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Approval of building permits are contingent 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.
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The City of Kilgore is currently the addressing authority within the city limit boundaries. You may request a 911 address by filling out the required application and submitting it to Kilgore City Hall or by email
Click here for an address request form.
The Planning Department does have hours that are open to the public. At those times, anyone can come to city hall and speak with someone in the Planning Department without an appointment. Those hours are as follows: Monday 8 A.M.- 12 P.M., Tuesday 9 A.M. to 11 A.M., Wednesday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Friday 8 A.M. to 12 P.M. If it is outside these designated times, then an appointment must be made. Please call 903-988-4113 or by clicking here to schedule an appointment.
Tax Trust Property or sometimes called Back Tax Property can be purchased through the City of Kilgore if the property lies within the corporate city limits of Kilgore. The City Council must approve the sale of any tax trust property. Please visit the related documents under the Planning page of this website for a current list of current available properties.
Manufactured homes are only allowed in a licensed Manufactured Home Park or if you as a property owner are replacing your manufactured home. Rules for replacement are 1). The manufactured home can be no older that five years old at the time of permitting 2). The manufactured home must be at least the same size or larger than the one that is being replaced 3). You must own the property and manufactured home and be living in the home for a replacement to be allowed. 4). The manufactured home on the lot can only be replaced one time. Absolutely no mobile home are allowed within the city limits.
You can visit the City Map Gallery on this website to see zoning of property. Additionally, property ownership information, floodplain information, brush pickup days and much more can be found at the City Map Gallery. If are unable to find this information please contact the Planning Department.
The City of Kilgore Permit Office can set up all pre-development meetings with staff members. The phone number of the Kilgore Permit Office is 903-988-4119
The Planning and Zoning Board meets on the third Wednesday of ever month at 8:30 A.M. Kilgore City Hall located at 815 N Kilgore Street.
Please note any rezoning request that has 20% or greater protest from the property owners within 200 feet will require a 4 of 5 vote from the City Council for approval.
The timeline for a rezoning is 60-90 days.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on an as needed basis.
Please note that decisions from the Zoning Board of Adjustment can only be appealed to a court of appropriate jurisdiction and not the City Council.
A copy of the subcontractor's Master's license and certificate of liability insurance is required in order to pull a 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.
Yes. A completed building permit application and a site plan that reflects property lines with measurements of preexisting and proposed structures.
Yes. Any accessory structure that is 10 feet by 12 feet or 120 square feet and up requires a building permit.
Building permit costs are contingent upon the job value of the project.