Planning & Zoning

Mission Statement

To provide professional advice and technical expertise in regards to short and long term planning issues, for our citizens, elected officials, appointed boards and commissions, and city staff, pursuant to city ordinaces and the comprehensive plan.

To continually work and develop our long term commitment to secure a strong economic base, safeguarding our environment through development guidelines governed by quality master plans, implementation and development reviews.

Aerial View of Port A

Comprehensive Planning

Street Design Specifications
Street Design Specifications

Plans Under Construction
Airport Master Plan
Utilities Master Plan

Development Fees

(also see: On-Line Forms web page)

Dune Permitting

Development Fees Fee
Preliminary Plat $365.00 + $15 per lot-plus actual
Final Plat $365.00 + $15 per lot-plus actual
engineering costs associated
with final plat and post final plan reviews
of development
Minor Plat $265.00 + Engineering Costs
Zoning Request Change $350.00
Special Use Permit Request $350.00 plus actual engineering costs
Board of Adjustments & Appeals
Request (Call Building Dept.)
Street Closing Request $300.00 - plus actual engineering costs
Alley Closing Request $300.00 - plus actual engineering costs
Beachfront Construction Certificate $85.00
Dune Permit (area only includes
that within dune protection area)
$350.00 plus actual engineering costs
Permit Research $22.00 per hour

City Maps

*All maps (with PDF) available in AutoCAD 2007 format. Please call the Planning Department at 361.749.4111

Planning On-Line Forms

Impact Fee Ordinance

Marina Study 2014

Please click on the links below to the view the Market Analysis for the Port Aransas Marina Development and the Waterfront Development Study.


Please click on the links below to view the Nueces County Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and incorporated areas. Additional and individual Flood Map information can be found at this interactive site ""