Boards & Commissions


Planning Department


333 Water Street, 
Belton, TX 76513

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Boards & Commissions
Historic Preservation Commission (HPC)
The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) is a citizen commission appointed by the City Council to preserve, protect and promote the City of Belton's historic resources through preservation, public education, community partnerships, and heritage tourism. The Historic Preservation Commission's responsibilities include: 
The HPC meets at 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center. 

Planning & Zoning Commission (P&Z)
Planning and Zoning is responsible for a variety of activities and initiatives related to the quality and responsible growth of the community. The Planning Department's goal is to improve the quality of life in Belton by implementing standards for new development and encouraging maintenance, preservation and reinvestment in the older parts of the City.  

Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA)
The Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) is a City Council-appointed, quasi-judicial board that considers appeals in zoning matters and may recommend granting special exemptions or variances for non-conforming land uses. The Board is comprised of citizen appointees: five regular members and two alternates.  
The Zoning Board of Adjustments schedules appeals within a reasonable time, and notifies the public at least 10 days prior to a hearing. Property owners located within 200 feet of the property on which the appeal is made are mailed hearing notices. 

The Zoning Board of Adjustments meets when requests for variances are submitted. Once an application is submitted, the Planning Department schedules a meeting.  ZBA Meetings are typically held on in the Wright Room at the Harris Community Center.