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Board of Adjustment - Commercial

The Board of Adjustment has the powers and exercises the duties of a board in accordance with Chapter 211, Title 7, Local Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Annotated Codes. The Board hears and decides cases where it is alleged there is error in any requirement, decision, or determination made by the Building Official in the enforcement of ordinances, and has the power to establish public notice and hearing to alter previous action in such matters. They have such powers as are specified by Ordinance No. 5756.

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Board of Adjustment - Residential

The Board of Adjustment has the powers and exercises the duties of a board in accordance with Chapter 211, Title 7, Local Government Code, Vernon’s Texas Annotated Codes. The Board hears and decides cases where it is alleged there is error in any requirement, decision, or determination made by the Building Official in the enforcement of ordinances, and has the power to establish public notice and hearing to alter previous action in such matters. They have such powers as are specified by Ordinance No. 5756.

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City Plan Commission

The commission has the authority of final approval of subdivision plats; is an advisory body to the City Council on all matters relating to public improvements; and has such other duties and powers as specified in Ordinance No. 5755.

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Construction & Fire Prevention Board of Appeals

The Board was established for the purpose of determining the acceptability and adequacy of materials, equipment and methods of construction and for interpretation of the standards outlined in Ordinance No. 14043.

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Downtown Design Review Board

The Board is hereby charged with the duty and invested with the authority to enforce the Downtown Urban Design Standards for new construction and renovations by hearing and deciding applications for certificates of appropriateness in accordance with Section 4.1200; and propose amendments to the Downtown Urban Design Standards to the City Zoning Commission and City Council from time to time.

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Historic & Cultural Landmarks Commission

The Commission administers the city’s Certified Local Government Program; increases public awareness of the value of the historic, cultural, architectural and archeological preservation; conducts ongoing surveys to identify and list significant historical, cultural, architectural and archeological resources; holds hearings and recommends to the City Council that certain structures and property be designated as Historic Structures; maintains, revises and amends the Historic Resources Survey; enforces and amends design guidelines for HC Overlay Districts; holds hearings and makes decisions concerning the issuance of Certificates of Appropriateness; reviews public works and public utility projects to be constructed within or immediately adjacent to HC Overlay Districts; administers the City’s program of Historic Site tax exemptions.

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Lake Worth Regional Coordination Committee

The Lake Worth Regional Coordination Committee (LWRCC) provides advice as requested to the City Council and other decision-making bodies regarding growth and development in the Lake Worth watershed.

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Urban Design Commission

Recommends the designation of design districts; reviews and approves stealth communication towers as well as antennas that are surface mounted on enclosed buildings and structures; reviews and recommends to the City Council the approval or modification of proposed design guidelines for design districts, except those districts where a separate design review board is established by the City Council; reviews and approves projects in Design Districts for compliance with design guidelines, except those districts where a separate design review board is established by the City Council; and Reviewing and approving design standards for other projects as directed by the City Council.

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Contact

Customer Service: 
817-392-2222
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Address:
City Hall, Lower Level
1000 Throckmorton St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102

Director:
Randle Harwood

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Accommodations & Accessibility

Accommodations are available for residents who have accessibility requirements. To learn more about accessibility accommodations available from the City of Fort Worth, view the city ordinance or visit the accessibility page.