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

UDO-273
An ordinance amendment proposed by Rocky Oakes amending Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to allow Veterinary Services in the Pedestrian Business (PB) Zoning District. Approval 3/9/2017
UDO-274 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services amending Chapters A and B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend and update the AO Airport Overlay District.  Approval 3/9/2017 
UDO-275
An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services amending Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend standards for the Winston Overlay (WO) Zoning District.   Approval 4/13/2017
UDO-276 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services amending Chapters B, C, and D of the Unified Development Ordinances to reflect changes in state law.    Approval 4/13/2017
UDO-278 An ordinance amendment proposed by the Planning and Development Services Department modifying the menu of design options for large-scale retail developments to allow a payment-inlieu for public art.    Approval 4/13/2017
UDO-277 An ordinance amendment proposed by the Planning and Development Services Department revising Chapter B Article 4 of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend the Historic/Historic Overlay regulations to include additional small towns within Forsyth County.  Approval 5/11/2017
UDO-279 An ordinance amendment proposed by the Planning and Development Services Department revising Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to require neighborhood meetings/neighborhood outreach for certain zoning cases. Approval with changes 5/11/2017 
UDO-280 An ordinance amendment proposed by the Planning and Development Services Department revising Chapter B of the Unified Development Ordinances to amend regulations for bufferyards  Continued to 6/8/2017

Revised 6/1/2017

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