Development Regulations


Purpose Statement

On March 5, 2015, the City of Galveston officially adopted the "Land Development Regulations of 2015," thus replacing the "1991 Zoning Standards." These regulations provide guidance and standards for the orderly development and redevelopment of land and associated public infrastructure, facilities, and amenities in accordance with the "City of Galveston 2011 Comprehensive Plan."


Community Goals

Provide information regarding how your services directly or indirectly affect the daily lives of citizens. Some examples include:
  • Promote the public health, safety, morals, and/or general welfare
  • Promoting the safe, orderly development of the municipality
  • Lessen congestion on streets
  • Provide adequate light and air
  • Facilitate the adequate provision of transportation

Table of Contents

Article 1: Jurisdiction and Zoning Districts

Article 2: Uses and Supplemental Standards

Article 3: Yard, Lot, and Setback Standards

Article 4: Planned Unit Development (PUD) Overlay Zoning

Article 5: Sign Regulations

Article 6: Subdivision and Design Development

Article 7: Lighting Regulations

Article 8: Parking/Loading Regulations

Article 9: Landscaping Regulations

Article 10: Historic Neighborhood Standards

Article 11: Nonconformities

Article 12: Administrative Bodies

Article 13: Permits and Procedures

Article 14: Definitions

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