Planning and Urban Design

Division Functions

***Effective September 1, 2019***

The City of Rowlett Community Development Department will now only accept applications for plats and plan submittals and resubmittals  based on the following schedule:

  • Plats will be received on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month by 3:00 p.m.
  • All other submittals will be received on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month by 3:00 p.m.                           
  • Any application that does not provide the required exhibits or information will not be accepted by the city
  • Visit for more information.


The Planning Division manages land use development by implementing the Comprehensive Plan and administering the Rowlett Development Code and Form Based Code, as well as the other plans, ordinances, policies, and procedures of the City. The division also prepares plans and/or studies that serve to guide future development. For more information, please refer to our FAQ's.

View descriptions of the different zoning districts in Rowlett (PDF).