Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual

​Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM)

Includes Charlotte extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ) unless specified otherwise.

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual is a dynamic document that is updated periodically. It is the responsibility of the user to make sure the most recent standards are being specified. The current manual is available via download only from this website. Hard copies or CDs are no longer available from the City. The standards contained in this manual are approved by the City Engineer for use in the City of Charlotte and ETJ unless otherwise noted on the individual details.

​Please note:  Any variations from the standard details shown herein shall be by special details shown on the project plans and are subject to approval by the City Engineer. Special details shall be conspicuously noted as "modified" and the City of Charlotte logo and references to standard numbers shall be removed.​

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Revision No. 14 - Effective July 29, 2016

Revision number 14 of the CLDSM is now effective as of July 29th, 2016.  Development plans submitted after this date should utilize the most recent standards including those updated with Revision 14.  See the Revision Log for specific changes that were made to the details with this revision. 

PDF file of only the updated/revised sheets as a part of this revision:

CLDSM Rev No 14 - Revised sheets only.pdf   

ZIP file of only the updated/revised details in AutoCad .DWG format:

New and revised details DWG files - Rev No