Zoning is a method of identifying different uses of land, dimensional standards for those uses and where they are most appropriate, considering public utilities, road access, and the established development pattern. Zoning ordinances are adopted by City Council and are law. The purpose of zoning is to protect the rights of property owners while promoting the general health, safety and welfare of the community and to implement the vision in the comprehensive plan.

The City of Tulsa adopted a new Zoning Code, which became effective on January 1, 2016.  The code introduces several zoning tools that allow more flexibility and streamlines the ability to achieve more modern development types. The key changes introduced in the City of Tulsa’s code are shown in these slides: Tulsa Zoning Code Slides

Download the full training session on the newly adopted zoning code by clicking this link:
City of Tulsa Zoning Code 2016 - Training Session



City of Tulsa
Zoning Code

(effective 1/1/16)

Tulsa Zoning Code Interpretations

Approved Tree List


Tulsa County
Zoning Code

City of Tulsa
Zoning Code

(expired 12/31/15)

(Contains form based Code Standards)




Oil and Gas Drilling in the City of Tulsa Limits
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