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 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.

Have UDO Questions?

Check out the UDO question portal to seek clarity on anything found within the UDO! Charlotte Development Center staff will be posting comment responses on a rolling basis.


What are the next steps?

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