Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

Adopted in 2006, the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) lays out the rules for the physical development of property. The UDO designates zoning of properties in Durham, and is crafted to result in a built environment that meets the goals of the Comprehensive Plan. The UDO superseded the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.

This page includes PDFs of the UDO by Article. See the Related Documents (right) for a link to the list of all UDO text amendments adopted by the Durham City Council and the Durham County Board of County Commissioners.

Please note that the UDO Searchable Database is temporarily unavailable.