Planning/Zoning

The City of Rice has a seven-member Planning Commission that meets the last Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Rice Council Chambers.  Members serve for a three-year term.  The Planning Commission is a recommending commission to the City Council.  The role of the Planning Commission is to prepare and periodically review the Comprehensive Plan and then putting that plan into action through zoning/subdivision regulations, zoning map, and a capital improvement program. 
To apply for Conditional Use or Variance please check out our permits page for more info.
Wac $2000, Sac $3100, 
Meter Approx. $300

Zoning/Subdivision Regulations
The Planning Commission and City Council continue view and review ordinances and zoning to meet the changes needs of our community. Below are the most recent published codes. If you have further questions please contact City Hall during regular business hours.

In early summer 2011, the City of Rice began the process of updating their Comprehensive Plan which was last updated in 2004.  A Comprehensive plan ad-hoc task force was organized, composed of members representing diverse backgrounds, to provide input for the creation of this planning tool.  After input was gathered at multiple ad-hoc task force meetings, a draft plan was developed, approved by the Rice Planning Commission and ordained by the Rice City Council on Feb. 6th, 2012.

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