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.​

CLDSM Revision No. 19 Effective Jan. 30, 2020

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Committee has released an update to the standards manual.  Various details were revised and one new detail was added.  Please consult the revision log for a list of the changes.  For a PDF copy of the complete manual, see the "Related Resources" section to the right side of this page.

CLDSM Revision 19 - Updated / New Details only PDF format
CLDSM Revision 19 - Updated / New Details zip file of .dwg AutoCad format

Current Effective CLDSM:  January 30th, 2020 (Rev. No. 19)

Below is the entire effective Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual by section and chapter. 



 Related Resources

Entire manual combined into one PDF file for printing

Visit this page to download .zip archives containing .dwg (AutoCad) files of all of the CLDSM details.

Questions or need assistance with the CLDSM?  Have suggestions for updates/changes needed to the manual?

Contact: Brendan Smith, Senior Engineering Plan Reviewer,

City of Charlotte Landscape Managment maintains a separate set of Landscape Construction Standards​​ (revision 11)