Dallas City Attorney

CHAPTER 51.

DALLAS DEVELOPMENT CODE: ORDINANCE NO. 10962, AS AMENDED.

ARTICLE I.

GENERAL PROVISIONS.

Sec. 51-1.101.             Reserved.
Sec. 51-1.102.             Applicability and purpose.
Sec. 51-1.103.             Enforcement.
Sec. 51-1.104.             Certificate of occupancy.
Sec. 51-1.104.1.          Applications.
Sec. 51-1.105.             Fees.
Sec. 51-1.105.1.          Fee exemptions and refunds.
Sec. 51-1.106.             Notification signs required to be obtained and posted by applicant.
Sec. 51-1.107.             Special exception for the handicapped.
Sec. 51-1.108.             Comprehensive plan.
Sec. 51-1.109.             Apportionment of exactions.

ARTICLE II.

INTERPRETATIONS AND DEFINITIONS.

Sec. 51-2.101.             Interpretations.
Sec. 51-2.102.             Definitions.

ARTICLE III.

DECISIONMAKING AND ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES.

ARTICLE IV.

ZONING REGULATIONS.

Division 51-4.100.
Establishment of Zoning Districts.

Sec. 51-4.101.             Zoning districts established.
Sec. 51-4.102.             Purpose of zoning districts.
Sec. 51-4.103.             Zoning district map.
Sec. 51-4.104.             Zoning district boundaries.

Division 51-4.200.
Use Regulations.

