Unified Development Ordinance - UDO

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Unified Development Ordinance and revised Official Zoning Map.


At the November 4, 2019 meeting, the  Board of Commissioners made a unanimous decision to approve of the  UDO and  Zoning Map. The final draft of the UDO  will become effective on January 1, 2020. 


A Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will replace the current development regulations including but not limited to Chapter 152 of the Code of Ordinances and current zoning map.  This document combines the Town’s zoning and subdivision regulations into one official document that regulates growth and development.  It includes regulations that govern the location, size, and appearance of new development and redevelopment projects in Zebulon and its extra-territorial jurisdiction (land outside the Town limits but still subject to the Town's UDO).  The UDO includes such provisions as zoning district regulations, development review procedures, and development standards such as those covering parking, landscaping, building setbacks, size, and appearance.

The Unified Development Ordinance and Zoning Map and other relevant information pertaining to these matters are available at the Zebulon Town Hall 1003 N. Arendell, Zebulon NC and are filed with the Planning Department and the two links below: 

Draft UDO      Official Zoning Map










Michael Clark
Planning Director
Meade Bradshaw
Assistant Planning Director
Jacob Parente
Davida Moore
Code Enforcement/Permitting Officer
Teia Matthews
Code Enforcement/Permitting Officer