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 second draft also referred to as the public hearing draft of the UDO was released on June 3, 2022. The engagement period for the second draft of the Charlotte UDO closed on June 30. Click here or the button below to read or download the second draft of the Charlotte UDO!

Check Out The UDO Key Changes Summary

Click below for the full Key Changes Summary. This guide intends to help you understand key updates made within the 2nd draft of the Unified Development Ordinance and where information can be found.

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?

The comment period for the second of the Charlotte closed on June 30, 2022. Comments will be posted periodically here. Learn more about the phases of the UDO project schedule.