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.

​REVISION No. 15 - Effective January 16, 2017

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual is updated with Revision No. 15, effective January 16th, 2017.  Click the green box to the right to download a complete replacement PDF version of the manual including all revisions.  Individual chapters and details are available in the links below. 

Download a PDF file containing only the revised text and details here:   Revision 15 - revised details only.pdf

​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.​