Composite Zoning Ordinance
The Composite Zoning Ordinance establishes development standards for property within Leander city limits, excluding the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) district.
The ordinance includes site development standards for all of the zoning districts in Leander, each of which is comprised of three components:
- General use
- Site standards
- Architectural standards
The ordinance is designed to be contextually adaptive, form integrated, and administratively flexible. It also provides guidelines for special use permits.
Other topics include:
- Descriptions of zoning District components
- Landscape and tree ordinance
- Off-street parking requirements
- Building setbacks
- Accessory structures
- Wireless communication ordinance
- Special use permit
- Non-conforming uses and structures
- Home occupations
- Site development ordinance
- Zoning variance procedures
The City of Leander does not have zoning jurisdiction outside of our city limits. See the Zoning Map tab for current city limits, or contact your respective county (Travis County or Williamson County) for information on property restrictions outside of the city.
The SmartCode establishes development standards within the city's TOD.
Visit the SmartCode page for more information.
This ordinance updates our zoning ordinance and building codes by adopting landscaping and screening requirements to conserve water. It provides recommended plants, the minimum percentage of areas to be landscaped, soil depth requirements for residential and non-residential, home builder options, and irrigation requirements.
Read the Water Conservation Ordinance (PDF) for more information.
|Ordinance Number - 22-067-00 (PDF)||August 4, 2022||Updated definitions and landscape standards to promote water conservation|
May 5, 2022
Updated definitions, added Food Trucks, and updated accessory structure standards.
April 1, 2021
Modified the requirements of MF and NR use components to require that a minimum of one enclosed garage space is provided per unit.
November 19, 2020
Added definitions, removed mixed-use options from the LO use component, added requirements for wrap commercial uses associated with multi-family development, eliminated the option for horizontal mixed-use, added residential condo regime developments, and added a minor PUD process.
November 5, 2020
Added options for drive lanes and screening.
April 21, 2020
Removed A, B, and C street requirements; updated the measurement of caliper inch for trees; add cosmetic services definitions; updated CH and TH use components; modified multi-family requirements (requires PUD and 75% garages); added Neighborhood Outreach requirements
March 5, 2020
Allows for the SmartCode to be optional
March 5, 2020
Allows for the street tree requirement to be optional
August 15, 2019
Update Process Requirements per HB 3167, Fence Height increase, LISD screening requirements
August 15, 2019
Update Masonry Requirements per HB 2439, Garage Standards, Masonry Incentives
August 1, 2019
Update wastewater requirements for large lot developments
July 9, 2019
Update to Alley Provisions
June 6, 2019
Update Residential Driveway Widths
The Leander Zoning Map was updated on February 17th, 2023. Please contact the Planning Department for zoning verification. This map has been produced by the City of Leander for informational purposes only. No warranty is made by the City regarding completeness or accuracy, please refer to the official ordinance for zoning verification.
Download and review the Zoning Map - February 17th, 2023 (PDF).