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Dallas Texas Zoning Regulations and Services

The Planning and Zoning Resource Corporation (PZR®) has been partnering with commercials lenders, title companies, attorneys, businesses, etc to provide them zoning services, solutions, reports/documents and research related to their to commercial real estate project throughout the USA. Clients investing in the Dallas, Texas area have been hiring us for all their zoning needs.

Dallas Zoning

Zoning is the division of land into districts. These districts have uniform zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR). Use the online zoning map to determine the zoning on our your property.

Dallas Zoning Districts

Dallas has classified the area into zoning districts. Below are the Dallas zoning districts which define and regulate - front, side, rear yard setbacks, height restrictions, lot coverage, floor area ratio and other additional provisions for each district.
  • Central Area
  • Commercial Service and Industrial
  • Mixed Use
  • Multiple Commercial
  • Office
  • Residential
  • Retail

City of Dallas Use Regulations

NOTE: The following use regulations are prepared by the city staff and are intended for use as a guide only.
  • The following classifications help define zoning land use and regulations.

For complete details refer

Agricultural Uses

  • Animal Production
  • Commercial Stable
  • Crop Production
  • Private Stable

Commercial and Business Service Uses

  • Building Repair and Maintenance Shop
  • Bus or Rail Transit Vehicle Maintenance or Storage Facility
  • Catering Service
  • Custom Business Services
  • Commercial Cleaning or Laundry Plant
  • Custom Woodworking, Furniture Construction, or Repair
  • Electronics Service Center
  • Job or Lithographic Printing
  • Labor Hall
  • Machine or Welding Shop
  • Machinery, Heavy Equipment, or Truck Sales and Services
  • Medical or Scientific Laboratory
  • Technical School
  • Tool or Equipment Rental
  • Vehicle or Engine Repair or Maintenance

Industrial Uses

  • Potentially Incompatible Industrial Use
  • Industrial (inside)
  • Industrial (inside) Light Manufacturing
  • Industrial (outside)
  • Medical / Infectious Waste Incinerator
  • Metal Salvage Facility
  • Mining
  • Municipal Waste Incinerator
  • Organic Compost Recycling Facility
  • Outside Salvage or Reclamation
  • Pathological Waste Incinerator
  • Temporary Concrete or Asphalt Batching Plant

Institutional and Community Services Uses

  • Adult Day Care Facility
  • Cemetery or Mausoleum
  • Child-Care Facility
  • Church
  • College, University, or Seminary
  • Community Service Center
  • Convalescent and Nursing Homes, Hospice Care, and Related Institutions
  • Convent or Monastery
  • Foster Home
  • Halfway House
  • Hospital
  • Library, Art Gallery or Museum
  • Public or Private School

Lodging Uses

  • Hotel or Motel
  • Lodging or Boarding House
  • Overnight General Purpose Shelter

Miscellaneous Uses

  • Carnival or Circus (Temporary)
  • Hazardous Waste Management Facility
  • Placement of Fill Material
  • Temporary Construction or Sales Office

Office Uses

  • Financial Institution Without Drive-In Window
  • Financial Institution with Drive-in Window
  • Medical Clinic or Ambulatory Surgical Center
  • Office

Recreation Uses

  • Country Club with Private Membership
  • Private Recreation Center, Club, or Area
  • Public Park, Playground, or Golf Course

Residential Uses

  • College Dormitory, Fraternity or Sorority House
  • Duplex
  • Group Residential Facility
  • Handicapped Group Dwelling Unit
  • Manufactured Home Park, Manufactured Home Subdivision, or
  • Campground
  • Residential Hotel
  • Retirement Housing
  • Single Family

Retail and Personal Service Uses

  • General Provisions
  • Ambulance Service
  • Animal Shelter or Clinic
  • Auto Service Center
  • Alcoholic Beverage Establishments
  • Business School
  • Car Wash
  • Commercial Amusement (Inside)
  • Commercial Amusement (Outside)
  • Commercial Parking Lot or Garage
  • Drive-in Theater
  • Dry Cleaning or Laundry Store
  • Furniture Store
  • General Merchandise or Food Store 3,500 square feet
  • General Merchandise or Food Store Greater Than 3,500 square feet
  • Home Improvement Center, Lumber, Brick or Building Materials Sales Yard
  • Household Equipment and Appliance Repair
  • Liquor Store
  • Mortuary, Funeral Home, or Commercial Wedding Chapel
  • Motor Vehicle Fueling Station
  • Nursery, Garden Shop or Plant Sales
  • Outside Sales
  • Pawn Shop
  • Personal Services Use
  • Restaurant Without Drive-In or Drive-Through Service
  • Restaurant with Drive-In or Drive-Through Service
  • Surface Parking
  • Swap or Buy Shop
  • Taxidermist
  • Temporary Retail Use
  • Theater
  • Vehicle Display, Sales and Service

