Town of Matthews
Unified Development Ordinance
The purpose of the Unified Development Ordinance, or UDO, is to create a comprehensive set of land development standards and regulations which is consistent with Matthews' "Our Town, Our Vision", the Matthews Land Use Plan, and other community development policies. The UDO includes provisions for zoning, subdivision, floodplain management, post construction storm water design, and minimum housing standards. The UDO was adopted by the Matthews Board of Commissioners on December 9, 2013, and went into effect as of April 1, 2014. As amendments are proposed, they go through a public hearing and review process prior to approval.

Full Unified Development Ordinance

Chapter 1: General Provisions

Chapter 2: Decision-making, Administration and Enforcement [155.201-155.214]

Chapter 3: Nonconformities [155.301-155.309]

Chapter 4: Application Requirements and Review Procedures [155.401-155.405.11]

Chapter 5: Use Districts [155.501-155.506.50]

Chapter 6: General Development Standards (all sections) [155.601-155.609.10]

      601-603: General Regulations (individual section) 

      604: General Regulations (individual section) 

      605: General Regulations (individual section) 

      606: Tree Protection and Landscaping Regulations (individual section) 

      607: Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements (individual section) 

      608: Signs (individual section) 

      609: Outdoor Illumination (individual section) 

Chapter 7: Public Improvement Standards [155.701-155.712]

Chapter 8: Post Construction Storm Water Regulations [155.801-155.808]

Chapter 9: Floodplain Regulations [155.901-155.906]

Chapter 10: Housing Code [155.1001-1006]

If you have questions about the UDO please email us.
    Planning & Development
    Department Contacts
    Phone: 704-847-4411
    Fax: 704-845-1964

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Jay Camp, AICP
    Interim Planning Director

    Mary Jo Gollnitz, CZO
    Senior Planner/Zoning Administrator

    Ryan Lipp


    Carlo McKoy
    Code Enforcement

    Shana Robertson
    Senior Administrative Specialist/Deputy Town Clerk
    Town of Matthews | 232 Matthews Station Street Matthews, NC 28105  |  Phone: 704-847-4411  |  Fax: 704-845-1964
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