Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals

The Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals (ZBA) is responsible for the requests of variances (commercial and residential) to the Unified Development Code (UDC) due to unusual circumstances, unique or restricted physical limitation or hardships where absolute adherence to the UDC might or would preclude any development whatsoever of a piece of property.

They also can consider expansions of non-conforming uses, amortization of non-conforming uses, appeals to administrative decisions of staff, and network nodes.

For more information regarding carport, accessory structure, and garage conversion requirements, please visit the Planning FAQ tab.

Application Process

Step 1.Apply

You must apply online through the City of Grand Prairie's Customer Self-Service portal. First time users will need a valid email address to set up an account. It takes about 5 minutes to create a new account.

Apply Online

Questions? You are welcome to call the Planning Division at 972-237-8255 or visit in person for help submitting your online application.

Step 2.Application is Reviewed

Applications for variances will be reviewed by the City of Grand Prairie Planning Division and Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals.

If denied, applicants must wait six months before reapplying. Please refer to the Unified Development Code for specific steps of approval.

Requirements

Initial Submittal Requirements for ZBA Applications:

*Required documents should be uploaded with the online application through the Customer Self-Service portal.

View the City of Grand Prairie Development Guide(PDF, 896KB) for more information.

Fees

View the Fee Schedule in Article 22 of the Unified Development Code(PDF, 356KB) for the list of application fees.

You can also use the Customer Self-Service Fee Estimator tool to view fees.

Once you apply for a variance, the Planning staff will verify that your application is complete and send you an invoice for the application fee.

Agendas and Minutes

The Zoning Board of Adjustments and Appeals meetings are held once a month, generally at 7 p.m. every third Monday. Meetings are usually conducted in-person at Grand Prairie City Hall Council Chambers, 300 W. Main Street. If it is determined that a videoconference should replace the in-person format or if a videoconference will be offered in addition to the in-person format, information on how to participate in the videoconference will be listed within the meeting agendas below.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage residents who do not wish to speak at public meetings to watch online instead or watch replays. (Note: Technical issues may prevent a complete broadcast.)

Upcoming Meetings

Members

Nine members. Mayor and council members appoint one member each.

Contact

Zoning Board of Adjustments & Appeals Contact: For more information on meeting dates or if interested in attending, please email Monica Espinoza.