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The first step in platting your property is to contact a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor. The Surveyor will manage the platting of the property and all the approvals that the City requires. Questions about whether you have enough land for a certain plan can be directed to the Planning Department.
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The City of Rosenberg has not adopted a Zoning Ordinance or Zoning map; however, there are land development regulations located in the Unified Development Code (UDC). At request, the Planning Department can write a No Zoning Letter. If you only need a generic No Zoning Letter, you can find it here.
A Preliminary/Final plat typically takes three (3) months for approvals, if there are no major issues. Building plans can be reviewed concurrently, but will not be issued until the plat has Council approval.
To find a flow chart showing the process from beginning to end, please follow this link.
Since there is no Zoning in the City of Rosenberg, use is not restricted (except for a few state and ordinance regulated uses). One thing to keep in mind, is that if you wish to convert your existing building into another use, the building must be brought into compliance with adopted Building Codes. One of the biggest challenges of converting residential to commercial, is that commercial buildings must have a 30-foot setback from adjacent residential uses.
The City of Rosenberg is responsible for issuing interment/disinterment and monument permits for the WOW Cemetery, also known as the Rosenberg Cemetery. The City does not own or sell any spaces.
Multi-family regulations are found in Chapter 1 of the Unified Development Code, or can be reviewed using this extracted document. Multi-family is any development on one piece of land, with more than two dwelling units.