Zoning Resource Page
This page is to provide links to information, tools, and resources for zoning and zoning changes.
For questions about or on how to use any of the resources,
please contact our front office at 214-670-4209.
Zoning MapOur zoning map is designed to provide a wealth of GIS information on specific sites and areas. The legend can be used to display various layers and overlays. Over 25 base maps are available for use. The draw menu allows for markups to your map. Options are also available for printing, measurements, and various other features. The following link is a video tutorial on how to use the map: Zoning Map Video Tutorial.Zoning Case MapThe zoning case map functions in the same way as the zoning map, but provides information on specific zoning cases and the current status of each. The interactive menu also provides additional links to details on each case. The following link is a video tutorial on how to use the Intake Log & Case Map: Intake Log & Case Map TutorialDallas Interactive Maps Homepage (all maps)This is a link to all of our GIS homepage. It contains all our GIS information, including the Thorough Fare Plan, Capital Improvements, Economic Development and many more. There are also links to many other GIS resources.
Current Zoning Application Intake Log
Our Zoning Application Intake Log can be utilized to find information on zoning cases, including review status. The following link is a video tutorial on how to use the Intake Log & Case Map:
Intake Log & Case Map Tutorial
Application Packets & Applications
Zoning Change Packet & ApplicationThis application packet is for General Zoning Changes, Specific Use Permits, Planned Development District, and Deed Restrictions. The packet contains information on all the required items, fee schedule, and the application form. Applications will need to be submitted in- person or by mail at 1500 Marilla, Rm. 5BN, Dallas, TX 75201.Development Plan & Minor Amendment ApplicationThis application is for new or amendments to Development and Landscape Plans. It is also for Minor Amendments to PDs and SUPs. The packet contains information on all the required items, fee schedule, and the application form. Applications will need to be submitted in-person or by mail at 1500 Marilla, Rm. 5BN, Dallas, TX 75201.Alcohol Variance ApplicationThis application is for Alcohol Variances from the minimum distance regulations related to alcohol sales.Book A PlannerPlease schedule an appointment with a Current Planning Planner to submit an application, get verification on a completed application before submitting, or to discuss the zoning change process and what is needed for an application. Appointments are available on Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday mornings.
Current Case Schedules
These are links to the Current Zoning Case and the Current Alcohol Variance schedules. Current Planning accepts 10 applications for each review cycle, however this number is based on case complexity and staffing. Submitted applications will be reviewed and assigned to the appropriate review cycle depending on the number of applications received for each deadline. If there is a surplus for a deadline, the application will be assigned to the next review cycle.
City Plan Commission
City Plan Commission (CPC) acts as a quasi-judicial board and advisory committee to City Council. Public meetings are generally held on a bi-weekly basis. To speak on a specific item on the agenda at the next meeting, you can
register here. The home page contains instructions on speaker registration, public meeting schedule and attendance, member information, and more. The page also provides links to each of the subcommittee pages, including: Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee (ZOAC), Comprehensive Land Use Committee (CLUP),
Urban Design Peer Review Committee (UDPRC), and Special Provision Sign Districts Committees (SSDAC & ADSAC).Yolanda Pesina is the CPC Secretary and can be reached at
Visit our City Council page for an overview of our Council Members including contacts. Please use this link to register to speak at our next Council meeting.
City Secretary's Office
Visit the City Secretary's Office for access to all of our posted records and submitting an Open Records Request.
Public Meeting Schedule
Here are links to our
Public Meetings page, Posted Agendas, and
Dallas Development Code
Dallas Development Code of OrdinancesThis is a link to our Development Code of Ordinances. The table of contents on the left can be used to navigate to specific sections. Sections can be shared, downloaded as pdf or Word documents, bookmarked, and/or printed.
Zoning Regulations - Volume III, Chapter 51A, Article IVThis is a link to the zoning regulation provisions. There are other provisions that apply in conjunction with these provisions, but Article IV is where the bulk of the provisions for zoning are located. The Zoning Districts Standards Overview Chart is a summary comparison for many of the provisions in various zoning districts. This Zoning Districts page can be a helpful quick reference, but there may be exceptions and updates, so
always consult the
code for updated regulations.
Sign Regulations - Volume III, Chapter 51A, Article VIIThis is a link to the general sign provisions. The Special Provision Sign Districts (SPSDs) begin in
51A-7.900, with the Downtown Sign District. Here is a link to the
SPSD page with additional information on signs located in an SPSD. Here is a link to the
Signs webpage with general information on signs, permitting, and inspections.
Landscape Regulations - Volume III, Chapter 51A, Article X and
Article X Resource Page
Form District Regulations - Volume III, Chapter 51A, Article XIII
Chapter 51 - Former Development Code
Planned Development Districts
Current Planning Homepage
Visit our Current Planning Homepage for additional information on zoning applications, including current contacts and case load.
The best place to discuss development and uses currently allowed on a property is with the zoning consultation team at Building Inspection. They are able to discuss uses, zoning interpretation and regulations, development regulations, building sites, permit processes, inspections, and more. Schedule a meeting by emailing email@example.com (please allow several days for a response, as they receive 150 or so emails a day), by phone at 214-948-4480, or in-person at 320 E Jefferson Blvd, Rm 118.For an official zoning verification letter, please complete the form and fee at https://dallascityhall.com/departments/sustainabledevelopment/Pages/zoning_verification.aspx
Zoning 101 is a slide show presentation overview of the zoning in the City of Dallas. It addresses what zoning is, its goals, types of districts, terms, and some applicable regulations.
Dallas Development Guide
Dallas Development Guide is a guide to the Development Review Process. It provides a summary overview of the process, describes what circumstances will trigger a particular review, and provides flow charts showing the chronological processes that must be completed before proceeding to further reviews. It is not intended to provide every technical detail or requirement of each review that makes up the development review process, the intent of this guide to provide an overview of the city Permitting / Processing system, while aiding to identify any potential issues early in the process.
Dallas Public Research Archives
Building Inspections Archives allows you to search the public records for permits, plats, agreements, planning documents, and more. You can search using various search criteria including date, address, record type, and more.
Dallas County Appraisal District
The Dallas County Appraisal District and interactive property map are valuable external resources for property history and owner information for property located in Dallas County.
Collin County Appraisal District
The Collin County Appraisal District and interactive property map are valuable external resources for property history and owner information for property located in Collin County.
Denton County Appraisal District
The Denton County Appraisal District and interactive property map are valuable external resources for property history and owner information for property located in Collin County.
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