Frequently Asked Questions

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.

A sick or injured animal, loose livestock, wild animal at a residence, aggressive animals, Animal Bite Cases, and Police or Fire assistance. See Animal Emergencies for more information.

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.

The City Council meets the second and fourth Monday of each month. Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 1200 East Broad Street. The Regular Business Session begins at 7:00 p.m.

The Code Compliance department handles calls for tall grass. The number is 817-276-4221.

Council Members are elected at large, which means they represent the whole City of Mansfield, not just a particular area. Addresses and telephone numbers for the Council are listed on the Mayor & Council page.

The roads, service roads, and signage are maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation and should be directed to them. The main number is 817-370-6500.

Yes, they are televised live on Channel 190 through Charter Communications and on Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse.  You can also watch the City Council meetings live on the internet.

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