Planning and Inspections

Unified Development Ordinance

The Planning and Inspections Department administers and enforces the Town of Boone Unified Development Ordinance (UDO).
The UDO is an ordinance regulating and controlling the development of land and matters relating thereto within the Town
of Boone to promote and protect the health, safety and general welfare of the community, and is crafted to result in a
built environment that meets the goals of the Town of Boone Comprehensive Plan.

Current UDO

You may download a complete copy of the UDO below. Please note that this is a large file.

  • Unified Development Ordinance (last updated on October 15, 2018)

Please click on any of the following to download the UDO by Article.


The UDO is amended from time to time. Below is a list of those amendments
recently approved by the Town Council. We
highly recommended that you print out new chapters in their entirety.

Date Approved Case Number Description Articles Amended

How can I request an amendment to the UDO?

Text amendments to the UDO may be initiated by submitting a complete application and associated fee to the Planning and
Inspections Department.

Below is a brief summary of the process.

  1. Submit complete application with proposed text and pay associated fee to the Planning and Inspections Department.
  2. Planning and Inspections Staff will forward request to Town Council and the next regularly scheduled Town Council
  3. Town Council reviews the proposed text and, if the request is approved, will send the case to be heard at a future
    public hearing.
  4. A public hearing before the Planning Commission and the Town Council is held.
  5. Subsequent to the Public Hearing, the Planning Commission meets to make recommendations on the case.
  6. The Planning Commission’s recommendations are then forwarded to the next scheduled Town Council. Council is the final
    approval authority for all UDO text amendments.

The overall time frame to complete the process may depend on the complexity of the proposed amendment.