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  for use in the City of Charlotte and ETJ unless otherwise noted on the individual details.​ 

​Current Effective CLDS Manual:  January 29th, 2021 (Rev. No. 20)

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.

Update Jan 29th, 2021 -- Download this .zip file to obtain just the revised and new details in PDF and DWG format, and updated specifications and special provisions notes from Revision No. 20 (Jan 29th, 2021):  Revision 20 Packet


 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)