The Planning Department is responsible for the land use management and regulations pertaining to development and growth in the City of Burlington and its Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction. Through daily management involving a range of activities, the Planning Department seeks to maximize the health, safety, and economic well-being of Burlington.
Planning Department Divisions
Burlington's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)
On July 16, 2019, Burlington's City Council adopted the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO has been in effect since November 1, 2019 and has undergone several updates since then. The UDO contains the City's regulations to plan-for, use, and build projects within Burlington. These regulations also apply to the Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) of Burlington, which is land located outside of the corporate limits.
What's Your Zoning? Need a Site Plan?
You can look up the zoning for your property and create a site plan for your property using our online interactive zoning map. Insert an address, Parcel Identification Number (PID), or GPIN in the proper field and you'll be able to find your property.
P.O. Box 1358 | Burlington, NC 27216
425 S. Lexington Ave. | Burlington, NC 27215
P: (336) 222-5110 | F: (336) 513-5410