Sec. 51-4.201.             Residential uses.
                                    (1)        Single-family.
                                    (1.1)     Handicapped group dwelling unit.
                                    (2)        Duplex.
                                    (3)        Multiple-family.
                                    (3.1)     Group residential facility.
                                    (4)        Reserved.
                                    (5)        Reserved.
                                    (6)        Manufactured home park, manufactured home
                                     Subdivision, and campground.
                                    (7)        Retirement housing.
Sec. 51-4.202.             Utility and service uses.
                                    (1)        Utility or government installation other than listed.
                                    (2)        Local utilities.
                                    (3)        Electrical substation.
                                    (4)        Electrical energy generating plant.
                                    (5)        Radio, television, or microwave tower.
                                    (6)        Commercial radio or television transmitting station.
                                    (7)        Sewage pumping station.
                                    (8)        Sewage treatment plant.
                                    (9)        Telephone exchange, switching, and transmitting equipment.
                                    (10)      Water reservoir, well, or pumping station.
                                    (11)      Water treatment plant.
                                    (12)      Tower/antenna for cellular communication.
Sec. 51-4.203.             Transportation uses.
                                    (1)        Airport or landing field.
                                    (2)        STOL (short takeoff or landing) port.
                                    (3)        Passenger bus station and terminal.
                                    (4)        Transit passenger shelter.
                                    (5)        Helicoptor base.
                                    (6)        Heliport.
                                    (7)        Helistop.
                                    (8)        Motor freight hauling and storage.
                                    (9)        Railroad freight terminal.
                                    (10)      Railroad passenger station.
                                    (11)      Railroad team track.
                                    (12)      Railroad yard, roundhouse, or shops.
Sec. 51-4.204.             Community service uses.
                                    (1)        Post office.
                                    (2)        Community, welfare, or health center.
                                    (3)        Foster home.
                                    (4)        Child-care facility.
                                    (5)        Halfway house.
                                    (6)        Adult day care facility.
                                    (7)        Reserved.
Sec. 51-4.205.             Medical uses.
                                    (1)        Hospital.
                                    (2)        Reserved.
                                    (3)        Convalescent and nursing homes, hospice care, and related institutions.
                                    (4)        Reserved.
                                    (5)        Medical clinic or ambulatory surgical center.
                                    (6)        Medical or scientific laboratory.
                                    (7)        Optical shop.
                                    (8)        Medical appliance fitting and sales.
                                    (9)        Ambulance service.
Sec. 51-4.206.             Religious uses.
                                    (1)        Church.
                                    (2)        Rectory.
                                    (3)        Convent or monastery.
                                    (4)        Cemetery or mausoleum.
                                    (5)        Reserved.
Sec. 51-4.207.             Educational uses.
                                    (1)        Public or private school.
                                    (2)        Reserved.
                                    (3)        Business school.
                                    (4)        Technical school.
                                    (5)        College, university, or seminary.
                                    (6)        College fraternity or sorority house.
                                    (7)        College dormitory.
                                    (8)        Library, art gallery, or museum.
Sec. 51-4.208.             Recreation and entertainment uses.
                                    (1)        Public park or playground.
                                    (2)        Game court center.
                                    (3)        Private recreation club or area.
                                    (4)        Public golf course.
                                    (5)        Country club with private membership.
                                    (6)        Inside commercial amusement.
                                    (7)        Outside commercial amusement.
                                    (8)        Theatre.
                                    (9)        Drive-in theatre.
                                    (10)      Rodeo.
                                    (11)      Fairgrounds.
                                    (12)      Carnival or circus (temporary).
                                    (13)      Wax museum.
Sec. 51-4.209.             Bar and restaurant uses.
                                    (1)        Alcoholic beverage establishments.
                                    (2)        Drive-in restaurant.
                                    (3)        Restaurant without drive-in service.
                                    (4)        Reserved.
                                    (5)        Private club.
                                    (6)        Catering service.
Sec. 51-4.210.             Professional, personal service, and custom crafts uses.
                                    (1)        Office.
                                    (2)        Temporary construction or sales office.
                                    (3)        Bank or savings and loan office, with or without drive-in window.
                                    (4)        Trade center.
                                    (5)        Barber and beauty shop.
                                    (6)        Mortuary or funeral home.
                                    (7)        Health studio.
                                    (8)        Custom cleaning shop.
                                    (9)        Commercial cleaning shop.
                                    (10)      Self-service laundry or dry cleaning.
                                    (11)      Commercial laundry or dry cleaning.
                                    (12)      Laundry or cleaning pickup and receiving station.
                                    (13)      Key shop.
                                    (14)      Shoe repair.
                                    (15)      Tailor, custom sewing, and millinery.
                                    (16)      Taxidermist.
                                    (17)      Travel bureau.
                                    (18)      Broadcasting or recording studio.
                                    (19)      Instructional arts studio.
                                    (20)      Handcrafted art work studio.
                                    (21)      Handcrafted bookbinding.
                                    (22)      Photography studio.
                                    (23)      Safe deposit boxes.
                                    (24)      Commercial wedding chapel.
Sec. 51-4.211.             Retail uses.
                                    (1)        Retail stores other than listed.
                                    (2)        Antique shop.
                                    (3)        Retail food store.
                                    (4)        Bakery or confectionery shop.
                                    (5)        Book and stationery store.
                                    (6)        Camera shop.
                                    (7)        Cigar, tobacco, and candy store.
                                    (8)        Clothing store.
                                    (9)        Drug store.
                                    (10)      Liquor store.
                                    (11)      Florist store.
                                    (12)      Feed store.
                                    (13)      Pet shop.
                                    (14)      Furniture store.
                                    (15)      Second hand store.
