FAQ

How often does the Planning and Zoning Board meet?  The Planning and Zoning Board  meets on the third Wednesday of ever month at 8:30 A.M. at Kilgore City Hall 815 N. Kilgore Street.

What is the process for rezoning a piece of property?

A.  Application is submitted to the Planning Department with a $175 non-refundable application fee.

B.  All property owners within 200 ft of the request will be notified by letter from the Planning Department, as well as notification in the local newspaper.

C.  First public hearing will be held at the Planning and Zoning Board Meeting.  Anyone who wishes to speak for or against the zoning will speak at this time.

D.  The Planning and Zoning Board makes a recommendation to the City Council.

E.  The City Council will hold a second public hearing before voting on the rezoning request.  Anyone who wishes to speak can also do so at that time.

F.  After the second public hearing, the City Council will vote approval or denial of the request.

Note:  Any rezoning request that has 20% or greater protest from the property owners within 200 feet will require a 4/5 vote from the City Council for approval.

When does the Zoning  Board of Adjustment meet?  The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on an as needed basis.

What is the process for applying for a variance?

A.  Variances to the City of Kilgore Development Code must be considered by the Zoning Board of Adjustments unless otherwise indicated in the Code,

B.  Application is submitted to the Planning Department with a non-refundable fee of $175.

C.  Adjacent property owners are notified of the variance request.

D.  A public hearing is conducted at the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting for anyone who wishes to speak for or against the variance request.

E.  Final Decision is voted on by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

Note:  Decisions from the Zoning Board of Adjustment can only be appealed to a court of appropriate jurisdiction and not the City Council.

How do I purchase Sheriff Sale Property? 

A.  All Sheriff Sale property deeded to the City of Kilgore must be approved for sale by the CIty Council.

B.  Submit a letter of request to the Planning Deparment listing your name, address, telephone number, the lot you would like to purchase, what are your plans for the property, and the price.

C.  The request for purchase will be placed on the City Council agenda.

D.  If approved, the City Attorney will provide the deed and the Planning Department will handle the filing at the courthouse.

What is a requirement to pull an electrical, mechanical or plumbing permit? 

A copy of the subcontractor's Master's license and certificate of liability insurance is required in order to pull a permit. 

What is the general process to obtain a building permit? 

Submit  a completed form of a building permit application and a site plan that reflects property lines with measurements of  preexisting and proposed structures. Depending upon project, up to 5 departments with the minimum of 2 may review the permit application.

Do I need a building permit for a car port? 

Yes. A completed building permit application and a site plan that reflects property lines with measurements of  preexisting and proposed structures.

Do I need a building permit for a storage building? 

Yes. Any accessory structure that is 10X12 or 120 square feet  and up requires a building permit.

How long does it take for my building permit to be approved? 

Approval of building permits are contigent upon the number of  departments that must review the permit application and whether if a department disapproved an aspect of the project, Time frame may vary from a day to a week depending on the scope of the project.

How much will my building permit cost? 

Building permit costs are contigent upon the job value of the project.