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The Unified Development Code (UDC) is a document of all consolidated development related regulations including but not limited to subdivision regulations, design standards and zoning requirements.
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You may have a Cibolo mailing address but not actually reside in the corporate city limits of the City of Cibolo. If you would like to view the city limits or E.T.J (extraterritorial jurisdiction) on a map, please visit the online maps section. See City Limits Map
To determine if your home is in a floodplain go to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website or contact Cibolo Planning and Zoning staff members.
FEMA's National Flood Hazard Map
A plat is the official map of an addition or subdivision, showing the number and dimensions of lots, public rights-of-way, and easements. The plat must be filed with the County Clerk after the City has approved it and all requirements for recordation have been met.
According to the Texas Local Government Code, the platting process is required unless all of the following conditions are met: The division results in parcels of land that each contain an area greater than five (5) acres. Each parcel has access to a public street and no public improvement is being dedicated.
You will need to hire a Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). A licensed professional engineer will also be needed if public infrastructure will be required. You can locate a professional Engineer or Surveyor by contacting the Texas Society of Professional Engineers or the Texas Surveyor's Association or by looking in your local phone directory. Upon request, Staff may provide a list of RPLS/Engineers that have or are currently working within the City of Cibolo.
The land development code of Cibolo is called the Unified Development Code. Any new developer may reference City of Cibolo’s interactive Zoning Map along with the Easy Zoning Guide for zoning verification, permissible/conditional uses with a Zoning classification, setbacks, impervious coverage, height restrictions and other.
The current codes and code amendments can be found on the City website in the Building Codes/Amendments section.
You can find an application for permits in the Fees Schedule and Application section of the City website. A Site Development permit is typically issued post approved Civil Construction Plans and Pre Construction meeting with General Contractor, Project Engineer and Architect;
Reference current Fee Ordinance 1232 (PDF);
City of Cibolo charges Impact fees for water, wastewater, drainage and transportation on a project by project basis. The 2013 Impact Fee Ordinance is currently under review, please contact Planning and Engineering staff for fee estimates based on the scope of a proposed project.
Please reference New Commercial Development (How-To) Guide. Prior to official Site Plan package submittal, staff encourages the developer to request a Pre Application Conference with staff to become familiar with the City’s development regulations and Site Plan process.
Please reference City of Cibolo Request for Review Form, this document will be provided by the developer to the appropriate Utilities for review and approval prior to official Civil Site Plan submittal. Utility contacts available on request.
On submittal of a complete Site Plan package, process of review typically takes 45 days;
See current Sign Ordinance 1188 (PDF);
The City recognizes that all projects and buildings have unique attributes that may not allow for complete compliance of the UDC. In those instances, see City staff for alternative design solutions that will satisfy the spirit and intent of the UDC. Should a solution not be found, staff may present the variance process as a solution;
Please reference UDC in regard to below items:
Exterior Design Requirements – Article 8.3
Landscaping and Irrigation – Article 17
Parking Requirements – Article 10
Detention/Retention, Water, Wastewater – Article 19
Lot Design Standards – Article 14
Environmental Performance Standards – Article 7
Fencing and Screening – Article 8
All Site Plans shall include General Notes as stipulated within UDC Article 12.3.2(E)
Complete Site Plan Cover Sheet Information regarding the project. This may be placed on the cover page of Civil Plans or as a standalone PDF document