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Unified Development Code

ORD 2015-48The Unified Development Code, adopted by the City Council on March 25, 2003, is the primary guide to development within the City of Georgetown. The UDC incorporates procedures, standards and regulations for zoning as well as subdivision applications.

For the purposes of web download, the document has been separated into chapters to allow viewing by users with slower internet connections.

The Code has been updated with the amendments from the adoption of Ordinance 2015-034, which relate to the development standards, rules and procedures that affect properties in the Historic Overlay District and/or listed on the Historic Resource Survey.  These changes were effective July 1, 2015 and have been incorporated into the code.  Please contact the Planning Department with any questions by emailing

Current Unified Development Code

This document contains revisions and updates through March 2015, including the adopted changes of the water quality standards ordinance.

Recently adopted Unified Development Code amendments

Below are Ordinances reflecting amendments to the Code that have not yet been codified into the document.

ORD 2015-48 – Approved September 22, 2015 – Amends Chapters 1, 3-9, and 13 relative to UDC Development Manual, Annexation process, Site Plan requirements, Planned Unit Development (PUD) District standards, commercial building size limitations, civic use access limitations, self-storage facilities, patios, non-residential district setbacks, non-residential building design requirements, fence standards, parking space dimensions, and sanitary sewer requirements.

ORD 2015-49 – Approved September 22, 2015 – Amends Chapters 2-7 and 16 relative to the UDC text amendment process, Special Area Plan Overlay Districts, event facility land uses, outdoor living areas, and unified developments.