Zoning is a way of regulating the use of land by designating properties for a specific use or range of uses, density, siting and building form – for example, whether a property can be used for residential, commercial, or industrial purposes, and what kind of building can be located on it.

In 2013 the District of Houston adopted Development Bylaw No. 1040, 2013 (as amended to December 20, 2016) which regulates the following zoning areas:

2.0 Definitions 3.0 Preamble 4.0 Administration 5.0 General Regulations
6.0 Establishment of Zones 7.0 R1 Single Family Residential 8.0 R2 Two Family Residential 9.0 R3 Manufactured Park
10.0 R4 Multi-Family Residential 11.0 A1 Agriculture 12.0 A2 Rural Residential 13.0 C1 Core Commercial
14.0 C2 Service Commercial 15.0 C3 Campground 16.0 M1 Light Industry 17.0 M2 Heavy Industry
18.0 P1 Public & Institutional 19.0 P2 Parks & Recreation 20.0 Manufactured Home Park Regulations 21.0 Development Permit Guidelines
22.0 Noise Regulations 23.0 Nuisance Regulations 24.0 Unsightly Premis Regulations 25.0 Sign Regulations
Sustainability Checklist Sign Guidelines Backyard Chicken Guidelines Smart Growth Illustrative Plans

Note: Click on the zone or regulation you would like to know about for more info. The full Development Bylaw can be viewed online at our Document Center, but may take a long time to load.

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