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.​

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STANDARDS MANUAL REVISION No. 16 effective July 31st, 2017

Revised Details Now Available for Use

The updated details in Revision No. 16 of the CLDSM are now effective as of July 31, 2017.  Below is a PDF file containing an updated coversheet, revision log sheet, and only the updated details with this revision.  All pdfs on this site as well as .dwg files are updated to reflect Revision No. 16.

PDF Files - ​Revision 16 - revised details only.pdf

AutoCad DWG Files - Revision No 16 - revised 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.​