Zoning

What is zoning and where does it apply?
Zoning districts are established to promote compatible patterns of land use within the city limits. Zoning districts also establish site development regulations and performance standards appropriate to the purposes and the uses allowed in each district. Distinct zoning districts exist for residential, office, retail and industrial uses. Furthermore, specific use restrictions, site development regulations or performance standards may apply to zoning districts combined with special overlay or combining districts.
As part of the zoning process, appropriate land uses for an area are identified based on such factors as the intensity, density, height of a proposed project, surrounding land uses, traffic impacts and access to a site, environmental concerns and overall compatibility. The City of La Marque currently has 10 zoning types, they are:

  • Public Use
  • Agriculture District
  • Single Family Dwelling
  • Two Family Dwelling
  • Multiple Family Dwelling
  • General Commercial
  • Restricted Commercial
  • Light Industrial
  • Industrial
  • Manufactured Home Park

Zoning changes may be required for a change of land use or alteration of a building or site within the city limits. To determine whether a zoning change is required please contact the Building Inspections Department.

The City of La Marque enacted a zoning resolution in 2005.

Downloads available regarding zoning in the City of La Marque:

Forms and Fees pertaining to Zoning and Board of Adjustment:

All items are in Adobe PDF format.