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.

The UDO 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 table below.

You may also download a complete copy of the UDO [pdf/10.5MB/1064p]. NOTE: This is a very large file.

If you have questions or need further assistance, feel free to call the Land Use Administration team at (336) 747-7064.

UDO Amendments

This table lists those amendments which have been recently heard by the Planning Board. These amendments are also listed on the  Monthly Planning Board Items page, under the month in which they were or will be heard. UDO amendments from previous years beginning in 2000 may be found on the Zoning Archives page.

UDO Text Amendments

Case Number

UDO Text Amendment

Planning Board Recommends

City Council Action

UDO-289 An ordinance amendment proposed by Planning and Development Services staff to clarify off-premises sign regulations in Winston-Salem.  Approved as amended
UDO-290 An ordinance amendment proposed by the Winston-Salem City Attorney’s Office to amend Chapter B of the UDO to establish standards for front yard fences for residential uses. Denial

Revised 7/29/2019

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