Planning Department

Planning Department
Planning is a dynamic profession that works to improve the welfare of people and their communities by creating more efficient, convenient, equitable, healthful, and attractive places for present and future generations. In order to create this sense of place, the Planning Department provides residents and developers with a one-stop destination for all key functions related to the initial development review process.
Please utilize this webpage to learn more about Waxahachie’s growth and development. Some of the features on this page include:
Planning and Zoning Commission Zoning Board of Adjustments
Comprehensive Plan GIS and Mapping Services
Development Review Process Community Profile

Comprehensive Plan Update
The City has hired a consultant (Verdunity) to update its Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan will serve as the City's blueprint to guide growth and development for the next 10 to 20 years. City staff and elected officials will use the Plan to align the work of the City around the issues that matter most to the community. You can get involved by viewing upcoming meetings and previous meeting materials at If you have any questions regarding the Comprehensive Plan update feel free to contact the Planning Department ( or (469) 309-4290.

Try Our New Citizen Self Service(CSS) Portal!

As we are encouraging citizens to conduct city business remotely through online and telephone communication, all online convenience fees associated with the use of our Citizen Self Service Portal are currently being waived. Thank you for helping do our part together to keep our community safe! 

The City has a new online portal for electronic plan review and permits. 

To enhance customer experience for submitting plans and obtaining permits some of the key features include the ability to: 
  • Submit Applications and Payments Electronically
  • Schedule Inspections Online
  • Track the Status of Permits in Real Time
  • Submit Plans and Receive Comments Electronically 

Use the Link below to access the online portal.

CSS Portal Resource Materials:
Citizen Self Service(CSS) Portal Flyer
CSS Portal FAQs

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Jennifer Pruitt, AICP, LEED-AP, CNU-A Senior Director of Planning
Eleana Tuley, AICP Senior Planner
Ashlie Jones Senior Planner
Zack King Planner
Michelle Venissat Planning Technician
Manjul Shrestha, GISP Senior GIS Analyst
Mathias Hudock GIS Technician

City of Waxahachie, Planning Department
PO Box 757     401 S. Rogers St.     Waxahachie, Texas 75168
Telephone: (469) 309-4290