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Unified Development Code

The 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.

On May 12, 2015, City Council passed Ordinance 2015-34, that changed the development standards, rules and procedures that affect properties in a Historic Overlay Districts and/or located on the Historic Resource Survey.  This ordinance becomes effective on July 1, 2015 and is listed here as reference until then.  The Code is being changed to incorporate the new regulations and will be published with these changes on July 1.  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.