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8:00 – 8:30 am CDT
Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:00 pm CDT
12:00 – 12:30 pm CDT
Afternoon Session
12:30 – 4:00 pm CDT


Presented by
Omar Izfar

History of Texas Land Use Regulation
Origins of zoning and subdivision regulation
Relevant statutory timelines

Primer on Subdivision Platting in Texas
When is a plat required
Exceptions to plat requirement

Amendment and Cancellation of Subdivisions; Review Procedures
Replats and deed restrictions
Amending plats
Vacating plats
Procedure for review
Shot clock

Enforcement of Land Use Controls in Platting
Enforcement mechanisms
Deed restrictions

Special Circumstances in Subdivision Platting: Manufactured Home Communities; Golf Course Subdivisions; Condominiums

Exactions and Regulatory Takings in Platting
History and legal standards
Statutory limitations

Case Law and Legislative Update for Subdivision Platting
Recent decisions
Recent statutes


Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers
6.5 PDHs

Land Surveyors
6.5 CE Hours

Attorneys and Paralegals
6.5 CLE Hours in Real Estate

Certified Planners


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 6.5 PDHs to engineers and 6.5 CE hours to land surveyors in the state of Texas. The Texas Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors does not pre-approve any courses, seminars, presentations, or other activities to meet the CEP requirement.

HalfMoon Education is an accredited CLE provider in the state of Texas and this course has been approved by the State Bar of Texas and by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 6.5 CLE hours in the specialty field of Real Estate Law for attorneys and paralegals.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 6.5 for Certified Planners.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).


Omar Izfar

Attorney with Wilson Cribbs + Goren in Houston, Texas
Mr. Izfar is an attorney with the real estate law firm of Wilson, Cribbs, and Goren, where he represents private land owners and developers in navigating land use and zoning issues in connection local regulation of commercial and industrial developments as well master-planned communities. Previously, he was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Houston where his practice focused on land development regulations within the City of Houston and public-private partnerships.