Zoning Violations

Zoning: A zoning ordinance is a rule that defines how property in specific geographic zones can be used. Zoning ordinances may also regulate lot size, placement, density, and the height of structures.

Zoning Ordinance: Link Below

City of Dickinson Zoning Ordinance


  • Sec. 18-5. - Purpose.

This chapter is adopted for the purpose of protecting the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents, citizens, and inhabitants of the City of Dickinson, Texas. These regulations are designed to:

(1) Lessen congestion in the streets;

(2) Secure safety from fire, panic, and other dangers;

(3) Promote health and general welfare;

(4) Provide adequate light and air;

(5) Prevent the overcrowding of land;

(6) Avoid undue concentration of population; and,

(7) Facilitate the adequate provision of transportation, water, sewers, schools, parks and other public requirements for the benefit of the citizens of Dickinson.

(Ord. No. 420-2001, § 1, 7-24-01)


  • Sec. 18-9. - Violations and penalties.

(a)It is unlawful for any person to violate any provision or requirement of these zoning regulations.

(b)If a building or other structure is erected, constructed, reconstructed, altered, repaired, converted, or maintained or if a building, other structure, or land is used in violation of this chapter, the city may institute appropriate action to:

(1) Prevent the unlawful erection, construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, conversion, maintenance, or use;

(2) Restrain, correct, or abate the violation;

(3) Prevent the occupancy of the building, structure, or land; or

(4) Prevent any illegal act, conduct, business, or use on or about the premises.


A violation of any provision of these zoning regulations is unlawful, a misdemeanor, and may be punished by a fine in accordance with chapter 1, General Provisions, Code of Ordinances, section 1-4 "general penalty" continuing violations; nuisances; other remedies.

(Ord. No. 420-2001, § 1, 7-24-01)