                                    (16)      Pawn shop.
                                    (17)      Hardware or sporting goods store.
                                    (18)      Home improvement center.
                                    (19)      Hobby and art supplies store.
                                    (20)      Paint and wallpaper store.
                                    (21)      Swimming pool sales and supply.
                                    (22)      Outside sales.
Sec. 51-4.212.             Motor vehicle related uses.
                                    (1)        Automobile or motorcycle display, sales, and service (inside display).
                                    (2)        Automobile or motorcycle display, sales, and service (outside display).
                                    (3)        Auto auction.
                                    (4)        Auto glass, muffler, or seat cover shop.
                                    (5)        Auto parts sales (inside only).
                                    (6)        Auto parts sales (outside display).
                                    (7)        Auto repair garage (inside).
                                    (8)        Auto repair garage (outside).
                                    (9)        Auto painting or body rebuilding shop (inside).
                                    (10)      Auto painting or body rebuilding shop (outside).
                                    (11)      Car wash.
                                    (12)      Steam cleaning of vehicles and machinery.
                                    (13)      Service station.
                                    (14)      Engine or motor repair shop.
                                    (15)      Bus or truck repair/parking garage.
                                    (16)      Drag strip, go-cart track, or commercial racing.
                                    (17)      Surface parking.
                                    (18)      Commercial parking lot or garage.
Sec. 51-4.213.             Commercial uses.
                                    (1)        Appliance fix-it shop.
                                    (2)        Custom furniture construction, repair, or upholstery shop.
                                    (3)        Building repair and maintenance shop.
                                    (4)        Plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, and heating shops.
                                    (5)        Lumber, brick, or building materials sales yard.
                                    (6)        Machinery sales and services.
                                    (7)        Machine or welding shop.
                                    (8)        Tool and equipment rental (inside display only).
                                    (9)        Tool and equipment rental (with outside display).
                                    (10)      Petroleum products storage and wholesale.
                                    (11)      Monument sales yard.
                                    (12)      Mining.
                                    (13)      Sand, gravel, or earth sales and storage.
                                    (14)      Job printing, lithographer, printing, or blueprinting plant.
                                    (15)      Duplication shop.
                                    (16)      Custom print shop.
                                    (17)      Gummed label printing.
                                    (18)      Venetian blind or window shade repair, assembly, and sales.
                                    (19)      Gas drilling and production.
                                    (20)      Computer service center.
                                    (21)      Custom commercial engraving.
                                    (22)      Garden shop, plant sales, or greenhouse.
                                    (23)      Diamond and precious stone sales (wholesale only).
                                    (24)      Design or decorative center.
                                    (25)      Attached non-premise sign.
                                    (26)      Detached non-premise sign.
                                    (27)      Labor hall.
Sec. 51-4.214.             Storage and waste disposal uses.
                                    (1)        Warehouse.
                                    (2)        Contractor’s maintenance yard.
                                    (3)        Building mover’s, temporary storage yard.
                                    (4)        Open storage.
                                    (5)        Outside salvage or reclamation.
                                    (6)        Metal processing facility.
                                    (7)        Inside salvage and reclamation.
                                    (8)        Refuse transfer station.
                                    (9)        Sanitary landfill.
                                    (10)      Aluminum collection center.
                                    (11)      Mini-warehouse.
                                    (12)      Office/showroom warehouse.
Sec. 51-4.215.             Animal related uses.
                                    (1)        Farm or ranch.
                                    (2)        Veterinarian’s office.
                                    (3)        Animal clinic without outside runs.
                                    (4)        Animal clinic with outside runs.
                                    (5)        Kennel with outside run.
                                    (6)        Animal pound.
                                    (7)        Commercial stable.
                                    (8)        Zoo.
                                    (9)        Hatchery and breeding operation.
                                    (10)      Livestock auction pens or sheds.
                                    (11)      Slaughterhouse.
Sec. 51-4.216.             Industrial and manufacturing uses.
                                    (1)        Industrial uses other than listed.
                                    (2)        Permanent concrete or asphalt batching or recycling plant.
                                    (3)        Temporary concrete or asphalt batching plant.
                                    (4)        U-cart concrete system.
                                    (5)        Fiberglass swimming pool fabricator.
                                    (6)        Light fabrication and assembly.
                                    (7)        Clothing manufacturing.
                                    (8)        Bedspread, drapes, and headboard manufacturing.
                                    (9)        Manufacturing laboratory.
                                    (10)      Artificial marble manufacturing.
                                    (11)      Corrugated cardboard box fabrication.
                                    (12)      Tread rubber manufacturing plant.
                                    (13)      Metal smelting and plating.
                                    (14)      Rendering plant.
Sec. 51-4.216.1.                      Lodging uses.
                                    (1)        Extended stay hotel or motel.
                                    (2)        Lodging or boarding house.
                                    (3)        Hotel and motel.
                                    (4)        Overnight general purpose shelter.
Sec. 51-4.217.             Accessory uses.
                                    (1)        Game court (private).
                                    (2)        Swimming pool (private).
                                    (3)        Private stable.
                                    (4)        Home occupation.
                                    (5)        Occasional sales (garage sales).
                                    (6)        Community center (private).
                                    (7)        Amateur communication tower.
                                    (8)        Private street or alley.
                                    (9)        Open storage.
                                    (10)      Day home.
                                    (11)      Pedestrian skybridges.
                                    (12)      Accessory helistop.
                                    (13)      Accessory medical/infectious waste incinerator.
                                    (14)      Accessory outside display of merchandise.
                                    (15)      Accessory outside sales.
                                    (16)      Accessory pathological waste incinerator.
                                    (17)      General waste incinerator.
Use Charts
Sec. 51-4.218.             Limited uses.
Sec. 51-4.218.1.          Retail-related uses.
Sec. 51-4.219.             Specific use permit.
Sec. 51-4.220.             Classification of new uses.
Sec. 51-4.221.             Sexually oriented businesses.

