Unified Development Code

The adopted Unified Development Code serves as a development guide to proper installation of permanent and temporary structures and associated uses within the County. This Ordinance works in unison with the other adopted codes of Douglas County including but not limited to the Standard Building Codes and housing code. The Tree Protection Ordinance and parking standards are also incorporated into the adopted Zoning Ordinance. 

Development Standards are basically regulations that meet the specified values of how things are to be developed in Douglas County. They are also an Ordinance for the people, to help the people and make Douglas County a more valued and respected community.

The roles and responsibilities of the Board of Commissioners, Planning Commission and the Zoning Administrator are clearly defined as they relate to the zoning and development process.

Adopted Unified Development Code Amendments

The Douglas County Planning and Zoning Board and Board of Commissioners have adopted a series of text amendments to the Unified Development Code. The most current copy of the Douglas County Unified Development Code is found in the pdf sections below.  The copy of the Unified Development Code available at Municode.com does not reflect all adopted changes at this time. Questions can be addressed to Zoning Administrator, Phil Shafer.  His contact information can be found here

Douglas County Unified Development Code - All Articles Combined

Table of Contents

Article 1 Adoption, Purpose and Applicability

Article 2 Use of Land and Structures

Article 3 Restrictions on Particular Uses

Article 4 Lot and Building Standards

Article 5 Subdivisions and Planned Developments

Article 6 Parking and Loading Requirements

Article 7 Sign Regulations

Article 8 Landscaping, Buffers and Tree Conservation

Article 9 Environmental Protection

Article 10 Project Design and Construction Standards

Article 11 Erosion Control and Stormwater Management

Article 12 Procedures and Permits

Article 13 Appeals

Article 14 Administration and Enforcement

Article 15 Definitions