Welcome to the Plat Tracker
P&D Logo Plat Tracker allows land planners, civil engineers and surveyors to submit subdivision plat applications for review and presentation to the Houston Planning Commission. Applicants and the public will be able to track the progress of plat applications. Regional agencies that have an interest in land development in Houston and Houston's ETJ will use Plat Tracker to share files and communicate their comments to the Planning staff for each application.

The general public can keep up with land development proposals in their neighborhoods by viewing and downloading Planning Commission agendas, data spreadsheets regarding applications, meeting minutes, etc.

The March 19 Planning Commission meeting is CANCELLED. Please monitor our website and social media pages as future meetings may be affected by changes due to the public health advisories. We experienced a similar meeting cancellation in 2019 due to Tropical Storm Imelda and adopted the "Imelda Rule" for how applications posted on that agenda were impacted. It has been slightly modified to address how items will be handled should a meeting have to be cancelled. Even though we are cancelling the PC, we are able to keep more than 80% of our applications moving forward (approved).

Consent Plats and Replats
  • If the application meets the rules, subject to minor corrections and all staff comments; the item will be considered approved.
  • If the application does not meet the rules in some significant way; the item will be considered deferred to a future agenda.
  • If the application is deferred twice and does not meet the rules, the applicant can request to withdraw it, or it will be deferred again even if more than 30 days will lapse.

Replats requiring a public hearing will be deferred until the next meeting.

Variance, Special Exception and Reconsideration of Requirement requests will be deferred until the next meeting.

Hotel Motel Application requests will be deferred until the next meeting.

SMLSA Application requests will be deferred until the next meeting.

Establishing Public Hearings dates for a future meeting may be delayed as public health concerns change.

Extensions of Plat Approval that meet the rules will be approved.

Planning Commission Agendas

Current Agendas

Current Agenda (pdf)
Current Agenda (spreadsheet)
Current Agenda by Council District (spreadsheet)

Previous Agendas

Mar 19, 2020 Action Agenda (pdf)
Mar 05, 2020 Action Agenda (pdf)
Previous Agenda (spreadsheet)
Previous Agenda by Council District (spreadsheet)

Planning Commission Calendar

Commission Meeting Schedule 2020
Chapter 26 Submittal Dates 2020
P&D Calendar of Events

2020 Fee Schedule – Effective January 1, 2020

The new fee schedule will become effective January 1, 2020. The new fees will apply to applications submitted on or after the effective date. Click here to see the fee schedule.

NEW fee and procedure for subdivision plats requiring public notice!

The Planning and Development Department will begin collecting a notice mail-out fee for all subdivision plat applications that require public notice per Chapter 42-47 and 42-83 starting January 6th, 2017. Instead of providing addressed, stamped envelopes with your public hearing or variance application, you will pay a fee of approximately $3.00 per address that must be notified. This fee covers the cost of preparing and mailing the notice package.

New information will be required on the Plat Tracker pages listed below for subdivision plat applications requiring notice:

  • Step 2: Check "Notice Mail-Out"
  • Step 7: Enter the "Notice Mail-Out- No. of envelopes per appraisal district records"
  • Step 8: Verify the amount to be paid

You are no longer required to bring a notification packet with envelopes as the department will be responsible for preparing envelopes for mailing letters to all property owners in the notice area.

These changes will start appearing on Plat Tracker around December 20th and this fee will apply to new applications submitted on or after January 6th, 2017. Any applications in incomplete status during this transition period will still provide the notice mail-out packages. Additional information will be made available on our webpage as we approach this date.

Signs are still required: You must continue to place the notification sign on the property as required by Chapter 42 and send pictures of the sign to the staff to verify the placement.

Message Board

  1. Click here to view Chapter 42 ordinance.
  2. Plat Submittal Policies and Guidelines
  3. REFUND POLICY: The Planning and Development Department does not refund platting fees for incomplete, inactive or withdrawn plat applications.
  4. Getting Started in Plat Tracker
    Registration Guide
    Registry Drawing Layer Definitions
    Registry Drawing Template
    Tips for Creating a Registry Drawing
    Applicant User Guide
    Addressing & Street Guidebook
    Addressing Ordinance

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