Land Use Codes and Ordinances

Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances

  • Unified Development Code - The current zoning and subdivision ordinance. Part II of the Development Standards and Building Codes, 
    • Chapter 1 contains General Provisions and discusses matters of platting and rezoning property.
    • Chapter 2 contains the list of zoning districts, uses and standards. 
    • Chapter 3 contains detailed standards for some selected uses. 
    • Chapter 4 discusses Development and Performance standards, specifically landscaping, parking, screening and nuisances. 
    • Chapter 5 discusses Subdivision Design and Improvements.
    • Chapter 6 discusses the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Adjustment.
    • Chapter 7 discusses nonconforming land uses.
    • Chapter 8 discusses measurements as they pertain to zoning and subdivision regulations.
    • Chapter 9 lists the Definitions of terms used within these regulations.
  • Platting - Description of the subdivision process and application procedures found in Chapter 1 Section 1.13 of the Unified Development Code.  Specific regulations for platting a subdivision are found in Chapter 5.  
  • Subdivision Design and Improvements- The current subdivision regulations. Chapter 5 of the Development Standards and Building Codes Codes.
  • Land Development Codes - Complete Zoning and Subdivision regulations for the City of Irving, including repealed zoning districts. Frequently used subsections may be linked below.
    • Landscaping and Trees - Section 4.5 of Chapter 4 of the Unified Development Code.
    • Approved Tree List (PDF), Tree Survey Worksheet (PDF), and Tree Removal Flowchart (PDF)
    • Commercial Design Standards - Section 3.4 of Chapter 3 of the Unified Development Code.
    • Accessory Structures (including carports)- Section 3.1 of Chapter 3 of the Unified Development Code.. Carport regulations are located in Subsection 3.1.12.
    • R-AB (Restaurant with Alcoholic Beverage) Ordinance - Section 3.3 of Chapter 3 of the Unified Development Code regulating the sale, serving and storage of alcoholic beverages.
    • Parking and Loading- Section 4.4 of Chapter 4 of the Unified Development Code.
    • Non-Depository Financial Institution Regulations - Subsection 3.14 of Chapter 3 of the Unified Development Code.
    • Residential Districts - Section 2.4 of Chapter 2 of the Unified Development Code.  They include a variety of single family districts, plus townhome and multi-family districts.  Multifamily development has additional regulations under Chapter 3.
    • Non-Residential Districts - Section 2.5 of Chapter 2 of the Unified Development Code.  They include a variety of office, retail, industrial and outside storage districts.  Some specific uses have additional regulations under Chapter 3.  
    • Mixed Use Districts- Section 2.6 of Chapter 2 of the Unified Development Code.  Mixed use districts encourage the combination of compatible residential and non-residential uses on the same or adjacent sites.  They include:
      • Heritage Crossing Redevelopment District (HCD) in Subsection 2.6.6, 
      • Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in Subsection 2.6.5
      • Planned Unit Development (PUD) in Subsection 2.6.4
    • Special Districts - Section 2.7 of Chapter 2 of the Unified Development  Code.  This section includes:
      • Agricultural (AG) in Subsection 2.7.2
      • S-P-1 Site Plan (Detailed) in Subsection 2.7.3
      • S-P-2 Site Plan (Generalized) in Subsection 2.7.4.
    • PUD 6 Regulations (PDF) - Zoning guidelines for the former Texas Stadium site and surrounding area.
    • Overlay Districts- Section 2.3 of Chapter 2 of the Unified Development Code.  Overlay districts apply additional rights and/or restrictions to the parcels within the district that modify the approved base zoning category.  Overlay districts include:
      • State Highway 161 Overlay  - Subsection 2.3.3 (applies to most properties adjacent to State Highway 161).
      • Urban Business Overlay - Subsection 2.3.2 (applies within the Las Colinas Urban Center).
      • State Highway 183 Overlay - Subsection 2.3.4 (applies to most properties adjacent to Airport Freeway).
    • Setback Requirements-Select Corridors, Chapter 33a - Chapter 33a of the Development Standards and Construction Codes, Article II.

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