Text Changes

UDO Text Amendments to the Code of Ordinances

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Engagement Portal Text Changes Under Public Review Text Change Process Adopted Text Changes

From time to time there is a need to make changes to the City Code of Ordinances. These ordinances outline the rules for land use and development in Raleigh.

A text change means the rules for guiding development will change in some way. Text changes are often meant to:

  • Address new development trends
  • Accommodate changes in resident preferences
  • Clarify existing code language

Text changes are important because ordinances affect what you can do on your property, what your neighbors can do on theirs, and what kind of development can take place in your neighborhood.

Engagement Portal

The engagement portal helps you stay informed and allow for your questions and comments about our upcoming proposed text changes.

Engagement Portal for Proposed Text Changes

You will find comment cards for proposed text changes that are currently under public review. This is where you can ask questions about these text changes or leave comments for staff!

There are other ways for you to get more information or provide your feedback on a proposed text change. You can email the Planning Commission members or you can attend the Planning Commission meeting during which the text change of interest will be discussed.

See the Council meeting dates and times or the Planning Commission meeting dates and times and view the agendas and minutes for these meetings on BoardDocs.

Text Changes Under Public Review

Both TCs and TCZs that have an assigned case number or documentation can be viewed along with their status in the process and a staff contact should you have any questions about a particular case. This information can be found on the Text Change Cases webpage.

Text Change Process

See the Text Change Process webpage to find out how to submit a text change for review. This how-to guide goes over prerequisites, types of decision outcomes, steps in the process, submittal requirements, expected processing time, and fees associated with the submittal.

Adopted Text Changes

Text changes cases that have been approved by Council can be found on the Adopted Text Changes webpage. Cases are organized by decades and include links to ordinances as well as adopted and effective dates.