Dallas Zoning, Land Use and Sustainable Development
Zoning and land use regulations help ensure a city will grow and change in a managed, predictable way to help safeguard the health, safety and welfare of the general public. Basically zoning is the division of land into districts with a common intent. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR).
Businesses and individuals must have the appropriate zoning before they can build on a land or modify a existing building structure. If the land a developer wants to build on is not properly zoned for the proposed development, the contractor or developer must obtain the proper zoning by filing an application for a zoning change
Dallas Zoning Districts
Generally speaking, Dallas, Texas has the following defined districts based on land use. Please refer for more detailed to the zoning district specifications.
- Central Area
- Commercial Service and Industrial
- Mixed Use
- Multiple Commercial
Building Inspection Division ensures that all construction activity is proceeding as per defined laws. Field Services provides for the enforcement of building, consumer affairs, fire code, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning, certificate of occupancy and sign code requirements through inspection of private development activities including new building construction, additions, remodeling and changes in property usage. Current zoning maps are available for public viewing online
(The Planning & Zoning Resource Corporation) is America´s largest Zoning Analysis Firm. If you are a title insurer, underwriter, buyer, lender, attorney or anyone involved in a commercial real estate transaction in Dallas Texas, please contact our offices for help on all zoning questions or documents.