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 The UDO superseded the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances.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 a searchable and navigable version of the UDO, and the entire UDO in a PDF format.  A list of adopted text amendments to the UDO is available within either format.