Zoning Issues


Zoning helps city government regulate congestion on streets, prevent overcrowding, maintain property values and ensure the health, safety and general welfare of residents.

Code Compliance routinely investigates violations, which often include:

  • Automobile repair shops, wrecking yards and daycares operated in residential
  • Zoning
  • Outside storage
  • Encroachment of a right of way
  • Fence regulations

City of Fort Worth no longer requires garage sale permits, but request that residents do no more than two per year.

Violators are issued a written notice directing that the violation be corrected. Illegal uses of zoned areas can result in a fine of up to $2,000 for each offense.