Division 51-4.300.
Off-street Parking and Loading Regulations.

Sec. 51-4.301.             Off-street parking regulations.
Sec. 51-4.302.             Parking district regulations.
Sec. 51-4.303.             Off-street loading regulations.
Sec. 51-4.304.             Off-street stacking regulations.
Sec. 51-4.305.             Reserved.
Sec. 51-4.306.             Off-street parking in the central business district.
Sec. 51-4.307.             Nonconformity as to parking or unloading regulations.
Sec. 51-4.308.             Reserved.
Sec. 51-4.309.             Reserved.

Division 51-4.310.
Off-street Parking Reductions.

Division 51-4.320.
Special Parking Regulations.

Division 51-4.400.
Yard, Lot, and Space Regulations.

Sec. 51-4.401.             Minimum front yard.
Sec. 51-4.402.             Minimum side yard.
Sec. 51-4.403.             Minimum rear yard.
Sec. 51-4.404.             Minimum lot area for residential use.
Sec. 51-4.405.             Minimum lot width for residential use.
Sec. 51-4.406.             Minimum lot depth for residential use.
Sec. 51-4.407.             Maximum lot coverage.
Sec. 51-4.408.             Maximum building height.
Sec. 51-4.409.             Maximum floor area ratio.
Sec. 51-4.410.             Schedule of yard, lot, and space regulations.
Sec. 51-4.411.             Maximum densities for residential uses.
Sec. 51-4.412.             Shared access development.

Division 51-4.500.
Overlay and Conservation District Regulations.

Sec. 51-4.501.             Historic overlay district.
Sec. 51-4.502.             Institutional overlay district.
Sec. 51-4.503.             D and D-1 liquor control overlay districts.
Sec. 51-4.504.             Airport flight overlay district.
Sec. 51-4.505.             Conservation districts.
Sec. 51-4.506.             Modified delta overlay district.
Sec. 51-4.507.             Neighborhood stabilization overlay.
Sec. 51-4.508.             Turtle Creek environmental corridor.

Division 51-4.600.
District Regulations of Special Applicability.

Sec. 51-4.601.             Creation of a building site.
Sec. 51-4.602.             Fence, screening, and visual obstruction regulations.
Sec. 51-4.603.             Use of a conveyance as a building.
Sec. 51-4.604.             Restrictions on access through a lot.
Sec. 51-4.605.             Design standards.

Division 51-4.700.
Zoning Procedures.

Division 51-4.800.
Development Impact Review.

Sec. 51-4.801.             Purpose.
Sec. 51-4.802.             Definitions.
Sec. 51-4.803.             Site plan review.

ARTICLE V.

FLOOD PLAIN AND ESCARPMENT ZONE REGULATIONS.

ARTICLE VI.

ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS.

Sec. 51-6.101.             Definitions applicable to the environmental performance standards.
Sec. 51-6.102.             Noise regulations.
Sec. 51-6.103.             Toxic and noxious matter.
Sec. 51-6.104.             Glare.
Sec. 51-6.105.             Vibration.
Sec. 51-6.106.             Odors, smoke, particulate matter, and other air contaminants.
Sec. 51-6.107.             Nonconformance with the environmental performance standards.
Sec. 51-6.108.             Municipal setting designation ordinance.

ARTICLE VII.

SIGN REGULATIONS.

ARTICLE VIII.

PLAT REGULATIONS. 

ARTICLE IX.

THOROUGHFARES.

Division 51-9.100.
Thoroughfare Plan Amendments.

Sec. 51-9.101.             Thoroughfare plan defined.
Sec. 51-9.102.             Thoroughfare plan amendment process.

Division 51-9.200.
Approval of Alignment of Thoroughfares.

Sec. 51-9.201.             Procedures for establishment of thoroughfare alignment.
Sec. 51-9.202.             Procedure for approval of state or county thoroughfare improvements.

Division 51-9.300.
Street Naming and Name Change Process.

Division 51-9.400.
Four-Way/All-Way Stop Controls at Residential Intersections.

 

ARTICLE X.

LANDSCAPE AND TREE PRESERVATION REGULATIONS.

  

ARTICLE XI.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION TAX EXEMPTIONS AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES FOR HISTORIC PROPERTIES.

ARTICLE XII.

GAS DRILLING AND PRODUCTION.