Lon C. Hill Building
502 E. Tyler Ave.
Harlingen, Texas 78550
(956) 216-5101
Planning and Zoning Division - Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Map (updated September 2014) 
Cover (updated September 2014)
Table of Contents
1 - Purpose
  • Scope and Purpose
  • Relationship to Comprehensive Plan
2 - Definitions (updated September 2014)
3 - Administration
  • Certificate of Occupancy and Compliance
  • Completion of Building Under Construction
  • Amendments
  • Zoning of Newly Annexed Territory
  • Classification of New and Unlisted Uses
  • Compliance Required
  • Fees
4 - Zoning Districts
5 - Use Chart (updated February 2014)
6 - Building Site
  • Creation of New Building Site
7 - Lot Area, Yard, and Fence Regulations
  • Area Regulations
  • Yard Setback Regulations
  • Fence Regulations
8 - Off Street Parking, Stacking, and Loading (updated September 2014) 
  • Purpose
  • Off-Street Parking
  • Special Off-Street Parking
  • On-street Parking
  • Stacking Regulations for Drive-Through
  • Loading
9 - Height
  • Residential Zone
  • Non-residential Zone
10 - Tower Regulations
11 - Landscape Regulations
  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Applicability
  • Definitions
  • General Requirements
  • Maintenance Requirements
  • Protected Trees
  • Interior Parking Lot Landscaping
  • Violations for Enforcement
  • Recommended Plant List
12 - Sign Regulations (updated August 2012) 
  • Purpose and Applicability
  • Definitions
  • Regulations
  • Permits Required
  • Design, Construction, and Maintenance
  • Special Sign Categories, Permitted, and Prohibited Signs
  • Non-conforming Signs
  • Removal or Reduction of Non-conforming Signs
  • Violations
  • Appeals
13 - Sidewalk Regulations
14 - Accessory, Portable, and Storage Buildings
15 - Special Use Regulations
  • Construction Offices
  • Courtyards
  • Gas Stations
  • Home Occupations
  • Mobile Vendors and Special Events
  • Planned Developments (PD)
  • Downtown District Overlay
  • Airport Overlay District
  • Garage/Occasional Sales
16 - Non-Conforming Uses and Structures  (updated September 2014) 
  • Continuation or Discontinuation
17 - Planning and Zoning Commission (updated March 2014)
  • Organization
  • Jurisdiction
  • Action of the Board
  • Rezoning Process
  • Specific Use Permit (SUP) Process
18 - Board of Adjustments
  • Organization
  • Jurisdiction
  • Action of the Board
  • Variance Process
19 - Enforcement

Appendices
  • Yard and Lot Definitions, Site Triangle
  • Parking Aisle Widths, ADA
  • Re-zoning Process
  • SUP Process
  • Variance Process

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