(Includes Charlotte ETJ unless specified otherwise)
The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual is a dynamic document, which is updated periodically and it is the responsibility of the user to make sure the most recent standards are being specified. To assist you, it is recommended that you select the "Notify Me" link on this page to receive appropriate notification of revisions. The current manual is available via download only from this website. Hardcopies or CDs of the Standards Manual are no longer available from the City.
The standards contained in this manual are approved by the City Engineer for use in the City of Charlotte and ETJ, unless otherwise noted on the individual details.
CLDSM Revision No. 13 - Effective July 31, 2015
The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) has been updated with Revision No. 13. A PDF file containing a revision log and the revised pages of the manual are available in a single PDF:
CLDSM - Rev 13 only revised sheets.pdf
Complete Current Effective Manual - Revision No. 13, July 31, 2015:
Complete CLDSM for Printing Rev 13.pdf
Individual Sections for on-line viewing or printing:
Table of Contents
Specifications and Special Provision Notes (text portion of manual)
Miscellaneous Infrastructure Standards|
Standards for Urban Street Design**|
Street Section Details|
Storm Drain Standards|
Stormwater BMP Details|
Erosion Control Standards|
** Please use USDG standards for street design on new projects submitted after 12/20/2010
AutoCAD Detail Drawings -
Download .zip archives containing .dwg (AutoCad) files of all of the CLDSM details.
Any variations from the standard details shown herein shall be by special details shown on the project plans and are subject to approval by the City Engineer. Special details shall be conspicuously noted as "Modified" and the City of Charlotte logo and references to standard numbers shall be removed.