Unified Development Ordinance

Last updated Sep. 25, 2018 - 12:27 pm
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Effective February 14, 2016, the City of Raleigh completed the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) by adopting the majority of UDO Rezoning Remapping, Z-27-14. This rezoning impacted one-third of the City’s jurisdiction, updating the official zoning map to reflect new zoning districts. The UDO is a complete rewrite of the zoning code, which governs land use.

There are approximately 65 parcels throughout the city that remain in the rezoning process to remove old zoning districts and apply new UDO districts. More information about these parcels can be found under the zoning case Z-27D-14.

Adopted Rezoning Comparison Map

Adopted Rezoning Map

NOTE: The approved zoning map became effective February 14, 2016. That zoning map is now available on iMAPS and will continue to be updated there as other rezoning cases are approved. The zoning information in the linked viewer is locked prior to that time and maintained for research purposes and will not be further updated.

Use the map viewer to research any property of interest. The legacy zoning is shown on the left; the adopted zoning is on the right. You can search properties by entering the address or Parcel Identification Number (PIN) or you can pan and zoom the map to simply select properties of interest. The viewer provides brief descriptions of the old and new districts. You can view comments received during the initial comment period by selecting the “Feedback” checkbox. To see the checkbox, hover your mouse over the “Layers” icon in the upper right corner of the map. The green pins on the map show parcels for which a comment was received and include both the comment received and the staff response. Note that the map is now frozen and no new comments can be pinned to the map.

View the Adopted Rezoning Map

Adopted Zoning Maps

Adopted Zoning Tile Map

Here you will find downloadable PDF versions of the newly adopted Zoning Map. Available are three citywide maps showing the three main components of the city's new zoning; Base Zoning, Heights, and Frontages. As well, more detailed maps are available breaking the city into 32 areas, or tiles. Please reference the map shown above to see which tile number you may be interested in downloading. These maps are of the new Zoning Map, as of the adopted date of February 14, 2016, and are available here for reference. For the latest zoning for any particular property, please refer to the city's online map portal, iMAPS. You can also create your own custom PDF maps there for any property.

How to Contact Us

Staff can respond to general questions and provide clarification regarding the new UDO zoning districts and the zoning remapping process.

By Email: You can email your questions or requests for clarification to

For Rezoning: 919-996-2626

For Plan Processing: 919-996-2495

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