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Tulsa Zoning Code
Adopted November 05, 2015 Effective January 01, 2016 As amended and effective December 24, 2021

Title 42 Tulsa Revised Ordinances Zoning and Property Restrictions
Chapter 1 | Introductory Provisions .....................................................................................................1-1 Chapter 5 | Residential Districts............................................................................................................5-1 Chapter 10 | Mixed-use Districts .........................................................................................................10-1 Chapter 15 | Office, Commercial and Industrial Districts ................................................................15-1 Chapter 20 | Overlay Districts..............................................................................................................20-1 Chapter 25 | Special Districts ...............................................................................................................25-1 Chapter 30 | Legacy Districts ...............................................................................................................30-1 Chapter 35 | Building Types and Use Categories...............................................................................35-1 Chapter 40 | Supplemental Use and Building Regulations ..............................................................40-1 Chapter 45 | Accessory Uses and Structures .....................................................................................45-1 Chapter 50 | Temporary Uses ..............................................................................................................50-1 Chapter 55 | Parking .............................................................................................................................55-1 Chapter 60 | Signs .................................................................................................................................60-1 Chapter 65 | Landscaping and Screening ...........................................................................................65-1 Chapter 67 | Outdoor Lighting.............................................................................................................67-1 Chapter 70 | Review and Approval Procedures .................................................................................70-1 Chapter 75 | Administration ................................................................................................................75-1 Chapter 80 | Nonconformities .............................................................................................................80-1 Chapter 85 | Violations, Penalties and Enforcement ........................................................................85-1 Chapter 90 | Measurements ................................................................................................................90-1 Chapter 95 | Definitions .......................................................................................................................95-1 Appendix .................................................................................................................................................. A-1
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Chapter 1 | Introductory Provisions .....................................................................................................1-1 Section 1.010 Title .................................................................................................................................... 1-1 Section 1.020 Authority ........................................................................................................................... 1-1 Section 1.030 Effective Date.................................................................................................................... 1-1 Section 1.040 Applicability and Jurisdiction .......................................................................................... 1-1 Section 1.050 Purposes ........................................................................................................................... 1-1 Section 1.060 Minimum Requirements ................................................................................................. 1-1 Section 1.070 Compliance Required ...................................................................................................... 1-2 Section 1.080 Conflicting Provisions ...................................................................................................... 1-2 Section 1.090 Rules of Language and Construction ............................................................................ 1-2 Section 1.100 Zoning Map ....................................................................................................................... 1-4 Section 1.110 Transitional Provisions .................................................................................................... 1-6 Section 1.120 Severability ....................................................................................................................... 1-8
Chapter 5 | Residential Districts ............................................................................................................5-1 Section 5.010 Districts ............................................................................................................................. 5-1 Section 5.020 Use Regulations ............................................................................................................... 5-1 Section 5.030 Lot and Building Regulations.......................................................................................... 5-4 Section 5.040 Other Relevant Regulations............................................................................................ 5-6
Chapter 10 | Mixed-use Districts .........................................................................................................10-1 Section 10.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 10-1 Section 10.020 Use Regulations ............................................................................................................. 10-2 Section 10.030 Character Designations.................................................................................................10-5 Section 10.040 Height Designations ....................................................................................................10-12 Section 10.050 Other Relevant Regulations........................................................................................10-14
Chapter 15 | Office, Commercial and Industrial Districts ................................................................15-1 Section 15.010 Districts ........................................................................................................................... 15-1 Section 15.020 Use Regulations ............................................................................................................. 15-3 Section 15.030 Lot and Building Regulations........................................................................................15-7 Section 15.040 Other Relevant Regulations........................................................................................15-10
Chapter 20 | Overlay Districts..............................................................................................................20-1 Section 20.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 20-1 Section 20.020 HP, Historic Preservation Overlays .............................................................................. 20-3 Section 20.030 SA, Special Area Overlays..............................................................................................20-3 Section 20.040 PI, Parking Impact Overlay............................................................................................20-4 Section 20.050 RDO, River Design Overlays..........................................................................................20-5 Section 20.060 HNO, Healthy Neighborhoods Overlay .....................................................................20-20 Section 20.070 Route 66 Overlay..........................................................................................................20-22 Section 20.080 NIO, Neighborhood Infill Overlay ..............................................................................20-24
Chapter 25 | Special Districts ...............................................................................................................25-1 Section 25.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 25-1 Section 25.020 AG, Agricultural District and AG-R, Agricultural-Residential District........................25-1 Section 25.030 PK, Parking District......................................................................................................... 25-4
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Section 25.040 Section 25.050 Section 25.060 Section 25.070

