Frequently Asked Questions

No. A building permit cannot be issued for a property that has not been platted or is not a legal lot of record.

The State of Texas and the City of Mansfield Animal Control requires that your animal receive an annual rabies vaccination. The City of Mansfield recommends that your animal receive all of the preventative vaccinations. All vaccinations should be administered by a Licensed Veterinarian.

Water and sewer leaks are handled by the Water Utilities Division. You can call Utility Field Operations at 817-473-8411.

Visit our interactive mapping site. You can zoom in to any specific area of the city using your cursor.  Call us at the Planning Department at (817) 276-4226 during regular office hours to ask our staff about the information you require. Visit our offices during regular working hours to review the official zoning map and talk to the planning staff about zoning.

First, contact the Planning Department to find all the relevant information about the project. Next, the city has several avenues for citizens to express their opinions about the development projects in the city. Some of the options are: Attend Planning and Zoning Commission public hearings to learn about the project and voice your opinions. Attend City Council public hearings to learn about the project and voice your opinions.

The legal is limit four dogs or four cats but not to exceed the combined total of six such animals over the age of eight weeks.

Call Mansfield Animal Care and Control at 817-276-4799 to find out if the pet has been reported as missing. If so, Animal Care and Control will attempt to contact the possible owner(s). If you wish to hold on to the pet for a few days to see if the owner turns up, you should leave a found report.

All questions involving injured or dead animals should be referred to Animal Control at 817-276-4799.

No. The Texas Local Government Code and the City of Mansfield Subdivision Ordinance requires property to be subdivided through the platting process before it can be sold for the purpose of creating two or more parcels. A lot that is sold by a metes and bounds description only and has not been platted into a separate lot is not a legal lot of record.

A map of a subdivision that represents a tract of land, showing the boundaries and location of individual properties, streets, easements and other pertinent information. After a plat is approved by the Planning and Zoning Commission it is filed with the appropriate county clerk and becomes a legal lot of record for which a building permit can be issued.

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