Planning & Development

Off-Street Parking Ordinance


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.

Special Parking Area Applications

Parking Application Information

Existing Special Parking Area