CO, Corridor District ...................................................................................................... 25-5 SR, Scientific Research District ...................................................................................25-10 IMX, Institutional Mixed-Use.......................................................................................25-12 MPD, Master Planned Development District............................................................25-20

Chapter 30 | Legacy Districts ...............................................................................................................30-1 Section 30.010 PUD, Planned Unit Development (Legacy) District .................................................... 30-1 Section 30.020 CDP, Community Development Projects .................................................................... 30-7

Chapter 35 | Building Types and Use Categories...............................................................................35-1 Section 35.010 Building Types ................................................................................................................ 35-1 Section 35.020 Use Categories Generally..............................................................................................35-6 Section 35.030 Residential Use Category .............................................................................................. 35-8 Section 35.040 Public, Civic and Institutional Use Category ............................................................... 35-9 Section 35.050 Commercial Use Category ..........................................................................................35-12 Section 35.060 Wholesale, Distribution & Storage Use Category ....................................................35-21 Section 35.070 Industrial Use Category...............................................................................................35-22 Section 35.080 Recycling Use Category ...............................................................................................35-24 Section 35.090 Agricultural Use Category ...........................................................................................35-24 Section 35.100 Other Use Category .....................................................................................................35-25

Chapter 40 | Supplemental Use and Building Regulations ..............................................................40-1 Section 40.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 40-2 Section 40.020 Animal Services .............................................................................................................. 40-2 Section 40.030 Apartments/Condos ...................................................................................................... 40-2 Section 40.040 Assembly and Entertainment ....................................................................................... 40-2 Section 40.050 Bars .................................................................................................................................. 40-2 Section 40.060 Bed and Breakfasts........................................................................................................40-4 Section 40.070 Colleges, Universities and Hospitals............................................................................40-4 Section 40.080 Commercial Services ..................................................................................................... 40-5 Section 40.090 Community Garden and Farm, Market or Community Supported ......................... 40-5 Section 40.100 Community Group Homes............................................................................................40-5 Section 40.110 Cottage House Developments ..................................................................................... 40-7 Section 40.120 Day Cares ........................................................................................................................ 40-9 Section 40.130 Dispersal Standards for Specified Land Uses ............................................................ 40-9 Section 40.140 Fraternal Organizations ................................................................................................ 40-9 Section 40.150 Funeral Homes ............................................................................................................... 40-9 Section 40.160 Group Living Uses .......................................................................................................... 40-9 Section 40.170 Hotel or Motel ..............................................................................................................40-10 Section 40.180 Industrial Uses..............................................................................................................40-10 Section 40.190 Junk or Salvage Yards ..................................................................................................40-10 Section 40.200 Library or Cultural Exhibit...........................................................................................40-11 Section 40.210 Manufactured Housing Units .....................................................................................40-11 Section 40.220 Manufactured Housing Subdivisions ........................................................................40-12 Section 40.225 Medical Marijuana Uses..............................................................................................40-12 Section 40.230 Mining or Mineral Processing.....................................................................................40-13 Section 40.240 Mobile Home Parks .....................................................................................................40-13 Section 40.250 Multi-unit Houses.........................................................................................................40-14 Section 40.260 Offices............................................................................................................................40-14 Section 40.270 Oil or Gas Wells ............................................................................................................40-15 Section 40.280 Parking Structures .......................................................................................................40-15

