Zoning Verification Letters provide information to regulators, lenders and attorneys about the uses permitted on a particular property, its development potential and compliance with current zoning ordinances. If you do not require a signed letter you can look up the current zoning of a property using CityView, Round Rock’s internet map server. Zoning districts’ legally permitted uses and development standards are posted in the Code of Ordinances.
Zoning verification letters for business permitting
Some agencies require a zoning verification letter for certain businesses (such as tattooing) to prove that the proposed business is legally permitted in the proposed location. To request this type of zoning verification letter please send the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-218-5421:
- Type of business activity (e.g. microblading, tattooing, piercing, etc.)
- Address of proposed business activity
The letter will be issued as a pdf; if you require a paper letter please provide a mailing address. There is no fee for this type of letter.
Zoning verification letters for real estate transactions
Most letters can be completed within a few working days. The letter will be emailed as a pdf and a paper copy sent via US mail to the requestor (or other party if indicated). To request a zoning verification letter please email the following information to email@example.com or fax (512-218-3286):
- Address of property
- Requestor’s contact information (name, phone, email)
- If the letter is to be addressed to another party, that party’s name and address
- If the letter is to be mailed/emailed to another party, that party’s name and address/email
There is a $50 fee for this type of zoning verification letter. Make checks payable to “City of Round Rock, TX” and send to: Attn: Zoning Verification, Round Rock Planning Department, 301 W. Bagdad Ave., Suite 210, Round Rock, TX 78664. To pay with a credit card (Visa, MC, AmEx, Applepay) contact Planning and Development Services at 512-218-5428.
The zoning verification letter includes the following information:
- Current zoning (base and overlay zoning districts)
- Historic designation (indicated by the H (Historic) overlay zoning district)
- Variances and/or Special Exceptions
- Whether the current use is permitted
- Zoning of adjacent properties
- Current zoning and environmental code violations
Note: It is not possible to determine conclusively that a property is in conformance with current codes without a survey/inspection of the property in its current condition.
The zoning verification letter does not include the following information, which may be obtained through an Open Records Request.
- Building permit information and Certificates of Occupancy
- Copies of as-built site plans
- Known current building code violations
- Known current fire code violations
If you do not require a signed letter, you can look up the current zoning of a property using CityView, Round Rock’s internet map server. You may also ask Planning & Development Services staff. There is no charge for this service.
Planned Unit Developments (PUDs)
Copies of all PUDs and amendments are available online. These documents have been edited for length and may not include the entire ordinance adopting the PUD, but do include the entire development agreement.
Future Land Use Map (FLUM) and Comprehensive Plan
O-2020-0175 Future Land Use Map https://roundrock2030.com
Planned road improvements
Refer to https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/city-departments/transportation/ or contact CIP Program Director Gerald Pohlmeyer at 512-218-5589
(Part III Section 2-98: Nonconformities) “In the event that a nonconforming building or structure is damaged more than 50% of its fair market value by fire, act of God etc., repairs and/or replacements must conform to all current regulations of the district in which it is located.”
Zoning and Development Code
O-2018-5865 City of Round Rock Code of Ordinances, Part III Zoning and Development Code
Part III Sec. 1-50: Definitions
Part III Chapter 2: Zoning districts and use regulations
Part III Sec. 2-91: Supplementary use standards
Part III Sec. 2-98: Nonconformities
Part III Chapter 8: Zoning and Development Standards (e.g. off-street parking)
Ch. 8 Article I: Compatibility standards and buffers
Ch. 8 Article II: Landscaping
Ch. 8 Article III: Tree protection and preservation
Ch. 8 Article IV: Fences
Ch. 8 Article V: Screening
Ch. 8 Article VI: Off-street parking and loading
Ch 8 Article VII: Access and circulation
Ch. 8 Article VIII: Outdoor storage and display
Ch. 8 Article IX: Signs
Ch. 8 Article X: Buildings and building regulations