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Zoning in the City of Tomball
Zoning is a system of land use regulation that controls the development of land in the corporate City limits. It is a legal mechanism by which the City of Tomball is able to regulate land uses so as to protect the public health, safety, and/or general welfare. The Zoning Map identifies different zones with the primary purpose of promoting adjacent land use compatibilities.

The City of Tomball’s Zoning Ordinance (Ordinance 2008-01) was initially adopted by City Council on February 4, 2008.

By viewing the most recent zoning map below, you may identify the zoning classification of any property that you are interested in. If you have further inquiries or are unsure of where a property falls within the Zoning Ordinance, you may contact the Community Development Department Coordinator at (281) 290-1405.

Once you have determined the zoning of your property, click the Land Use Matrix link to determine if a use is permitted.

Zoning Maps



Original Zoning Map

February 4, 2008

Revised Zoning Map

August 2, 2016

Zoning Ordinance & Text Amendments

Ordinance Description  Adopted 
Original Zoning Ordinance

 February 4, 2008
Codified Zoning Ordinance

October 8, 2014
Land Use Matrix update - allowing "Dance/Drama/Music Schools" by CUP in all residential zoning districts

 October 20, 2014
Land Use Matrix update - OT&MU District

 January 5, 2015
Reducing the SF-20-E District side setback from 25- to 10-feet and increasing the General Retail District maximum building height from 42- to 70-feet

February 2, 2015 
Land Use Matrix update - creating a "Brewpub" land use

May 4, 2015 
 Façade Overlay District
September 21, 2015

2015-19 Land Use Matrix update - allowing "Museums" by CUP in all residential zoning districts  October 19, 2015
 2015-25 Land Use Matrix update - creating a "Reception Venue" land use   January 18, 2016
2016-20 Land Use Matrix update -  "Check Cashing Service", "Convenience Store (with or without gasoline sales)", "Gasoline Station", "Hotel/Motel", "Rehabilitation Care Facility (Halfway House)", "Tattoo or Body Piercing Studio"  September 19, 2016

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