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Section 40.290 Section 40.300 Section 40.310 Section 40.320 Section 40.330 Section 40.340 Section 40.350 Section 40.360 Section 40.370 Section 40.375 Section 40.380 Section 40.390 Section 40.400 Section 40.410 Section 40.420

Patio Houses.................................................................................................................40-15 Plasma Centers, Day Labor, Package Stores, Bail Bonds, Pawn Shops ................40-16 Recycling Uses ..............................................................................................................40-17 Religious Assembly ......................................................................................................40-17 Restaurants ................................................................................................................... 40-18 Retail Sales ....................................................................................................................40-18 Schools ..........................................................................................................................40-19 Self-Service Storage Facilities .....................................................................................40-19 Sexually Oriented Business Establishments ............................................................40-21 Short-Term Rental........................................................................................................40-22 Studios, Artist or Instructional Services ....................................................................40-23 Townhouses .................................................................................................................40-23 Vehicle Sales and Service ............................................................................................40-23 Wholesale, Distribution & Storage Uses ...................................................................40-23 Wireless Communication Facilities ............................................................................40-23

Chapter 45 | Accessory Uses and Structures .....................................................................................45-1 Section 45.010 Generally Applicable Regulations ................................................................................ 45-1 Section 45.020 Accessory Antennas.......................................................................................................45-2 Section 45.030 Accessory Buildings and Carports in R Districts ........................................................ 45-3 Section 45.031 ADU, Accessory Dwelling Units in R, AG, and AG-R Districts ....................................45-3 Section 45.040 Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Refueling Appliances ............................................. 45-5 Section 45.050 Dumpsters ...................................................................................................................... 45-5 Section 45.051 Recyclable Material Bins/Donation Bins ..................................................................... 45-6 Section 45.060 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations................................................................................45-7 Section 45.070 Family Child Care Homes .............................................................................................. 45-7 Section 45.080 Fences and Walls............................................................................................................45-8 Section 45.090 Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems .......................................................................... 45-9 Section 45.100 Home Occupations ........................................................................................................ 45-9 Section 45.110 Alcoholic Beverage Sales and Service .......................................................................45-12 Section 45.120 Office Support Service.................................................................................................45-12 Section 45.130 Parking and Storage of Commercial Vehicles ..........................................................45-13 Section 45.140 Parking and Storage of Inoperable or Unlicensed Motor Vehicles .......................45-13 Section 45.150 Parking and Storage of Recreational Vehicles..........................................................45-14 Section 45.160 Residential Support Service........................................................................................45-15 Section 45.170 Rooming Units..............................................................................................................45-15 Section 45.180 Satellite Dish Antennas ...............................................................................................45-15 Section 45.185 Short-Term Rental – Accessory ..................................................................................45-16 Section 45.190 Solar Energy Systems ..................................................................................................45-16 Section 45.200 Small Wind Energy Conversion Systems...................................................................45-17

Chapter 50 | Temporary Uses ..............................................................................................................50-1 Section 50.010 Description and Purpose .............................................................................................. 50-1 Section 50.020 Authority to Approve ..................................................................................................... 50-1 Section 50.030 Authorized Uses ............................................................................................................. 50-1 Section 50.040 General Procedure......................................................................................................... 50-3 Section 50.050 Exemptions ..................................................................................................................... 50-4

Chapter 55 | Parking .............................................................................................................................55-1 Section 55.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 55-1 Section 55.020 Minimum Parking Ratios...............................................................................................55-2

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Section 55.030 Section 55.040 Section 55.050 Section 55.060 Section 55.070 Section 55.080 Section 55.090 Section 55.100 Section 55.110 Section 55.120 Section 55.130

Maximum Parking Ratio for Large Retail Uses...........................................................55-9 Calculation of Required Parking .................................................................................. 55-9 Parking Exemptions and Credits................................................................................55-10 Bicycle Parking..............................................................................................................55-13 Use of Off-Street Parking Areas .................................................................................55-16 Location of Off-Street Parking....................................................................................55-16 Parking Area Design ....................................................................................................55-18 Stacking Spaces for Drive-through Facilities ............................................................55-22 Accessible Parking for People with Disabilities ........................................................55-23 Loading .......................................................................................................................... 55-23 Pedestrian Circulation .................................................................................................55-23

