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Home Occupations are generally permitted with some restrictions. The City of Missouri City’s regulations on home occupations may be found online. Certain home occupations such as child care homes have additional requirements. A resident and/or homeowner should always confirm with their homeowner's association (HOA), as applicable as deed restrictions may be more restrictive than the city’s allowances.
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You can locate the zoning district for your property using the City of Missouri City’s interactive Zoning Map. The interactive Zoning Map allows you to input an address and/or select a location to obtain applicable zoning information pertaining to a property. A zoning quick reference guide (PDF) is also available that summarizes the uses, maximum building heights; minimum building yards (setbacks), and lot and density information as applicable for zoning use districts. If a property has a zoning of specific use permit (SUP) or planned development (PD) district, please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development division for information specific to those zoning classifications.
Zoning districts and regulations have been established in Missouri City, Texas to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the city and its inhabitants. All land within the city has a zoning classification or is zoned into a zoning use district. The process to consider amending the zoning classification or zoning use district is summarized below.
The State of Texas' Community Homes for Persons With Disabilities Act requires the city to allow for the location of a community home (group home) that meets certain qualifications as a use-by-right in a residential zoning district. The City of Missouri City, Texas requires specific use permit (SUP) approval prior to the location of any group home not permitted as a use by-right in a residential zoning district. Please email the Development Services Department - Planning and Development Division with questions regarding the eligibility of a specific group home location.
Certain uses require SUP approval in addition to a certificate of zoning compliance. For a list of all uses that require SUP approval and the applicable zoning districts, please see Section 15.2, City of Missouri City Zoning Ordinance. SUP approval is a zoning process that requires the submission of an Application for Zoning Amendment.
Planning is the process of developing and implementing policies for the city’s growth; City planners work collaboratively with other professionals to ensure that the way in which buildings, roads, and parks develop are both attractive and convenient.
Zoning is the legal mechanism that helps enforce policies for the physical development and use of land. Zoning dictates where residential, industrial, recreational, commercial, and other activities can take place. Zoning helps to protect property values and investments.