City of Austin - Zoning Code

October 25, 2023


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 plans in historic districts to incorporate sustainability measures such as solar technologies and other energy generation and efficiency measures.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Local
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Solar/Wind Access Policy
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Yes; specific technologies not identified


Name: Austin City Code § 25-2-356
Name: Austin City Code § 25-2-531


Name: Austin Code Department
Organization: City of Austin
Address: 5202 E Ben White Blvd, Suite 550
Austin TX 78741
Phone: (512) 978-4000

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.