Chapter 60 | Signs .................................................................................................................................60-1 Section 60.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 60-1 Section 60.020 Prohibited Signs and Sign Characteristics .................................................................. 60-2 Section 60.030 Sign Exceptions .............................................................................................................. 60-3 Section 60.040 Sign Regulations of General Applicability ................................................................... 60-6 Section 60.050 Signs in R, AG, and AG-R Zoning Districts ...................................................................60-7 Section 60.060 Signs in Office Zoning Districts.....................................................................................60-8 Section 60.070 Signs in SR Zoning Districts...........................................................................................60-9 Section 60.080 Signs in Mixed-use, Commercial and Industrial Zoning Districts ..........................60-11 Section 60.090 Signs in Special Districts..............................................................................................60-15 Section 60.100 Dynamic Displays.........................................................................................................60-19 Section 60.110 Administration..............................................................................................................60-20 Section 60.120 Nonconforming Signs..................................................................................................60-20 Section 60.130 Rules of Measurement ................................................................................................60-20

Chapter 65 | Landscaping and Screening ...........................................................................................65-1 Section 65.010 Purposes ......................................................................................................................... 65-1 Section 65.020 Principles.........................................................................................................................65-1 Section 65.030 Applicability .................................................................................................................... 65-2 Section 65.040 Street Trees.....................................................................................................................65-2 Section 65.050 Interior Parking Lot Landscaping ................................................................................. 65-4 Section 65.060 Vehicular Use Area Buffers ........................................................................................... 65-6 Section 65.070 Screening ........................................................................................................................ 65-8 Section 65.080 Landscape and Screening Material ...........................................................................65-11 Section 65.090 Landscape Installation, Irrigation and Maintenance ...............................................65-14 Section 65.100 Landscape Plans ..........................................................................................................65-16

Chapter 67 | Outdoor Lighting.............................................................................................................67-1 Section 67.010 Purposes ......................................................................................................................... 67-1 Section 67.020 Applicability and Exemptions ....................................................................................... 67-1 Section 67.030 General Standards ......................................................................................................... 67-2 Section 67.040 Lighting Plans ................................................................................................................. 67-3 Section 67.050 Measurement of Illumination....................................................................................... 67-4

Chapter 70 | Review and Approval Procedures .................................................................................70-1 Section 70.010 Common Provisions ...................................................................................................... 70-1 Section 70.020 Zoning Code Text Amendments .................................................................................. 70-7 Section 70.030 Zoning Map Amendments (Rezonings) ....................................................................... 70-8 Section 70.040 Development Plans......................................................................................................70-11 Section 70.050 Site Plans.......................................................................................................................70-15

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Section 70.060 Section 70.070 Section 70.080 Section 70.090
Section 70.100 Section 70.110 Section 70.120 Section 70.130 Section 70.140

Historic Preservation (HP) Zoning Map Amendments ............................................70-16 HP Permits ....................................................................................................................70-20 Zoning Clearance and Permits ...................................................................................70-23 Interpretations of Zoning Code, Zoning Map, and Approved Development Plans and Site Plans.......................................................................................................................70-25 Administrative Adjustments .......................................................................................70-26 Spacing and Separation Distance Verification .........................................................70-29 Special Exceptions .......................................................................................................70-30 Variances ....................................................................................................................... 70-32 Appeals of Administrative Decisions .........................................................................70-35

Chapter 75 | Administration ................................................................................................................75-1 Section 75.010 Board of Adjustment ..................................................................................................... 75-1 Section 75.020 Preservation Commission.............................................................................................75-2