Transportation Uses

  • Airport or Landing Field
  • Commercial Bus Station and Terminal
  • Heliport
  • Helistop
  • Private Street or Alley
  • Railroad Passenger Station
  • Railroad Yard, Roundhouse, or Shops
  • STOL (Short Takeoff or Landing) Port
  • Transit Passenger Shelter
  • Transit Passenger Station or Transfer Center

Wholesale, Distribution, and Storage Uses

  • Auto Auction
  • Building Mover's Temporary Storage Yard
  • Contractor's Maintenance Yard
  • Freight Terminal
  • Livestock Auction Pens or Sheds
  • Manufactured Building Sales Lot
  • Mini-Warehouse
  • Office Showroom / Warehouse
  • Outside Storage
  • Petroleum Product Storage and Wholesale
  • Recycling Buy-Back center
  • Recycling Collection Center
  • Recycling Drop-off Container
  • Recycling Drop-off for special occasion collection
  • Sand, Gravel, or Earth Sales and Storage
  • Trade Center
  • Vehicle Storage lot
  • Warehouse

Utility and Public Service Uses

  • Commercial Radio or Television Transmitting Station
  • Electrical Generating Plant
  • Electrical Substation
  • Local Utilities
  • Police or Fire Station
  • Post Office
  • Radio, Television, or Microwave Tower
  • Refuse Transfer Station
  • Sanitary Landfill
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Tower / Antenna for Cellular Communication
  • Utility or Government Installation Other Than Listed
  • Water Treatment Plant

Accessory Uses

  • Accessory Community Center (Private)
  • Accessory Game Court (Private)
  • Accessory Helistop
  • Accessory Medical / Infectious Waste Incinerator
  • Accessory Outside Display of Merchandise
  • Accessory Outside Sales
  • Accessory Outside Storage
  • Accessory Pathological Waste Incinerator
  • Amateur Communication Tower
  • Day Home
  • General Waste Incinerator
  • Home Occupation
  • Occasional Sales (Garage Sales)
  • Private Stable
  • Swimming Pool (Private)
  • Pedestrian Skybridges
Dallas Zoning Chart defines zoning regulations including those on land use, height, setbacks, lot size, density, coverage, and floor area ratio (FAR).

Importance of Zoning Services, Analysis and Research

As you can see for large commercial projects - zoning compliance can become complex and Overwhelming for individuals/institutions whose core specialization is something else. Zoning laws dictate how a commercial site or property can be used or constructed. Moreover zoning laws and zoning ordinances are constantly changing. A change in land use and zoning ordinances may trigger a zoning compliant property to become non-compliant.

PZR® simplifies this complexity for our clients. We have been an integral part of some of the largest multi-site transactions on record, as well as single site transactions financed by local and national lenders. The Planning and Zoning Resource Corporation is the creator and sole provider of The PZR Report® (Zoning Report) which sets the standard in zoning reports, letters, analysis, endorsements and is highly recognized and accepted by virtually every segment of the commercial real estate industry.

The Planning and Zoning Resource Corporation will obtain all available municipal documents such as:

  1. Zoning Verification Letters
  2. Zoning Reports (PZR Report®)
  3. Building and Zoning Code Violation Letters
  4. Certificates of Occupancy
  5. Building Permits
  6. Variances (Special Use Permits or Conditional Use Permits)
  7. Planned Unit Developments
  8. Site Plans
  9. Zoning Codes
  10. Certificate of Zoning Compliance
The Planning and Resource Corporation recommends PZR® Zoning Reports because they are supported by local municipal documentation which provides project staff with a reliable, independently confirmed statement that speaks to the compliance status of the property. PZR® will also provide assistance in resolving specific zoning issues or non-conformities that are revealed out of this review process.
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