Zoning Ordinance

Access to the Zoning Ordinance

Zoning Ordinance 581 and all other ordinances of the City of Universal are available on line through Municode. Zoning is specifically found in Chapter 4-5. View Municode now or access it through the home page of the web site.


The purpose of Zoning Ordinance 581 is to promote the public health, safety, general welfare of the present and future citizens of the City of Universal City

Consistency with Comprehensive Plan

The city of Universal city's Future Land Use Plan, as adopted and amended and periodically updated, is the policy guide for the development of the Zoning Ordinance.

Minimum Requirements

The provisions of the Ordinance shall be interpreted and applied as the minimum requirements for the promotion of the public health, safety, and general welfare.

Whenever the requirements of this Ordinance are in conflict with the requirements of any other lawfully adopted rules , regulations, or ordinances, the requirement that is most restrictive or that imposes the higher standards as determined by the City council will apply.

The issuance of any permit, certificate of Occupancy or approval in accordance with the standards and requirements of this Ordinance shall not relive the recipient of such permit, certificate or approval from the responsibility of complying with all other applicable requirements of any other municipality, special district, state or federal agency having jurisdiction over the structures or land uses for which the permit, certificate or approval was issued.