spacer

Posted by
Amanda Mims

Houston Zoning Laws and Restrictions


Zoning is one of the most important legal tools used by local governments to encourage or prohibit certain types of real estate developments. Zoning intends to improve the living conditions in populated areas by preventing one land owner from damaging neighbors or the community from the improper use of the development of land. For example, a zoning ordinance might prohibit someone from placing an automobile shop next to a new home. The same ordinance that protects property from what happens next door also limits the development of property.

Every land owner should know what restrictions are in effect in their area or neighborhood. Consumers considering the purchase of a property should carefully review the existing zoning for that neighborhood or area, and also check with zoning officials about any zoning change applications that may have been filed. Would-be buyers should also become familiar with any zoning ordinances or master plan that might apply to that area as well. 

It is important to know that in some jurisdictions, as well as the city of Houston, there may be NO zoning restrictions. (Click here check the weirdest images from Houston's lack of zoning laws!) Working with a knowledgeable REALTOR® can help you be aware of any zoning restrictions that might be in place.

Remember that a REALTOR® is always the best source of information for all your real estate needs.

Check out the City of Houston Planning and Development Department HERE

Have questions or need advice? Contact me today.

Click here to find out what real estate is selling for in your neighborhood.


If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it with others.


Post Category: Home Buying, Relocation & Newcomer, Education

Go to Amanda Mims Blog Contact Amanda Mims

Join the discussion

To post a comment on this blog post, you must be an HAR Account subscriber, or a member of HAR. If you are an HAR Account subscriber or a member of HAR, please click here to login. If you would like to create an HAR Account account, please click here.

Login to Comment
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Houston Association of REALTORS®
Advertisement
Advertisement

Blog Archive

  • Archive
    •     2018
    •     2017
    •     2016
Advertisement