Zoning 100% open

Austin, TX

What data is expected?

Land use zone boundaries and zoning categories for parcels contained. Zoning ordinances typically regulate land use and building dimension for built improvements made on all properties within a city’s borders. As such, zoning impacts many aspects of our communities and daily lives — from the location of your local supermarket (and what you can purchase there) to the size and height of your home.

Having access to the mapped zones (GIS shapefiles or GeoJSON files) of designated permitted land uses in your city can help empower a better understanding of the forces shaping your community. Alternatively, the data might be provided in tabular format with an attribute giving location, such as a parcel ID. Either way, descriptions of allowed uses for each zone must be publicly available, often in a separate zoning regulations document. (More info)

  • Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses
  • Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)

How open is the data?

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Question Answer Comment
Openly licensed Yes
Available in bulk Yes
Up-to-date Yes
Available free online Yes
Available free of charge Yes
In an open format CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, KML, KMZ, RDF, SHP, TSV, XLS, XML
findable 4
findable_steps Searched for zoning in the austin data portal
licence_url https://www.austintexas.gov/coa-open-data-licensing
Collected by government Yes
usability 3
collector_name City of Austin Development Services
characteristics Zone location — the data should be either (1) a GIS shapefile or GeoJSON, or (2) a table with parcel IDs or addresses, Zone name/type (with accompanying descriptions of allowed uses in each zone)
location https://data.austintexas.gov/Locations-and-Maps/Zoning- - Do not use this data to make zoning determinations. This data does not show all zoning regulations. Use the interactive mapping application http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/PropertyProfile/ to see a map of zoning, or call the Development Assistance Centers at (512)978-4000 to make final zoning determinations. Zoning only applies to addresses within the City of Austin city limits. This dataset is a list of addresses with their zoning provided to answer questions such as "what property addresses have CS zoning." This data reflects the zoning of the address point, which is usually the address for the specific structure, and not of the property the address sits on. Some properties have more than one zoning, This data does not reflect properties with multiple zonings. This data is derived from GIS layer for address and zoning. The place_id field is provided for linking to the addresses GIS layer. This product is produced by the City of Austin for informational purposes. No warranty is made they City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness., https://data.austintexas.gov/Locations-and-Maps/Zoning- - This feature class is made up of City of Austin zoning ordinance boundaries. This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. This product has been produced by the Communications and Technology Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.

Meta data

Data location   https://data.austintexas.gov/Locations-and-Maps/Zoning- - Do not use this data to make zoning determinations. This data does not show all zoning regulations. Use the interactive mapping application http://www.austintexas.gov/GIS/PropertyProfile/ to see a map of zoning, or call the Development Assistance Centers at (512)978-4000 to make final zoning determinations. Zoning only applies to addresses within the City of Austin city limits. This dataset is a list of addresses with their zoning provided to answer questions such as "what property addresses have CS zoning." This data reflects the zoning of the address point, which is usually the address for the specific structure, and not of the property the address sits on. Some properties have more than one zoning, This data does not reflect properties with multiple zonings. This data is derived from GIS layer for address and zoning. The place_id field is provided for linking to the addresses GIS layer. This product is produced by the City of Austin for informational purposes. No warranty is made they City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.
   https://data.austintexas.gov/Locations-and-Maps/Zoning- - This feature class is made up of City of Austin zoning ordinance boundaries. This product is for informational purposes and may not have been prepared for or be suitable for legal, engineering, or surveying purposes. It does not represent an on-the-ground survey and represents only the approximate relative location of property boundaries. This product has been produced by the Communications and Technology Department for the sole purpose of geographic reference. No warranty is made by the City of Austin regarding specific accuracy or completeness.
Data licence   https://www.austintexas.gov/coa-open-data-licensing
Data format   CSV, GeoJSON, JSON, KML, KMZ, RDF, SHP, TSV, XLS, XML
Reviewer   Akhil Rao
Submitters   Akhil Rao
Last modified   Sat Apr 13 2019 19:03:09 GMT+0000 (UTC)