Codified through March 20, 2017

** We are now providing the City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance in Microsoft Word.  Within the Chapters are Hyperlinks that will automatically take you to the applicable portion of the Zoning Ordinance.  To access the referenced Section which is hyperlinked press and Hold the Control Key (Ctrl) and Click to follow the link.

Microsoft Word 

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Purpose and Applicability

Chapter 2: Definitions & Rules of Construction

Chapter 3: Decision Making & Admin. Bodies

Chapter 4: Development Approval

Chapter 5: Appeals & Variances

Chapter 6: Amendments

Chapter 7: Nonconformities 

Chapter 8: Enforcement

Chapter 9: General Districts
       Table 9.101 - Table of Uses*

Chapter 10: Overlay Districts

Chapter 11: Conditional Districts

Chapter 12: Development Standards..

Chapter 13: Sign Regulations

Chapter 14: Special Use Permits 

Chapter 15: Index 



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*Table 9.101 is an Excel Spreadsheet



For Information regarding the City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance

Please contact Planning Staff:
Solomon Fortune (704) 336-8326
Claire Lyte-Graham (704) 336-3782
Tammie Keplinger (704)-336-5967
Sonja Sanders (704)-336-8327

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Planning Department
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: (704)-336-2205
Fax Number: (704)-336-5964


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(2000 - Present)



UDO Placetypes 

Charlotte Place Types / Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
To learn about the City's Land Use Policy update (Place Types) and Zoning/Development Code Update