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.

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.

You can get a copy of your plat by either contacting the Planning Department or the Tarrant, Johnson, or Ellis County Plat Records.

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.

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.

Zoning is a local government's ability to regulate the use and development of land. It is designed to protect property values by preventing the location of incompatible uses in close proximity to each other. Planning involves the development of programs, plans, and policies for the creation of a better community. Zoning and Planning are closely related.

You can view Mansfield GIS data online by visiting our interactive GIS web page. There, you will be able to zoom in on a particular area of the City and view a number of different data layers. All of the data will be viewed through your web browser. No special software is required.

There have been 206 wells drilled within the City.

The Gas Well Inspector regularly inspects each drill site within our jurisdiction in accordance with Chapter 114 of the Mansfield Code of Ordinances. Drill sites are also inspected by the Fire Marshal’s office. In addition to municipal oversight, the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) has jurisdiction over well permitting, inspections, and production in accordance with applicable state rules and regulations.

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