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 from previous years heard by the Board 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


No amendments yet this year.

Revised 1/23/2017

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