Skip the line & schedule on-line. Beginning October 1st, you can schedule your appointment with our Zoning Consultation Team. All appointments can be In-Person or Virtual (through MS Teams). We offer two Zoning Consultations options.Basic Zoning Consultation (20 min. - Free)Our Basic Zoning Consultation is designed to provide foundational knowledge for your site. These are complimentary 20-minute sessions with a knowledgeable team member. This consolation is a starting point for understanding the basics for your specific site such as:
Helpful Links & ResourcesDallas Development GuideThe 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.
Interactive MapsDallas 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.
Dallas 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. Dallas County Appraisal DistrictThe Dallas County Appraisal District and interactive property map are valuable external resources for property history and owner information for property located in Dallas County.
This 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.
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
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.