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.​

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The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) committee has determined that various updates and new details are needed in the standards manual.  The file below contains the proposed DRAFT revisions for review and comment.  

DRAFT CLDSM Revision 18.pdf

Your feedback is valued!  Please review the proposed changes and provide any comments or questions prior to January 25th, 2019 (1 week prior to proposed effective date of Jan. 31st, 2019) by emailing Brendan Smith of Charlotte E&PM Land Development Division at​​

Current Effective CLDSM:  July 31, 2018 (Rev. No. 17)

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



 Related Resources

Revision No. 17, Effective July 31, 2018; 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 Engineer,

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