Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

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The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) was adopted by the City of Shelby City Council on November 19, 2001. The purpose of the UDO is to promote the health, safety, and general welfare of the residents of Shelby through the regulations of this ordinance. Listed below are the most up-to-date Articles, Tables, and Appendices that make up the UDO.

Table of Contents

Article 1 - Purpose and Authority

Article 2 - Interpretations and Definitions

Article 3 - Administrative Mechanisms

Article 4 - Permits and Procedures

Article 5 - Enforcement

Article 6 - Nonconforming Situations

Article 7 – Appeals, Variances, Interpretations

Article 8 - Amendments

Article 9 - Zoning Districts and Zoning Provisions

Article 9 - Permitted Land Uses Table

Article 10 - Environmental and Special Purpose Regulations

Article 11 - Development Standards for Individual Uses

Article 12 - Signs

Article 13 - Off-Street Parking and Loading

Article 14 - Landscaping and Screening

Article 15 – Subdivisions: Procedures and Standards


Appendix A - Information Required With Applications

Appendix B - Required Information - Obtaining Zoning Sign Special/Conditional Use Permits

Appendix C - Procedural Flow Charts

Appendix D - Certificates

List of Codes, Ordinance, and Specifications Applicable to Land Use and Development


For more information, contact: 

Walt Scharer, Planning & Development Services Director 
Alan Toney, Planner

Planning & Development Services
Phone: 704-484-6829
Post Office Box 207 (28151)
315 South Lafayette Street; Shelby, NC 28150