(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.
Revision No. 14 - Effective July 29, 2016
Revision number 14 of the CLDSM is now effective as of July 29th, 2016. Development plans submitted after this date should utilize the most recent standards including those updated with Revision 14. See the Revision Log for specific changes that were made to the details with this revision.
PDF file of only the updated/revised sheets as a part of this revision:
CLDSM Rev No 14 - Revised sheets only.pdf
ZIP file of only the updated/revised details in AutoCad .DWG format:
New and revised details DWG files - Rev No 14.zip
Official CLDSM (Latest update - Revision No. 14, July 29, 2016):
Complete CLDSM for Printing Rev 14.pdf
Individual Sections for on-line viewing or printing:
Table of Contents
Specifications and Special Provision Notes (text portion of manual)
Individual Chapters (PDFs of standard details):
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 - Visit this page to download .zip archives containing .dwg (AutoCad) files of all of the CLDSM details.
Please Note: 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.