Zoning Issues


Zoning rules and regulations help 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 areas
  • Outside storage
  • Right-of-way encroachment
  • Nonstandard fencing

The City of Fort Worth does not require garage sale permits but requests that residents do no more than two garage sales 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.