In most cases a garage cannot be converted into a living area. According to the city's zoning ordinance, a home must provide at least two 9' X 18' covered and enclosed parking spaces behind the front building line. As such, this requirement cannot be met when the garage is converted into a living space.
Occasionally, a property has enough room to build a replacement garage behind the front building line without encroaching on other required side and rear building setbacks. In these scenarios, it may be possible to convert an existing attached garage with the proper construction permits. Please contact the Planning and Inspection Departments at 817-427-6300 for all of the requirements if you're thinking about converting a garage.