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.​ 


DRAFT Revised details available  

The CLDSM committee determined that a revision and update to various details is warranted.  Below is a PDF file containing the proposed updates for Revision No. 22.  

We value your feedback! 

Please provide any feedback/comments on the proposed DRAFT revised details to Brendan Smith at by July 15th.  The proposed effective date for this revision will be July 29th, 2022:

​Current Effective CLDS Manual:  July 1st, 2021 (Rev. No. 21)

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

Complete CLDSM for Printing Rev 21.pdf - 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 (2021 Version)