Introduction

The Unified Development Code (UDC) is the primary tool used to regulate land development in Georgetown.  The Code was adopted to promote the public health, safety and general welfare of its citizens, and to regulate orderly and healthy development of the city. The Code was originally adopted in 2003 and contains zoning and subdivision regulations along with related development standards.  The UDC adheres to a regular review of its provisions to ensure its compatibility with the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and current building and development patterns.

 * Click here to access the UDC in the code of Ordinances*

On this page you will find information regarding the implementation and procedures required by the UDC, along with corresponding codes and manuals. Linked to this site are the 2030 Comprehensive Plan, the City’s long-range planning document – and the UDC Development Manual, which details the requirements and procedures for any applications required under the UDC.

Also on this page we are placing a link to the Downtown and Old Town Design Guidelinesspecifically for the Downtown Overlay and Old Town Overlay Districts.