City of Austin - Zoning Code (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas
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
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Local
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)[1]


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.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"