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.

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-256 A UDO Text Amendment proposed by City-County Planning and Development Services staff to amend Chapter D of the Unified Development Ordinances to revise the regulations pertaining to Minor Subdivision Exceptions.  Approval
2/12/2015
UDO-257 An ordinance amendment proposed by City-County Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapters A and B of the Unified Development Ordinances to create regulations for urban agriculture. Approval
3/12/2015 
UDO-258 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend Off-Premises Sign Regulations (view corridors).  Approval
5/14/2015
UDO-259  An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to make clarifications to the Historic/Historic Overlay District requirements and to eliminate HRC and CAC review of combined uses in the CI zoning district.  Approval
5/14/2015
UDO-260 An ordinance amendment proposed by Salem Baptist Church/Merriwood Christian Camp to revise Chapters A and B of the Unified Development Ordinances to create the use "Campground".  Approval
5/14/2015
UDO-261  An ordinance amendment proposed by the City-County Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend parking, stacking and loading areas, and landscaping and tree preservation standards in accordance with Legacy 2030 Update recommendations. Pending 
UDO-262 An ordinance amendment proposed by City-County Planning and Development Services staff to revise Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend regulations for the Neighborhood Business District. Pending 

 

Revised 6/10/2015

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