The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Unified Development Ordinances (UDO) are the compilation of regulations that govern land use, which include the Zoning Ordinance, the Environmental Ordinance, and the Subdivision Ordinance/Regulations.
The UDO has been designed to be "user friendly" by organizing information in a logical sequence, using language that is understandable, providing illustrations, including a detailed index, and using a print style that is easy to read.
Municipal Code Corporation maintains and updates our UDO. It is available as a searchable document on the Municipal Code Corporation web site. To access the Permitted Use Table, navigate to Chapter B, Article II, Section 2-4.
Note: Recent amendments to the UDO may or may not be reflected in the code currently available online. UDO amendments which were heard or are soon to be heard by the Planning Board can be found in the UDO Amendments section below.
We hope you are able to find the information you need and find this document useable. However, if you still have questions or need further assistance, please do not hesitate to call the Land Use Administration Team of the City-County Planning Board at (336)747-7068. We're here to help you!
The Unified Development Ordinances (UDO) is amended from time to time. This page lists those amendments which have been recently heard by the Planning Board this year. These amendments are also listed on the monthly zoning page in which they were or will be heard, along with other zoning matters before the City-County Planning Board. UDO amendments from 2000-2011 may be found in the Zoning Archives page.
City-County Planning Board
UDO Text Amendments
2013 ZONING TEXT AMENDMENTS
||A UDO Text Amendment proposed by City County Planning Board staff to amend Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to modify the parking requirements for Pedestrian Business (PB) zoning within Growth Management Area 1; continued from the January 10, 2013 Planning Board meeting (UDO-238).
||A UDO Text Amendment proposed by City County Planning Board staff to amend Chapter D of the Unified Development Ordinances to eliminate the requirement for lien holder authorization of subdivision approval (UDO-239).
||A Zoning Text Amendment proposed by the City Attorney’s Office to amend Chapter B, Section 5-2.8 of the Unified Development Ordinances to clarify vague and ambiguous language relating to the Loss of Nonconforming Use Status (UDO-240).
||A zoning text amendment proposed by the City-County Planning Staff to amend Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to revise the requirements for property descriptions submitted with zoning map amendments (UDO-241).