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Development Code & Criteria Manual

Development in Denton is a shared goal. Note that the Municode version available online may not reflect recent Code amendments for your development plan. Refer to the Recent Code Amendments section on this page for a list of code amendments since the last Municode update.

Subchapter 1:

Preamble, Purpose, Application and Enforcement

Subchapter 2:

Official Maps

Subchapter 3:


Subchapter 4:

Boards, Commissions and Committees

Subchapter 5:

Zoning Districts and Limitations

Subchapter 6:

Specific Uses

Subchapter 7:

Special Purpose and Overlay Districts

Subchapter 8:

Group Homes

Subchapter 9:

Manufactured Homes

Subchapter 10:

Sexually Oriented Businesses

Subchapter 11:

Nonconforming Uses

Subchapter 12:

General RegulationsDDC-Subchapter-13

Subchapter 13:

Site Design Standards

Subchapter 14:

Parking Standards

Subchapter 15:

Signs and Advertising Devices (REPEALED)

Subchapter 16:


Subchapter 17:

Environmentally Sensitive Areas

Subchapter 18:

Land Disturbing Activities

Subchapter 19:

Drainage Standards

Subchapter 20:


Subchapter 21:

Water and Wastewater Standards

Subchapter 22:

Gas Well Drilling and Production

Subchapter 23:


Subchapter 24:

Electric Standards

2016-056 - Electric Substations and Switch Stations
2015-233 - Gas Well Ordinance
2015-219 - Craft Alcohol Production

Chapter 33 - Signs and Advertising Devices

The following manuals detail the specific design characteristics of various elements in the development process. Questions for any of these design manuals should be directed to the department that would supervise the regulations.

  • Engineering: Transportation, Drainage, Water/Wastewater
  • Planning: Site Design, Applications
  • Building Inspections: Construction

Connectivity Component - Mobility Plan
Construction Criteria Manuals
Denton Central Business District
Drainage Criteria Manual
Site Design Criteria Manual
Solid Waste Criteria Manual
Transportation Criteria Manual
Water and Wastewater Criteria Manual

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