Land Development Permits

The pre-submittal meeting is an opportunity for the applicant to review all aspects of the project (annexation, zoning, platting, site development, etc.) with review staff, and to ask and questions about items that may be critical to the project’s feasibility. Staff will explain the City’s requirements, identify what additional studies or analyses may be necessary and produce a set of detailed meeting minutes that will be distributed to the applicant within two weeks of the meeting. A pre-submittal meeting is required before any applications may be submitted.

To schedule a pre-submittal meeting, please complete a pre-submittal meeting request form and email to  PDSintake@roundrocktexas.gov or contact the Planning and Development Services desk at (512) 218-5428 if you have questions. Please allow as much lead time as possible to ensure that appropriate staff are available and have time to review any supplementary documents.

Long-range Plans and Master Plans
Deed and easement research

Refer to the Subdivision Platting page for additional information.

Plat applications are due by noon on the submittal date (see Planning and Zoning Commission 2020 meeting and submittal schedule). Late, early, and incomplete applications will not be accepted. It is very strongly advised that applications be submitted in person so that a staff member can check the application for completeness while the applicant is present. If you have questions regarding the plat submittal process, contact Cecilia Chapa at 512-671-2727.

Application information packets
References
Plat Recordation

PDS will check the recordation materials for completeness and bring the plat to and from the county clerk. Expect five to ten days for the County to record the plat. Final plats must be recorded before they expire (two years after approval).

Easements
Pre-submittal meeting

The pre-submittal meeting is an opportunity for the applicant to review all aspects of the project (annexation, zoning, platting, site development, etc.) with review staff, and to ask and questions about items that may be critical to the project’s feasibility. Staff will explain the City’s requirements, identify what additional studies or analyses may be necessary and produce a set of detailed meeting minutes that will be distributed to the applicant within two weeks of the meeting. A pre-submittal meeting is required before any applications may be submitted.

To schedule a pre-submittal meeting, please complete a pre-submittal meeting request form and email to PDSintake@roundrocktexas.gov or contact the Planning and Development Services desk at (512) 218-5428 if you have questions. Please allow as much lead time as possible to ensure that appropriate staff are available and have time to review any supplementary documents.

Plats in the ETJ

If the proposed subdivision is outside City Limits and annexation is not proposed, please review the Platting in Round Rock’s ETJ Memo for additional County requirements.

Public hearings

Staff reports will indicate whether the project conforms to existing regulations and policies; it is the responsibility of the applicant to represent/advocate for the project to the Planning and Zoning Commission and the public. It is highly advisable for the applicant to meet with potentially affected property owners and homeowners associations before the public hearing.

Subdivision improvements

If the proposed plat includes subdivision improvements, they must be completed or secured before the final plat can be recorded. For further information about subdivision improvements or posting fiscal security to record a plat, contact the Planning and Development Services desk at (512) 218-5428.

Plat expiration
  • A concept plan expires after three years and may not be extended.
  • A preliminary plat expires after two years, but for phased subdivisions may be extended up to three years from the latest approved final plat.
  • A final plat expires two years after approval, but in certain cases may be extended if subdivision improvement plans have been accepted.

The City of Round Rock provides a subdivision improvement permit packet (pdf) that provides the procedural information, checklists, and forms necessary for obtaining a subdivision improvement permit through the Planning and Development Services Department (PDS).

Forms
Design References

The applicant is responsible for constructing subdivision improvements (streets, water, wastewater and drainage) to serve each lot. The plan review, construction inspection, and fiscal posting process are coordinated through the Project Closeout Coordinator.

To post fiscal to guarantee construction of subdivision improvements instead of constructing them prior to plat recordation, contact Hazel Sherrod at 512-341-3161 or hsherrod@roundrocktexas.gov. Download the approved Performance Bond Form or Letter of Credit. Cash is not accepted.

Application information
Forms
Easements
Design References

The City of Round Rock provides a site development permit packet (pdf) that provides the procedural information, checklists, and forms necessary for obtaining site development permit approval through the Planning and Development Services Department (PDS).

The plans provided on behalf of the developer will be reviewed by PDS staff to ensure conformance with City Ordinances and policies, the Design and Construction Standards (DACS), previously submitted schematics, and generally accepted engineering standards.

PDS will also ensure that proposed landscaping and/or hardscape features do not conflict with existing or proposed easements and utilities.

The Planning and Development Services Office coordinates the closeout of all site development and subdivision improvement permit. This includes acceptance of all public improvements constructed within easements and rights-of-way within the City.

During the pre-construction meeting, the PDS Permit Closeout Coordinator will schedule the closeout meeting based on the estimated completion date. This meeting will typically take place 30 – 60 days prior to the estimated completion date. This meeting can be scheduled by contacting Hazel Sherrod at (512) 341-3161 or hsherrod@roundrocktexas.gov.

It is important to make sure that Planning and Development Services is provided any updated contact information to ensure that notifications are being sent to the correct individuals.

This meeting will be held via Microsoft Teams or at the Planning & Development Services Department in the McConico Building at 301 W Bagdad Ave, Suite 210, Round Rock, TX. A meeting link will be sent by the closeout coordinator.

At the conclusion of the closeout meeting, all development representatives will receive a checklist of items required to close out the project.

Financial Forms
Miscellaneous Forms
Sample Letters
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy
Drought Policy
Related applications
Technical references
Fees
Master Plans and Area Plans
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