UDO (Unified Development Ordinances)

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.

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.

You may also download a complete copy of the UDO [pdf/10.5MB/1064p]. Before you download, NOTE This is a very large file.

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.

UDO Amendments

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 after 2000 may be found in the Zoning Archives page.

City County Planning Board
UDO Text Amendments

Case Number

UDO Text Amendment

Planning Board Recommends

UDO-267 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff amending Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend regulations for Accessory Dwellings. Approval with changes, 3/10/2016
UDO-268 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff amending Chapter D of the Unified Development Ordinances to revise the Minor Subdivision Regulations relating to the extension of stub streets. Approval
2/11/2016
UDO-269 An ordinance amendment proposed by the City Attorney's Office amending Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend the hours of operation for Adult Establishments. Approval
2/11/2016
 UDO-270  An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend parking requirements for public recreation facilities. Approval 4/4/2016 
 UDO-271  An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff amending Chapters A and B of the Unified Development Ordinances to create the uses Brewery or Distillery and Special Events Center.  

Revised 8/18/2016

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