Chapter 80 | Nonconformities .............................................................................................................80-1 Section 80.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 80-1 Section 80.020 Nonconforming Lots......................................................................................................80-2 Section 80.030 Nonconforming Structures ........................................................................................... 80-3 Section 80.040 Nonconforming Uses .................................................................................................... 80-5 Section 80.050 Sexually Oriented Business Establishment ................................................................ 80-7 Section 80.060 Nonconforming Signs....................................................................................................80-7 Section 80.070 Nonconforming Development Features ..................................................................... 80-8

Chapter 85 | Violations, Penalties and Enforcement ........................................................................85-1 Section 85.010 Responsibility for Enforcement....................................................................................85-1 Section 85.020 Violations ........................................................................................................................ 85-1 Section 85.030 Continuing Violations .................................................................................................... 85-2 Section 85.040 Remedies and Enforcement Powers ........................................................................... 85-2 Section 85.050 Remedies Cumulative....................................................................................................85-3 Section 85.060 Persons Subject to Penalties ........................................................................................ 85-3 Section 85.070 Enforcement Procedures .............................................................................................. 85-4 Section 85.080 Appeals............................................................................................................................85-4

Chapter 90 | Measurements ................................................................................................................90-1 Section 90.010 Fractions and Rounding ................................................................................................ 90-1 Section 90.020 Lot Area ........................................................................................................................... 90-1 Section 90.030 Lot Area per Unit............................................................................................................90-1 Section 90.040 Floor Area........................................................................................................................90-2 Section 90.050 Floor Area Ratio..............................................................................................................90-2 Section 90.060 Lot Width.........................................................................................................................90-2 Section 90.070 Frontage or Street Frontage ......................................................................................... 90-2 Section 90.080 Open Space per Unit ..................................................................................................... 90-3 Section 90.090 Setbacks .......................................................................................................................... 90-3 Section 90.100 Parking Setbacks ..........................................................................................................90-11 Section 90.110 Build-to-Zone................................................................................................................90-11 Section 90.120 Building Coverage ........................................................................................................90-12 Section 90.130 Ceiling Height ...............................................................................................................90-12 Section 90.140 Transparency................................................................................................................90-12 Section 90.150 Street-facing Building Entrances................................................................................90-14 Section 90.160 Building Height.............................................................................................................90-14 Section 90.170 Other Height Measurements .....................................................................................90-15

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Section 90.180 Section 90.190

Noise and Sound..........................................................................................................90-15 Occupancy ....................................................................................................................90-15

Chapter 95 | Definitions .......................................................................................................................95-1 Section 95.010 General ............................................................................................................................ 95-1 Section 95.020 Use Definitions ............................................................................................................... 95-1 Section 95.030 Measurement-Related Terms....................................................................................... 95-1 Section 95.040 Terms Beginning with “A”..............................................................................................95-2 Section 95.050 Terms Beginning with “B”.............................................................................................. 95-3 Section 95.060 Terms Beginning with “C”..............................................................................................95-3 Section 95.070 Terms Beginning with “D” ............................................................................................. 95-5 Section 95.080 Terms Beginning with “E” .............................................................................................. 95-6 Section 95.090 Terms Beginning with “F” .............................................................................................. 95-7 Section 95.100 Terms Beginning with “G” ............................................................................................. 95-7 Section 95.110 Terms Beginning with “H” ............................................................................................. 95-7 Section 95.120 Terms Beginning with “I” .............................................................................................95-10 Section 95.130 Terms Beginning with “J” .............................................................................................95-11 Section 95.140 Terms Beginning with “K”............................................................................................95-11 Section 95.150 Terms Beginning with “L” ............................................................................................95-11 Section 95.160 Terms Beginning with “M”...........................................................................................95-13 Section 95.170 Terms Beginning with “N” ...........................................................................................95-14 Section 95.180 Terms Beginning with “O” ...........................................................................................95-15 Section 95.190 Terms Beginning with “P”............................................................................................95-15 Section 95.200 Terms Beginning with “Q” ...........................................................................................95-16 Section 95.210 Terms Beginning with “R”............................................................................................95-16 Section 95.220 Terms Beginning with “S” ............................................................................................95-17 Section 95.230 Terms Beginning with “T” ............................................................................................95-24 Section 95.240 Terms Beginning with “U” ...........................................................................................95-25 Section 95.250 Terms Beginning with “V”............................................................................................95-25 Section 95.260 Terms Beginning with “W” ..........................................................................................95-25 Section 95.270 Terms Beginning with “X”............................................................................................95-25 Section 95.280 Terms Beginning with “Y”............................................................................................95-26 Section 95.290 Terms Beginning with “Z”............................................................................................95-27

