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Sugar Land seeks volunteers to help guide land use, promote development of city

Sugar Land residents have the opportunity to get involved with the decisions made in their community by applying to be a part of the Planning and Zoning Commission!

The Planning and Zoning Commission was established to make recommendations to Sugar Land City Council concerning the use of land and other planning functions according to state law, to promote the orderly development of the city, and to serve as advisory concerning master plans and changes to the zoning plan. The commission is comprised of nine Sugar Land residents who serve two-year terms.

Want to learn more about what you can do as part of the Planning and Zoning commission? Read more below.

So what are the roles and responsibilities of a commissioner?

Ordinance No. 1178, § 1, 6-15-99. The City Charter provides that the commission shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Approve or disapprove subdivision plats as provided by state law and city ordinance;
  • Recommend to the council approval or disapproval of proposed changes in the zoning regulations and zoning map as provided by state law and city ordinance;
  • Make recommendations to the council on the city’s master plans;
  • Make recommendations to the city manager and the City Council on the city’s five-year capital improvements plan; and,
  • Perform any other duties as directed by the council or by ordinance.

How do I apply for the vacancy?

Click here for access to the Planning & Zoning Commission application. Applications are open until February 28, 2022. Registered volunteers, begin your application under “I already have a username.” New volunteers must register under “I am new to”

For more information on the Planning and Zoning commission, visit

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