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.​

**DRAFT CLDSM Revision No. 20 Now Available for Public Review and Comment**

The CLDSM Committee has determined that a number of CLDS details need to be revised and updated and some new details are proposed to be added to the Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual.  Your feedback is important to making the CLDSM as useful as possible.  Please view the PDF file below containing the proposed revisions, with changes bubbled and labeled.  Provide feedback via e-mail to Brendan Smith at prior to January 15th.  

DRAFT REV NO. 20 - all details.pdf

The proposed effective date of this revision to the CLDSM will be January 29th, 2021.


​Current Effective CLDS Manual:  January 30th, 2020 (Rev. No. 19)

Below is the entire effective Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual by section and chapter. For a PDF copy of the complete manual, see the "Related Resources" section to the right side of this page.


 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)