Planning and Development


The City of Watauga Planning and Development is committed to providing assistance with zoning, platting, economic development programs, research, and assistance to all Watauga businesses and residents to enhance quality of life within our city and build community.

Explore and learn about the various elements of Planning and Development within the City of Watauga!

  • Planning & Zoning: The first crucial step of operating a business includes understanding the various categories of Zoning within the City and how they may affect the location, land uses, and development standards.
  • Certificate of Occupancy: Is necessary for all commercial structures, the CO helps to insure the safety and welfare of those shopping, playing, and dining in the City of Watauga.
  • Shop Local: Utilizing on-line and print media, local businesses can help spread the word about grand openings, anniversaries, specials, and much more! For more information about these and other programs, please contact the Economic Development Specialist at 817.514.5813. 
  • Watauga Rolls: Public/Private partnership between the City and our business community developed from One Watauga, City's Comprehensive Master Plan. The objectives of the program are to create a sense of place, civic pride, and distinguish Watauga from its neighboring cities. Participating businesses or shopping centers will be provided a Watauga branded bicycle rack. Contact the Director of Planning & Economic Development at 817.514.5818 for additional information or to apply.