Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)

The purpose of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) 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.

Currituck County current Unified Development Ordinance was last amended on March 5, 2018.

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.

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.

FormsDesign Checklist Inspections Checklists
SW-001 Minor Plan (2)Bioretention CellsBiorentention Cells
SW-002 Major Plan (1)CisternsCisterns
SW-003 Rational Method Dry Det Basin Dry Det Basin
SW-004 NRCS MethodGrassed SwalesGrassed Swales 
 Infiltration Basin Green Roofs
 Infiltration Trench Infiltration Basin
 Level Spreader - Filter StripPermeable Pavement
 Permeable PavementSand Filter
 Sand FilterWet Det Basin
 Wet Det BasinWetlands