Shepherd Forest Deed Restrictions
Shepherd Forest is a Deed Restricted Neighborhood and works with the City of Houston to enforce the Deed Restrictions outlined below. Deed Restrictions are vital to protecting the integrity and appearance of the neighborhood.
Ready to renovate or build?
Thinking of doing new construction, renovations, or improvements to your property in Shepherd Forest? Great! Please take a moment to click here and complete the application for approval of your plans. You must submit any renovation or building plans BEFORE construction begins.
Shepherd Forest Building Application
There is No Parking In Yards in Shepherd Forest
Did you know that parking any vehicle on the grass (or any other non paved surface) is PROHIBITED? The Prohibited Yard Parking Program is intended to protect neighborhood property values, prevent damage to the City of Houston’s underground infrastructure, and to stop the degradation of the aesthetic appearance of single-family residential areas. Parking of vehicles on any unimproved surface in the front or side yard within single-family residential areas will be prohibited where a Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area has been established. Any person who violates the Prohibited Yard Parking Requirement Area shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined up to $150 each day a violation occurs. Shepherd Forest opted into the program several years ago. You can report these violations by calling 311, visiting the website here, or using the 311 app on your smart phone. Be sure to state that Shepherd Forest is included in the ordinance. This applies to any vehicle (including trailers) parked on a non-paved surface.
Abandoned or junk/immovable vehicles may also be reported to the city at by calling 311, visiting the website here, or using the 311 app on your smart phone.