Off-Street Parking Ordinance

Off-Street Parking Requirements

As defined by the Houston Municipal Code, Chapter 26 Article VIII, Off-Street Parking and Loading, is enacted for the purpose of requiring all persons developing new and redeveloping existing buildings or tracts within the city to provide sufficient off-street parking and loading facilities at all times the buildings or tracts are in use or occupied.

See Chapter 26 Section 492, or click the link below, for a table identifying the required off-street parking spaces for certain types of use classifications. To apply for a variance addressing these requirements, refer to the Variance Reference Guide.

A Planning Commission public hearing for this item has been established for January 19, 2017. The hearing will be held at 2:30 p.m. in City Hall annex chambers, 900 Bagby.

Special Parking Area Applications

Montrose SPA (Executive Summary) - (PDF)

Montrose SPA (Full Report) - (PDF) 


Public Comments - Montrose Special Parking Area Application

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Parking Application Information

Requirements for Certain Types of Use Classifications (26-492) - (PDF)

Requirements for Certain Loading Facilities Categories (26-522) - (PDF)

Off-Street Parking Variance Reference Guide - (PDF)

Off-Street Parking Variance Form - (DOC)

Off-Site Parking Lease Agreement - (DOC)

Shared Parking Worksheet - (XLS)

New Neighborhood Center Worksheet - (XLS)

New Strip Center Worksheet - (XLS)


Existing Special Parking Area

Menil Museum and Campus SPA (Executive Summary) - (PDF)

Menil Museum and Campus SPA (Full Report) - (PDF)

Texas Medical Center SPA (map) - (PDF)