Frisco has an appreciation for landscapes and the impact to the quality of life for the community. Landscape architects review landscape plans of parks, streetscapes, recreational areas, paths & trails, subdivisions, commercial developments, and other projects. Landscape architects review proposed landscape plans of commercial and non-commercial developments, including Tree Removal Permits, and mitigation (when required). Please contact a landscape architect at (972) 292-5352 or (972) 292-5351 if you have any questions.

Applications, Forms & Guides

Landscape Inspections

Commercial properties and other developments must pass a required landscape (final) inspection prior to issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy ('CO').  Re-inspection of a site's landscape is required one (1) year after the CO is issued.  If you have any questions regarding an upcoming scheduled landscape inspection or Frisco's landscaping requirements, please contact a landscape architect at (972) 292-5352 or via email.

Landscape requirements are in the Zoning Ordinance (2011), 11-04-09, starting with Subsection 4.01. (Pages 116-139). 

Note: Please contact Public Works at (972) 292-5800 for irrigation submittal requirements, permit fees, plan review status, and inspection requests.

Tree Removal & Mitigation

Native trees, shrubs, and other plants are components of the natural ecosystem of the north Texas area. Developers and other owners who remove protected trees are required to mitigate from an approved plant list.

Resources & Maintenance

Please visit Frisco Public Work's Water Resources for other landscape-related information. Public Works personnel may be able to help with a New Landscape Exemption Request requirements for temporary watering, and other useful tips, such as composting, drip irrigation, mulching, watering recommendations, and more! Public Works may be reached at (972) 292-5800 or via email.

​Resources (other)

Native Plant Society of Texas - (Collin County Chapter) promotes the conservation, research and using native plants through education, outreach and example. 

Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas.  NPAT provides information regarding Texas vegetation.

Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation has a restoration and conservation plan to enable Texans to contribute to wildlife conservation by developing wildlife habitats where they live, work, and play. Texas Wildscapes provides information on plants and other vegetation, design tips, and more.

Urban Forestry Program is lead by Frisco's Urban Forestry Board and advises City Council members regarding promotions, improvements and the protection of the urban forest. Urban Forestry Board Members are listed on the Boards & Commissions page.