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 first draft of the UDO was released on October 7, 2021 and is available for community review and comment. Click the link below to learn more!

Click here to read and comment on the Charlotte UDO


Want to see the highlights?

Click below for a quick overview of what you will find in this draft of the Unified Development Ordinance.

UDO Highlight Summary

What are the next steps?

The first draft of the UDO is available for public comment and review through January 14, 2022. After this, the UDO will be reviewed and edited with special consideration given to community feedback. Learn more about the phases of the UDO project schedule.

Read more on the next steps