General Provisions


  • The zoning regulations have been made in accordance with an adopted Comprehensive Plan for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals and general welfare of the City. They have been designed to lessen the congestion in the streets; to secure safety from fire, panic and other dangers; to insure adequate light and air; to prevent the overcrowding of land, to avoid undue concentration of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, circulation, water, sewage, schools, parks and other public requirements. They have been made with reasonable consideration, among other things, for the character of each district, and its peculiar suitability for the particular uses specified; and with a view to conserving the value of buildings and encouraging the most appropriate use of land throughout the City.
  • Other policies and standards contained in the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance pertaining to the use and development of land, or improvements thereof, are to guide and coordinate the development of land for the benefit of individual parcels and tracts and the City as a community.


The Red Oak Zoning Ordinance was adopted pursuant to the laws of the State of Texas, Local Government Code, Chapter 211 and 212 and the appropriate provisions of the City of Red Oak Charter which govern the zoning and subdivision of land.


The Red Oak Zoning Ordinance is effective for all areas within the boundaries of the City.


It is the intention of the City Council that the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance implement the planning policies adopted by the City Council for the City, as reflected in the land use plan and other planning documents. While the Council reaffirms its commitment that the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance and any amendment are in conformity with adopted planning polices, the City Council expresses its intent that neither the Red Oak Zoning Ordinance nor any amendment may be challenged on the basis of any alleged nonconformity with any planning document.