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 compatibility.

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 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 25, 2021

Zoning Ordinance & Text Amendments




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
Land Use Matrix update - allowing "Museums" by CUP in all residential zoning districts
October 19, 2015
Land Use Matrix update - creating a "Reception Venue" land use
January 18, 2016
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
Land Use Matrix update - creating a "Mobile Food Court" land use
January 3, 2017
2017-17Patio Homes AmendmentsJuly 5, 2017
2017-39Refuse Areas AmendmentsNovember 20, 2017
2018-34Land Use Matrix update - creating a "Coffee roasting" land useNovember 5, 2018
2020-08Temporary Buildings for schoolsMay 4, 2020
2020-33OT&MU residential building setbacksDecember 7, 2020
2021-12Residential parking regulationsApril 5, 2021