City of Austin - Zoning Code (Texas)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|Additional Place applies to||Austin|
|Name||City of Austin - Zoning Code|
|Incentive Type||Solar/Wind Access Policy|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Construction, Fed. Government, Industrial, Installer/Contractor, Institutional, Local Government, Multi-Family Residential, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government|
|Eligible Technologies||Custom/Others pending approval, Photovoltaics, Unspecified technologies|
|Energy Category||Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs, Renewable Energy Incentive Programs|
|Last DSIRE Review||2012-05-15|
| Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE
|References||Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)|
The Zoning Code (Chapter 25-2) of the Austin City Code provides a height limitation exemption for solar installations. Solar installations may exceed the zoning district height limit by 15% or the amount necessary to comply with a federal or state regulation, whichever is greater. The Zoning Code also allows for preservation plan in historic districts to incorporate sustainability measures such as solar technologies and other energy generation and efficiency mechanisms.
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||Austin City Code § 25-2-356|
|Authority 2:||Austin City Code § 25-2-531|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.