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The Unified Development Code (UDC) ensures orderly development and impacts your quality of life every day, whether you are a resident, business owner, or a developer. The UDC provides the zoning and subdivision standards that build Corpus Christi and its extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ).

The UDC is a living document that is amended to adapt to a growing community. Explore the links below to learn more about how the city is built. Please let us know where you think it can be improved using the Contact Us link.

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Why A UDC?

The purpose of the UDC is based on three principles:

  1. To serve as a consolidated resource for development regulations.
  2. To be organized to promote flow, consistency and the ability to find information easily.
  3. To be written in easy to understand, everyday language.