Unified Development Ordinance
This Internet version of the Rockingham County Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) is made available for public information purposes only. There is no guarantee that this is the most accurate version, and it is not to be used as an official or certified copy of the UDO in any legal proceeding.  The UDO is amended from time to time, and there is a time lag from when an amendment is effective and when this Internet version is amended.  This version of the UDO is current through the amendments adopted July 2013).  The official copy of the Rockingham County UDO is available for review at the Rockingham County Department of Planning and Building Inspections office.

       
Chapter 1, Arts I & II 
CHAPTER 1: DEFINITIONS

Article I:  Administrative and Legal Provisions 


Definitions in the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance


Interpretation of Words and Terms

Article II:  Definitions
Chapter 2, Arts I-IX
CHAPTER   2:  ZONING

Article I:  Authority and Enactment Provisions

Article II:  Title

Article III:  Jurisdiction

Article IV:  Establishment of Districts

Article V:  Application of Regulations

Article VI:  District Regulations
  Article VII:  Conditional Use Districts

Article VIII:  Table of Permitted Uses
  Article IX:  Special Uses
Chapter 2, Arts. X-XVIII
Article X:    Dimensional Requirements

Article XI:   Off-Street Parking and Loading Requirements
  Article XII:  Signs
  Article XIII:  Nonconformances

Article XIV:  Board of Adjustment

Article XV:  Administrative and Legal Provisions
  Article XVI:  Penalties
  Article XVII:   Site Design and Landscaping Requirements for Non-Residential Zoning Districts

Article XVIII:  Vested Rights Pursuant to N.C.G.S 153A-344.1.
Chapter 3, Arts. I-VII CHAPTER 3: SUBDIVISIONS

Article I:  Short Title

Article II:  Purpose

Article III:  Authority and Jurisdiction

Article IV:  Legal Provisions

Article V:   Procedure for Approval of Preliminary and Final Plats for Subdivisions
  Article VI:  Requirements for Subdivision of Land
 

ARTICLE VII: Improvements Required Prior To Final Approval Of Subdivisions

  Article VI:  General Requirements and Minimum Standards of Design

Article VII:  Improvements Required Prior to Final Approval
Chapter 3, Appendices A-D  Appendix A:  Specifications for Preliminary Plat

Appendix B:  Specifications for Final Plat

Appendix C:  Specifications for Minor Subdivision Plat

Appendix D:  Suggested Certification Forms for Required Certifications
Chapter 4, Arts. 1-XVII, Appendices A & B CHAPTER 4:  WATERSHED PROTECTION

Article I:  Establishment of Watershed Overlay Districts

Article II:  Intent

Article II:  Intent

Article III:  Applicability 

Article IV:   Exceptions and Applicability 

Article V:   County Line Creek Watershed-Critical Area (WS-AA-CA) 

Article VI:  County Line Creek Watershed Balance of Watershed (WS-II-BW) 

Article VII:  County Line Creek Watershed-Balance of Watershed Conditional Use (WS-II-BW-CU)

Article VIII:  Troublesome Creek Watershed - Critical Area (WS-III-CA) 

Article IX:  Troublesome Creek Watershed - Balance of Watershed (WS-III-BW)

Article X:  Troublesome Creek Watershed - Balance of Watershed Conditional Use (WS-III-BW-CU) 

Article XI Run-of River Watershed - Critical Area (WS-IV-CA) 

Article XII:  WS-IV Watershed - Protected Area (WS-IV-PA) 

Article XIII:  WS-IV Watershed - Protected Area Conditional Use (WS-IV-PS-CU)

Article XIV:  Cluster Development 

Article XV:   Buffer Areas Required 

Article XVI:  Site Plans 

Article XVII:  Administration 

Article XVIII:  Repeal of Existing Watershed Regulations 

Appendix A:  Nonpoint Watershed Management Plan 

Appendix B:  Rockingham County Inventory and spill Containment Plan  
Chapter 5, Arts I-VIII CHAPTER 5:  FLOOD DAMAGE PROTECTION

Article I:  Statutory Authorization, Findings of Fact, Purpose and Objective

Article II:  Definitions

Article III:  General Provisions

Article IVI:  Administration

Article V:  Provisions for Flood Hazard Reduction

Article VI:  Legal Status Provisions
Chapter 6, Arts. I-XIII CHAPTER  6:  AIRPORT HAZARD

Article I:  Enactment Language 

Article II:  Short Title 

Article III:   Definitions 

Article IV:  Airport Zones 

Article V:  Airport Zone Height Limitations 

Article VI:  Use Restrictions 

Article VII:  Nonconforming Uses 

Article VIII:  Permits 

Article IX:  Enforcement 

Article X:  Appeals, Judicial Review, Penalties, and Remedies 

Article XI:  Conflicting Regulations 

Article XII:  Severability 

Article XIII:  Effective Date 
Chapter 7., Arts. I-XV CHAPTER  7:  VOLUNTARY FARMLAND PRESERVATION

Article I:  Title 

Article II:  Authority 

Article III:  Purpose 

Article IV:  Agricultural Advisory Board 

Article V:  Creation of Voluntary Agricultural Districts 

Article VI:  Public Notice 

Article VII:  Certification and Qualification of Farmland 

Article VIII:  Application, Approval and Appeal Procedure 

Article IX:  Revocation of Preservation Agreement 

Article X:  Public Hearings 

Article XI:  Notification 

Article XII:  Designation of Districts on Development Plans 

Article XIII:  Waiver of Water and Sewer Assessments 

Article XIV:  Consultation Authority  

Article XV:  NC Agency Notification and Annual Report
Chapter 8, Sections 1-14 RIPARIAN BUFFER PROTECTION ORDINANCE FOR LANDS WITHIN THE JORDAN WATERSHED
Table of Contents
Section 1: Authority
Section 2: Purpose and Intent
Section 3: Title
Section 4: Jurisdiction
Section 5: Applicability
Section 6: Relation to Other Ordinances
Section 7: Riparian Area Protection within the Jordan Reservoir Watershed
Section 8: Potential Uses and Associated Requirements
Section 9: Variances
Section 10: Compliance and Enforcement
Section 11: Severability
Section 12: Effective Date
Section 13: Revisions to the Ordinance
Section 14: Definitions
Appendix A. Table of Exempt Uses
       
       
       

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