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.


​ANNOUNCEMENT:  UPCOMING CLDSM UPDATE - January 16, 2017

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) Committee determined that updates are required to various City land development standard details. 

Download the draft revised text and details here:   DRAFT Rev 15 CLDSM Details.pdf    

Prior to the proposed effective date of January 16, 2017, please provide any feedback or comments on the proposed changes via e-mail to Brendan Smith, E&PM Land Development Division at bmsmith@charlottenc.gov

​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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