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March 31, 2009

Prohibited Yard Parking Program

City Council amended Chapter 28 of the Code of Ordinances to address the parking of vehicles on the front and side yard of single-family residential property. The Prohibited Yard Parking Program is intended to protect neighborhood property values, prevent damage to the City of Houston's underground infrastructure, and to stop the degradation of the aesthetic appearance of single-family residential areas. Once a Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area has been established, parking of vehicles on any unimproved surface in the front or side yard within single-family residential areas will be prohibited.

The Planning and Development Department will begin accepting applications for the Prohibited Yard Parking Program on April 1, 2009. Applications will be accepted on the first two business days of each month before 5:00 p.m.

An update to the application process for the Prohibited Yard Parking Program has been made by the Planning and Development Department. Applicants are no longer required to submit one stamped addressed envelope per property owner identified in the proposed Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area.

Updated applications can be found on Prohibited Yard Parking webpage at For more information, please contact Nathan Kraus at 713-837-7931 or e-mail