Planning

A New Way of Doing Business

The Development Services Division is excited to bring you a new way of doing business with the launch of a new software system.


Log in today to our customer-facing side of the system called Citizen Self Service (CSS) which will enable you to create a new account, submit, track and pay online.


Stay tuned for updates, tutorials, system maintenance notifications and resources on our CSS page.

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Citizen Self Service Portal
Planning iconImportant News
  • Beginning January 1, 2019, predevelopment meetings will be held:

    Mondays 2-4 p.m.; Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 12 pm; Wednesdays 10 a.m.to 12 p.m.

  • The update to the Comprehensive Plan is complete! To view the new document, please visit the One McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan page.

  • Follow the Planning Department on Twitter for Planning and Zoning updates, along with new information about the Comprehensive Plan Update.


About the Planning Department

The Planning Department’s mission is to facilitate the creation of safe, balanced, efficient, visually appealing and economically sustainable developments within McKinney’s ultimate planning area by offering streamlined development processes that ensure timely and reasonable economic returns for members of the development community while simultaneously protecting the larger public interest, soliciting and incorporating the public’s feedback in land use and policy recommendations and working with elected and appointed officials to ensure that existing policies and regulations accurately reflect City Council’s goals and objectives for the community.


Planning Department Sections

  • Development Review (Current) Planning Section - duties primarily include the processing of development applications
  • Downtown Development Section - duties primarily include the facilitation of downtown (re)development projects and initiatives
  • Comprehensive (Long-Range) Planning Section - duties primarily include the development of specific policy documents and special studies.

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