Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Welcome to the project website for Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Charlotte’s UDO simplifies, consolidates, and updates the regulations that guide Charlotte’s development into a single document. In addition, the draft UDO aligns these standards with the vision of the Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan and other adopted City policies. This project also makes development standards easier to understand through the increased use of common language and graphics.

The adoption draft of the UDO was released on August 15, 2022.

Click here or the button below to read or download the adoption draft of the Charlotte UDO! 

Summary of Recommended Changes to Public Hearing Draft

Click below for the full summary of recommended changes to the Public Hearing Draft for Planning Committee consideration. These changes are based on feedback received since the second draft was released, including comments made during the public hearing. 

Charlotte’s UDO & You Show

Watch host Alyson Craig and special guests talk about what the UDO is and key topics within it!


Short-Term Rental Regulation UDO Update April 2022

What are the next steps?

Learn more about the phases of the UDO project schedule here.