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 Annexation
 For information about increasing the size of the municipal corporate limits call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Census Information
 For census tract location, or for population, housing, income characteristics and other information provided by the U.S. Census Bureau for Potter and Randall Counties and the City of Amarillo, call the Planning Department at 378-6289. For other counties in the Texas Panhandle contact the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (PRPC) at 372-3381.
 Center City Revitalization
 For information regarding Amarillo's downtown revitalization program call Center City, Inc. at 373-7800.
 City Limits
 For information on existing City size or location of City boundaries call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 City Property Book
 For information on City-owned land and/or facilities call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 Dedicating Land
 To obtain information on the process and regulations regarding dedicating land for public use, right-of-way, easements, etc. call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Easements
 For information pertaining to the location of utility easements, aviation clear zone easements, drainage easements, and other City-owned easements, and the restrictions involved call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Enterprise Zone
 The City of Amarillo Enterprise Zone Program is designed to attract new industry and to encourage the expansion of existing businesses in Amarillo. For information on program benefits, major components, financial incentives, and steps to obtain designation as an enterprise project call the Planning Department at 378-3020.
 Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ)
 Amarillo subdivision regulations are extended into the unincorporated area within a five-mile radius of the City limits. For information regarding Amarillo's ETJ call the Planning Department at 378-3020.
 Historic Preservation
 For information regarding Historic Landmarks and Historic Districts in Amarillo call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Home Occupation
 For zoning information, regulating home occupations, or businesses call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Occupation
 For City-wide land use information call the Planning Department at 378-3020.
 Landscaping Regulations
 For requirements on landscaping multi-family and nonresidential land uses call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Legal Description of Land
 To obtain a legal description of a platted lot call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 License and Hold Harmless Agreements
 To encumber public right-of-way with a private use, structure, or utility line, a license and hold harmless agreement must be obtained from the City. For information on existing or proposed license agreements call the Planning Department at 378-3020.
 Lot Size
 To obtain the dimensions of a separately platted lot or tract of land call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 Maps
 To obtain a variety of maps such as census tract maps, zoning maps, 1" = 400' scale base maps, airport zoning maps, street maps, extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) maps, enterprise zone maps, and subdivision plat maps, or to view land use maps call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 Population Estimates/Projections
 To obtain information on current population estimates or future population projections for Potter and Randall Counties and the City of Amarillo call the Planning Department at 378-3020.
 School Districts
 For information regarding elementary, middle, or high school district boundaries, call the Planning Department at 378-6287, or the independent school district in question.
 Sheriff's Sale Properties
 For information regarding available properties acquired by Potter or Randall Counties due to nonpayment of property taxes, call the Potter County Tax Assessor at 342-2600, or Randall County Tax Assessor at 468-5654.
 Sign Ordinance
 For zoning regulations regarding the location, size, and height of signs call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Street Location
 To obtain information about existing street locations call the Planning Department at 378-6287.
 Zoning Regulations
 If you need information on the zoning classification of property, what restrictions may apply to it such as the uses, height, area, and setbacks permitted, required off-street parking, or information on the process to rezone property call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Subdivision Regulations
 When land is divided into two or more tracts for purpose of sale, transfer of ownership, or in creating a building site, the land must be subdivided (platted). For regulations regarding subdivision of land call the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Vacating Land
 If public rights-of-way such as streets, alleys, or easements are no longer needed for public purposes, the property may be reverted to private use. The process and regulations for "vacating" the right-of-way may be obtained by calling the Planning Department at 378-4223.
 Variance
 Contact Building Safety for most variances at 378-3045 and Public Works Division, Engineering Department for sidewalks, curb and gutter, paving waivers and flood elevations at 378-4227.
 Zoning Complaints
 To report a zoning violation call the Building Safety Department at 378-4237.
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