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Zoning Ordinance

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How to use this Ordinance

IF YOU HAVE PROPERTY AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT RULES APPLY:

STEP 1: Find your zoning district and any overlay districts by looking at the Official Zoning Map.

STEP 2: Go to Chapter 4, District Regulations, for details on minimum lot size, required yards, and other district standards. You may also be referred to Chapter 6, Development Standards, for general parking, landscaping or sign regulations.

STEP 3: Go to Chapter 4, Article 6, Residential District Use Table, or Chapter 4, Article 8, Nonresidential District Use Table, for details on permitted uses.  If the use is listed with an asterisk (*), see 5 ‘Supplemental Use Standards’, Supplemental Use Standards.

STEP 4: -Don’t forget the overlay districts that apply to your site (if any). See 4 ‘District Regulations’, District Regulations, for overlay district details.

IF YOU WANT TO BUILD OR ESTABLISH A PARTICULAR USE:

STEP 1: -Go to Appendix C, Use Index. The alphabetical listing of uses will tell you how the use is listed in the use tables. 

STEP 2: -Go to Chapter 4, Article 6, Residential District Use Table, or Chapter 4, Article 8, Nonresidential District Use Table; look up your proposed use to see the districts in which it is permitted.  If the use is listed with an asterisk (*), see 5 ‘Supplemental Use Standards’, Supplemental Use Standards for that use.

STEP 3: -Look up the appropriate districts in Chapter 4, District Regulations for details on minimum lot size, required yards, and other district standards. You may also be referred to Chapter 6, Development Standards, for general parking, landscaping or sign regulations.

STEP 4: -Don’t forget the overlay districts that apply to your site (if any). Check the Official Zoning Map in the Development Department. If an overlay district applies, see 4 ‘District Regulations’, District Regulations, for overlay district details.

IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE YOUR ZONING DISTRICT:

Only the City Council may rezone property, following public notice and public hearings in front of the Zoning Commission and the City Council itself.  See 3 ‘Review Procedures’, Article 5, Text or Map Amendment (Rezoning).

IF YOU WANT TO VARY FROM THE STANDARDS THAT APPLY:

The Board of Adjustment is authorized to grant variances from some of the regulations in this Ordinance in cases of special hardship.  See 3 ‘Review Procedures’, Article 4, Variances.

IF YOUR PROPERTY IS LOCATED IN AN HISTORIC/CULTURAL DISTRICT:

You need to follow special procedures found in Chapter 4, Article 5 if your property is located in a preservation overlay district (“HSE”, “HC” or “DD”).

1. General Provisions

2. Review Bodies

3. Review Procedures

4. District Regulations

5. Supplemental Use Standards

6. Development Standards

7. Nonconformities

8. Enforcement

9. Definitions

Appendix A: Legislative History

Appendix B: Maps

Appendix C: Use Index

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Zoning Types

Helpful Links

Zoning Questions

Telephone
Zoning: 817-392-8028
Urban Forestry: 817-392-7933

Location
1000 Throckmorton St.
Lower Level, Northeast Corner
Fort Worth, TX 76102

E-mail
zoninglanduse@fortworthtexas.gov

UrbanForestry@fortworthtexas.gov



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