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You can determine the zoning of a property by looking at the zoning map (on website) Then refer to the Code of Ordinances (Article 9.04 Zoning Ordinance) for District Regulations. Additionally, you can call the Planning and Development Department or send an email to a Planner (see staff directory) if you need additional information regarding zoning.
There are no zoning districts in the ETJ. The city’s zoning authority does not extend to its ETJ. However, the city’s Subdivision Regulations do extend to the ETJ.
One of the principal functions of municipal government is to encourage citizen participation within the framework of local government operations and decision making. During a public hearing, the applicant and people in favor of or opposed to the zoning request may present their views. In addition to speaking at the public hearing, you may also send letters to the Commission and Council either directly or through the Planning and Development Office, or you may discuss the case with the Planning and Development Staff. A petition is a more formal process of registering your support for or opposition to a zoning request. A petition may influence the Planning and Zoning Commission and/or the City Council’s decision. A petition becomes a permanent part of the case and must be filed with staff. Regardless of the type of petition, there is no legal effect on the Planning and Zoning Commission’s vote. A simple majority vote recommending approval or denial of a zoning request is all that is required of the Commission. However, the Commission’s decision may be influenced by petitions of support or opposition. Petitions of support may influence final Council action, but they have no legal effect. Petitions of opposition submitted to staff, that are properly notarized and meet state and local criteria will invoke a required three-fourths vote of approval to permit a change. In order to invoke the mandatory three-fourths approval, the petition must be signed by the owners of at least 20 percent of either:
The Subdivision Regulations (Part III-A of the Code of Ordinance) apply to all property within the corporate limits of the city of Anna as well as areas outside of the corporate limits of the city, but within the extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) of the city. The subdivision or platting process can take one month to several months depending on many factors. Please call the Development Services Department at 972-924-2616 to discuss in more detail.
Start by checking with Collin County Central Appraisal District (www.collincad.org). Once on the website click on the Property Records search option which gives you the option to search for real property by account number, address or owner name. Once you have found the property, open the record and look beneath the owner’s name, mailing address and location, and look at the legal description. If the description includes a subdivision name as well as lot and block, it is likely that the property is platted. If the description includes information such as tracts or abstract, it is likely that the property is not platted. To view the plat or abstract map, you can also click Plat Map or Plat Map Image beneath the Maps and Forms section of the property page. Please contact the Development Services Department at 972-924-2616 to verify whether or not your property is platted.
Extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) means all land situated within one mile in all directions from the corporate boundary of the city and its extensions, and which is not in conflict with the ETJ of another municipality, or with any duly executed boundary agreement with another incorporated municipality. A city’s ETJ is essentially the area outside a city’s corporate limits but within the ultimate planning area. Generally, it can be thought of as a ring around Anna which enables the city to regulate subdivision of land, however, it does not allow for zoning regulation.
Addresses are assigned by the city of Anna Planning and Development Department after lots have been platted. Please contact the Planning and Development Department at 972-924-3325.