Carport regulations changing in Abilene

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — Carport regulations are changing in Abilene.

Many carports are being built without legal permits, and now the City of Abilene is looking to make it easier to build, but at a more expensive cost.

Abilene Planning and Zoning heard from city staff’s proposed changes, including that a carport would need to match the home by either being integrated into the roof line of the house or by matching the pitch of the roof, meaning no more flat-roofed metal carports will be permitted.

The proposed changes still need to go before the city council to be approved.

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