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Unified Development Ordinance

Unified Development Ordinance - Adopted 1/1/2013, Amended 9/26/2016

The purpose of the Unified Development Ordinance is to protect the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens and landowners of Currituck County; and to implement the policies and objectives of county-adopted plans addressing the county's growth and development.

 » Table of Amendments
 » Table of Contents
 » Chapter 1 - General Provisions
 » Chapter 2 - Administration
 » Chapter 3 - Zoning Districts
 » Chapter 4 - Use Standards
 » Chapter 5 - Development Standards
 » Chapter 6 - Subdivision and Infrastructure Standards
 » Chapter 7 - Environmental Protection Standards
 » Chapter 8 - Nonconformities
 » Chapter 9 - Enforcement
 » Chapter 10 - Definitions and Measurement
Unified Development Ordinance Text Amendments

The following ordinances have recently been adopted by the Board of Commissioners but have not yet been incorporated into the published Unified Development Ordinance.

» PB 16-16 E.T. Hyman: Amendment to the UDO, Chapter 4 to allow aggregate storage and processing as an accessory use in the Agriculture zoning district.
Adopted: November 7, 2016

» PB 16-20 Paragon Beverage Company:  Amendment to the UDO, Chapter 4 to allow artisan food and beverage producers, distillery, large brewery, and winery in the Summary Use Table.
Adopted: November 7, 2016

» PB 16-28 Currituck County: Amendment to the UDO, Chapter 4 to remove solar array as an allowable use.
Adopted: February 20, 2017

» PB 17-02 Currituck County:  Amendment to the UDO, Chapter 5 to revise the signage ordinance to be in compliance with Reed v. Town of Gilbert, Arizona. and Chapter 10 to provide consistency between the signage standards and the relevant definitions.
Adopted: May 15, 2017
» PB 17-04 Currituck County:  Amendment to the UDO to modify and correct Chapter 2: Administration, Chapter 4: Use Standards, Chapter 5: Development Standards, Chapter 7: Environmental Protection, Chapter 6: Enforcement, and Chapter 10: Definitions and Measurements.
Adopted: July 17, 2017   

Administrative Manual

The administrative manual is intended to assist in the administration of the Unified Development Ordinance.  The manual consolidates information in the development review process and helps applicants understand the procedures and requirements.  In an effort to ease the review process, the manual also includes application forms, review checklists, and submittal and fee schedules.

» Fee and Submittal Schedules
» Forms and Applications
» Plan Review
Stormwater Manual

The stormwater manual is intended to provide guidance in appropriate BMP selection, design criteria to meet stormwater regulations, and proper BMP maintenance.  The manual also includes required forms, submittal checklists for stormwater plans, and guidance for determining runoff rates. 

*Note: the items under the Design Checklists is in Excel.



Inspections Checklists

SW-001 Minor Plan (2)  Bioretention Cells Biorentention Cells
SW-002 Major Plan (1)  Cisterns Cisterns
SW-003 Rational Method  Dry Det Basin  Dry Det Basin
SW-004 NRCS Method Grassed Swales Grassed Swales 
  Infiltration Basin  Green Roofs
  Infiltration Trench  Infiltration Basin
  Level Spreader - Filter Strip Permeable Pavement
  Permeable Pavement Sand Filter
  Sand Filter Wet Det Basin
  Wet Det Basin Wetlands