Planning & Community Development

Welcome to the City of Burlington Planning and Community Development Department. Here you'll find information about how to build a project in the City.


Unified Development Ordinance (udo)

On July 16, 2019, the City of Burlington adopted a new UDO and it is in effect as of November 1, 2019. The UDO contains the regulations to plan-for, use, and build projects in the City.  These regulations also apply to the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of Burlington.

Boards & Commissions


P.O. Box 1358, Burlington, NC 27216 
425 S. Lexington Ave., Burlington, NC 27215 
P: (336) 222-5110, F: (336) 513-5410