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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.

2018/19 UDC Amendments Review Cycle

A new amendment is currently under review to address the permitting and review process for Mobile and Outdoor Food Vendors as temporary and permanent uses subject to additional standards to ensure the safe and orderly development of the City (Amendment No. 1). A copy of the proposed amendments is available here Ch 3, 5 & 16 – Mobile Food Vendors Draft 07.27.2018

The Mobile and Outdoor Food Vendor amendment will be considered on the following dates:

  • August 8, 2018, UDC Advisory Committee
  • September 4, 2018, Planning and Zoning Commission
  • September 25 and October 9, 2018, City Council

If you would like to comment or have any questions, please email us at udc@georgetown.org.