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PLANNING DEPARTMENT

The Department of Planning administers land use and subdivision regulations designed to encourage the development of safe, accessible, and attractive properties and the enhancement of property values in Mansfield.

The department also provides technical assistance on zoning and development matters that go before the City Council and the Planning and Zoning Commission.


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Electronic Vaping Devices and E-Cigarettes Ordinance
E-cigarettes

The City of Mansfield has adopted a new ordinance pertaining to electronic vaping devices and e-cigarettes. This is a summary of the new ordinance that went into effect on April 30, 2014:

  • Electronic vaping devices and e-cigarettes cannot be used in areas where smoking is prohibited. A business owner or anyone who allows the use of electronic vaping devices or e-cigarettes in non-smoking areas will be in violation of the new ordinance.
  • It is unlawful to sell or distribute electronic vaping devices, e-cigarettes and liquid nicotine products to minors under the age of 18. Both businesses and their employees that sell or distribute these products to minors may be subject to prosecution.

We appreciate your cooperation in complying with the new ordinance. A copy of the new ordinance is available here.

Posted on 04/30/14
Historic Mansfield Implementation Plan

Historic Mansfield is the cultural and historic heart of the community. In recent years, the area has seen increased community events and business interest with potential for much greater vitality by tying the businesses and pedestrian scale of classic era development along Main Street to its surrounding neighborhoods.

To assist with the City’s ongoing revitalization efforts for Historic Mansfield, Gateway Planning has prepared a draft implementation plan to establish a maturing vision that supports existing businesses, meets market demand by providing a range of Historic Mansfield housing options, and improves the destination function of Main Street. In addition, the draft report includes regulatory recommendations to implement the vision for Historic Mansfield and public improvement recommendations.

A copy of the draft report is available here.

Posted on 09/26/13
Fence Information

The City of Mansfield has adopted new construction standards for all new wood privacy fences and existing wood privacy fences undergoing replacement or repair. Among the new standards now is place:

  • A fence permit is required and must be obtained prior to construction of the new or replacement fence 5 feet in height or greater.
  • Vertical fence posts must now be galvanized steel
  • Horizontal stringers must be used to securely fasten fence materials

The new standards are designed to improve wooden fence construction and prevent the fences from leaning and falling due to rot, decay or vandalism.

For more information on the new fence construction standards, contact the city’s planning department at 817-276-4259 or click here for the detailed requirements and permit application.

Posted on 01/04/13

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