City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance

Codified through June 21, 2021

** We are now providing the City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance in Microsoft Word.  Within the Chapters are Hyperlinks that will automatically take you to the applicable portion of the Zoning Ordinance.  To access the referenced Section which is hyperlinked press and Hold the Control Key (Ctrl) and Click to follow the link.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Purpose and Applicability

Chapter 2: Definitions & Rules of Construction

Chapter 3: Decision Making & Admin. Bodies

Chapter 4: Development Approval

Chapter 5: Appeals & Variances

Chapter 6: Amendments

Chapter 7: Nonconformities 

Chapter 8: Enforcement

Chapter 9: General Districts
       Table 9.101 - Table of Uses*

Chapter 10: Overlay Districts

Chapter 11: Conditional Districts

Chapter 12: Development Standards

Chapter 13: Sign Regulations

Chapter 14: Special Use Permits 

Chapter 15: Transit Oriented Development Districts (PDF)

Chapter 16: Index 



*Table 9.101 is an Excel Spreadsheet



For Information regarding the City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance, please call:  704-336-2205

Planning, Design & Development
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: (704)-336-2205
Fax Number: (704)-336-5964


Text Amendments
(2000 - Present)



Charlotte Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
To learn about the UDO click here.