Except as specifically authorized to the contrary in this ordinance the following regulations apply in all districts.
(a) No building permit, certificate of occupancy or other permit shall be issued, nor shall any use be made of land or any building or structure within the City of Fort Worth unless such land is located in a district.
(b) No building or structure shall be erected, reconstructed, altered or enlarged nor shall any building or structure or land be used for any purpose other than is permitted hereafter in the district in which such building, structure or land is located, and no building, structure or land shall be used and no certificate of occupancy or building permit shall be issued for any use or purpose prohibited by ordinance or by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America or of the State of Texas.
(c) No building or structure shall be erected, reconstructed, altered or enlarged to exceed the height or bulk limit established for the district in which such building is located.
(d) No lot area shall be so reduced or diminished that the yards or other open spaces shall be smaller than prescribed by this ordinance, nor shall the density of population be increased in any manner except in conformity with the area regulations herein established.
(e) No building permit shall be issued for any building or structure unless such building or structure is located on a platted lot or lots which have been described by an instrument recorded in the county deed records in accordance with Tex. Local Government Code Chapter 212, and the lot or lots front upon a legally established street or private access easement.
(f) In addition, no building permit shall be issued for any building on land composed of a fractional part of any lot, or a lot and a fractional part of any adjacent lot, or the fractional parts of two adjacent lots.
(g) Every dwelling hereafter erected, reconstructed, altered or enlarged shall be located on a lot of record unless:
(2) The lot is described by metes and bounds by an instrument recorded in the county deed records before October 1, 1940, or the date of annexation, whichever is later; or
(3) The lot qualifies for a dwelling permit by other provisions of this ordinance.
(h) No yard or other open space provided about any building or structure for the purpose of complying with the provisions of these regulations shall be considered as providing a yard or open space for any other building or structure; provided further that no yard or open space on an adjacent property shall be considered as providing a yard or open space on a lot whereon a building is to be erected.
(Ord. 20159-04-2012, § 1 (Exh. A), passed 4-3-2012)