZC-22-16 (Posey Road Industrial Phase 2 HI) Read on...
  49. ZC-22-15 (Posey Road Industrial Phase 2 HC)

    ZC-22-15 (Posey Road Industrial Phase 2 HC) Read on...
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