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. 19 Available for Review and Comment ***

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Committee has determined that various details in the CLDSM need to be revised or added as Revision No. 19 of the CLDSM.  DRAFT updated details are available below in a PDF marked up with revision clouds and revision notes.  Please review the DRAFT details and provide any feedback or comments by January 15th, 2020.  The projected effective date for the updated details and Revision No. 19 of the CLDSM will be January 27th, 2020. 

DRAFT - details for Revision No 19.pdf

Please send any comments or questions to Brendan Smith at

Current Effective CLDSM:  January 31st, 2019 (Rev. No. 18)

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 Engineer,

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