Residential

New Residences


It is required to determine the building setbacks, maximum height, maximum building coverage, and other development standards. These are determined by the zoning district in which the property is located. You can determine what district your property is located in by looking at the zoning map.

After determining the zoning district, refer to Zoning Ordinance NO. 933 of the Municipal Code for setbacks, maximum height limitations, and other building restrictions. 

For more information, call the Building Official (325) 597-2152.


Adding to Existing Residences


Before designing an addition, it is recommended to determine the building setbacks, maximum height, maximum building coverage, and other development standards. These are determined by the zoning district (i.e. SF-Single Family, C-Commercial, etc) in which the property is located. You can determine what district your property is located in by looking at the zoning map.

After determining the zoning district, refer to Zoning Ordinance of the Municipal Code for setbacks, maximum height limitations, and other building restrictions.

Remodeling


Remodels of existing residences are generally allowed, but may require a building permit. Remodels of existing residences to another use (i.e. commercial use) are allowed in some zoning districts, but require a change of occupancy permit and may have additional requirements.

It is recommended to contact the Fire Department and Public Utilities Department for any additional requirements related to a remodel.

Fences


Fences and walls are allowed to be built along property lines as long as they do not exceed the maximum height. In general, fences or walls may not exceed six feet in height along the rear and side property lines and no more than three feet in height within the front setback area.