Appendix ...................................................................................................................................................... 1 Amendment Inventory ....................................................................................................................................... 1

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List of Tables
Table 1-1: Zoning District Name Conversions ..................................................................................................... 1-7 Table 5-1: Residential (R) Zoning Districts............................................................................................................ 5-1 Table 5-2: R District Use Regulations .................................................................................................................... 5-2 Table 5-3: R District Lot and Building Regulations .............................................................................................. 5-4 Table 10-1: Mixed-use (MX) Zoning Districts ..................................................................................................... 10-1 Table 10-2: MX District Use Regulations............................................................................................................. 10-3 Table 10-3: MX District Character Designations ................................................................................................ 10-5 Table 10-4: Lot and Building Regulations for –P Character Zones.................................................................. 10-6 Table 10-5: Lot and Building Regulations for –U Character Zones ................................................................. 10-7 Table 10-6: Lot and Building Regulations for –V Character Zones.................................................................. 10-9 Table 10-7: Lot and Building Regulations for –F Character Zones ................................................................10-11 Table 10-8: MX District Height Designations ...................................................................................................10-12 Table 15-1: Office, Commercial and Industrial Zoning Districts ...................................................................... 15-1 Table 15-2: O, C and I District Use Regulations ................................................................................................. 15-3 Table 15-3: O, C and I District Lot and Building Regulations ........................................................................... 15-9 Table 20-1: RDO District Use Regulations .......................................................................................................... 20-9 Table 20-2: RDO Building, Parking and Service Area Siting [1]......................................................................20-12 Table 20-3: RDO Facade Regulations................................................................................................................20-13 Table 20-4: Neighborhood Infill Overlay District Use Regulations for Household Living ..........................20-25 Table 20-5: Neighborhood Infill Overlay District Lot and Building Regulations..........................................20-27 Table 25-1: AG District Use Regulations ............................................................................................................. 25-2 Table 25-2: AG District Lot and Building Regulations ....................................................................................... 25-4 Table 25-3: PK District Lot and Building Regulations........................................................................................ 25-4 Table 25-4: CO District Use Regulations ............................................................................................................. 25-6 Table 25-5: SR District Use Regulations............................................................................................................25-10 Table 25-6: SR District Lot and Building Regulations ......................................................................................25-11 Table 25-7: IMX District Use Regulatons ..........................................................................................................25-13 Table 25-8: IMX District Lot and Building Regulations....................................................................................25-16 Table 35-1: Sample Use Table Format ................................................................................................................ 35-7 Table 40-1: Mobile Home Park Lot and Building Regulations .......................................................................40-13 Table 40-2: Mobile Home and Manufactured Housing Unit Space Regulations.........................................40-13 Table 45-1: Maximum Height of Small Wind Energy Conversion System....................................................45-18 Table 55-1: Minimum Motor Vehicle Parking Ratios......................................................................................... 55-3 Table 55-2: Shared Parking Calculations..........................................................................................................55-12 Table 55-3: Minimum Required Bicycle Parking Ratios ..................................................................................55-14 Table 55-4: Parking Space Setback Requirements..........................................................................................55-17 Table 55-5: Parking Area Geometrics ...............................................................................................................55-19 Table 55-6: Drive-through Stacking Space Requirements .............................................................................55-22 Table 60-1: Real Estate Signs ............................................................................................................................... 60-4 Table 60-2: Maximum Aggregate Number of Signs ........................................................................................60-12 Table 60-3: Maximum Aggregate Sign Area.....................................................................................................60-13
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