News & Information
News & Information
Visit the Storm Drainage and Flood Risk Mitigation Utility web page.
Click on the links below to learn more about Kyle's Stormwater Program:
LehmanUpdated November 7, 2016: The city council approved the issuance of the remaining General Obligation Bonds authorized by voters in the May 2013 bond election and fund.
The Kyle e-Newsletter is sent each Friday and contains pertinent information about events and happenings in the City of Kyle.
Helping to keep Kyle clean and looking great is the goal of the new Kyle Adopt-a-Street program.
What is Kyle Adopt-a-Street?
The City of Kyle is hiring. We have seasonal, full-time and part-time opportunities. And with a growing city, more positions will likely become available in the near future.
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Meetings / Events
Meetings / Events
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 12/08/2016 - 5:45pm
- Kyle Public Library Board Meeting - 12/08/2016 - 6:30pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 12/15/2016 - 5:45pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 12/19/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle City Council Meeting - 12/20/2016 - 7:00pm
- Kyle Housing Authority Meeting - 12/22/2016 - 5:45pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 01/23/2017 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 02/27/2017 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 03/27/2017 - 7:00pm
- Parks and Recreation Board - 04/24/2017 - 7:00pm
- Storytime with Santa Claus! - 12/07/2016 - 10:30am
- KAYAC Workshop - 12/07/2016 - 6:30pm
- Baby Lapsit (0 to 18 mos.) - 12/08/2016 - 10:00am
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 12/08/2016 - 10:00am
- Toddler Time (18 to 36 mos.) - 12/08/2016 - 11:00am
- Teen Advocacy Group - 12/08/2016 - 5:00pm
- Retro Video Game Night - 12/08/2016 - 6:00pm
- Advanced ESL/GED Ready Classes - 12/09/2016 - 10:00am
- ¡Los Cuentos! (Bilingual Storytime) - 12/09/2016 - 10:30am
- Pokémon GO Goers - 12/10/2016 - 11:00am
Recreation / Library / Social
Recreation / Library / Social
So, you want to know a little more about Kyle, Texas? That’s why you clicked here! We can’t say we blame you — it’s a very cool town.
Kyle was founded in 1880. The town was named after Fergus Kyle, the son of Claiborne Kyle who moved here from Tennessee. Under the famed Auction Oak Tree, plats of land were auctioned off to several hundred folks who became the town’s first citizens.
My, how we’ve grown! In 2016, Kyle was the second largest city in Hays County with a population of 36,800. Population estimates put Kyle at 55,000 by 2030.
With easy access to locales north and south, Kyle is a major city on the I-35 corridor in Central Texas. It’s home to Seton Medical Center Hays, Hays CISD administrative offices, Austin Community College Hays, several medical facilities, and H-E-B Plus, major retailers, numerous restaurants and many homegrown businesses.
Here are some cool Kyle tidbits:
- Kyle got its first stoplight in 2007.
- Kyle is 30.4 square miles, with 185.5 miles of roadway and more than 600 acres of beautiful park land.
- Kyle is a Home Rule city. Residents elect the mayor and city council, but a city manager, Scott Sellers, runs the city’s day-to-day operations. He does so with a $79 million operating budget.
- Our Parks and Recreation department offers community events including Market Days, Founders Parade, Santa’s Arrival and Tree Lighting, Polar Bear Splash, Easter Eggstravaganza, and our annual July 4th Fireworks.
- Signature special events include Kyle Field Day, Kyle Hogwash and Hops & Jalapenos.
- Kyle is now home to the Central Texas Lobos, a semi-professional soccer team.
- Kyle is also a good place for business. The city houses many businesses and with an educated population, there’s plenty of room for growth.
Planning Department Frequently Asked Questions
All of the land within the City is broken into zones/districts, which allow different land uses, for example residential, office, retail, commercial and industrial. Each zone (or district) has a list of permitted uses. Each district also has a list of certain rules for the development of these uses which include: lot coverage, building setbacks, parking requirements, height requirements, roof pitch, building materials, signage and landscaping.
The Planning Department has an Official Zoning Map for the City of Kyle. This map is kept up to date and is on display at City Hall and on the City’s website. You may either drop by City Hall, view the website or call (512) 262-3942 to find out what a parcel of land is zoned. It is helpful if you have the address and/or legal description of the property.
Though we cannot tell you specifically whether or not requested zoning will be approved, the Staff can tell you about current trends in zoning in a particular part of the City. We can also tell you what the City's Comprehensive Plan calls for in any area of the City. These pieces of information can be helpful in determining whether or not zoning is likely to be supported on any given property.
Please visit the Planning Home Page/Development Processes.
Please note that the Standards Notes and Specifications are currently being drafted and will be available in the near future. In the interim please contact the City Engineer, Leon Barba at (512) 262-3958.
You may have a Kyle mailing address but not actually reside in the corporate city limits of the City of Kyle. If you would like to view the city limits or E.T.J (extraterritorial jurisdiction) on a map, please visit the online maps section. Please contact Steve Clamons, GIS Analyst at (512) 262-3942.
Yes. Please contact the Planning Department at (512) 262-3959 or submit a petition for annexation.
A plat is the official map of an addition or subdivision, showing the number and dimensions of lots, public rights-of-way, and easements. The plat must be filed with the County Clerk after the City has approved it.
Texas law provides for two methods to re-plat an existing lot; (1) vacate the existing lot or (2) re-plat with a public hearing. The first way is the best since it clears restrictions pertaining to the lot and it creates a cleaner title history. However, the vacation instrument is required to be signed by all of the owners of lots in the original subdivision. If it is not possible to get all of the owners of lots in the original subdivision to sign the vacation instrument, the second method may be utilized.
An amending plat may be utilized if the plat is for the purpose of correcting a surveying error or description, correcting a clerical error, re-drawing lot lines between two lots because of an inadvertent encroachment of a structure on a lot line or building line, or for other limited purposes. An amending plat does not need a vacation instrument or a public hearing. Refer to the amending plat requirements in the application manual for more details.
You will need to hire a Registered Professional Land Surveyor. A licensed professional engineer will also be needed if public infrastructure will be required. You can locate a professional engineer or surveyor by contacting the Texas Society of Professional Engineers or the Texas Surveyor's Association or by looking in your local phone directory.
According to the Texas Local Government Code, the platting process is required unless all of the following conditions are met:
The division results in parcels of land that each contain an area greater than five (5) acres.
Each parcel has access to a public street.
No public improvement is being dedicated.
The City of Kyle does not have surveys of individual lots, but does keep a database of subdivision plats that are within the corporate city limits and the ETJ filed through Hays County. If you would like to request a copy, please contact Steve Clamons, GIS Analyst at (512) 262-3942.
Addresses are assigned by the Planning Department. The property must be a legal lot before any address can be assigned.
A legal lot is a parcel of land, which has been subdivided with a subdivision plat approved by the governmental agency within whose jurisdiction the subdivision falls. If the parcel is a legal lot and construction documents have been accepted by the City, the owner may apply for a building permit.
It is not a legal lot. If the configuration of the property changes before being recorded, it creates problems with the addressing.
Deed restrictions are generally private and the City of Kyle does not enforce private deed restrictions.