Charlotte’s Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

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

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

The UDO was adopted on August 22, 2022, by the Charlotte City Council. The UDO will become effective on June 1, 2023.

Click here or the button below to read the Unified Development Ordinance.


UDO University offers a series of virtual training opportunities to assist in learning about the UDO and to ask questions of subject matter experts. Virtual sessions are scheduled to begin Friday, January 13th, and end on Friday, March 17th. Each session will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All sessions will be virtual (Zoom) and recorded.

Have UDO Questions?

The Charlotte Development Center is ready and available to answer your questions about the UDO! Click the link below to submit your questions today!

Transitioning to the UDO!

Check out the UDO Transition Fact sheet to learn about changeover to UDO. The UDO will become effective June 1, 2023.

What are the next steps?

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