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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Upcoming Revision to the CLDSM - July 31, 2018 (**includes addn'l edits to draft details added July 16th)

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) committee has determined that updates are required to various CLDSM details.  The revision (No. 17) is proposed to be effective as of July 31, 2018. 

For the months of June and July, the draft revised details will be available below in a PDF file format public review and comment.  Prior to Tuesday, July 24, 2018, please provide any feedback or comments on the proposed changes via e-mail to Brendan Smith, E&PM Land Development Division at

​​DRAFT CLDSM Revision No. 17.pdf