Unified Development Code

Construction


This page was last updated on March 14, 2018 and reflects all amendments through March 6, 2018.

The Unified Development Code (UDC) (Attachment A to Enrolled Ordinance No. 1578) was adopted by the City Council on March 2, 2010 with an effective date of July 1, 2010.

The entire Unified Development Code can be downloaded as one PDF here: Full Document (Opens in New Tab) (Large Document 11.6 MB) This 503-page document is formatted for double-sided printing. Choose your printer source, double sided print, and print.

Eleven of the chapters, including the cover, below were amended as part of recent amendments. Newly updated sections are identified in the "Description" with as "updated 3-14-2018."


INDIVIDUAL CHAPTERS

Chapter
Description



UDC Cover,
Acknowledgements and Table of
Contents


(Updated 1-17-2018)


Chapter 15.02
General Provisions

This chapter establishes general applicability, general rules of interpretation, and severability of the UDC. (Updated 1-17-2018)



Chapter 15.04
Review Authorities

This chapter details review authority for review and decision-making bodies. (Updated 3-14-2018)


Chapter 15.06
Review Procedures

This chapter details review procedures and approval criteria for development applications. (Updated 3-14-2018)



Chapter 15.08
Zone Districts

This chapter establishes zone districts and overlay districts, development standards, district-specific regulations and use standards. (Updated 3-14-2018)



Chapter 15.10
Use Regulations

This chapter details what uses are permitted in what districts (Uses Table) and sets additional standards for specific uses such as accessory uses and structures, home occupations, outdoor display and sales, and temporary uses, as well as other uses. (Updated 3-14-2018)



Chapter 15.12
Dimensional Standards

This chapter details dimensional standards (minimum lot size, setbacks and height limitations). (Updated 1-17-2017)


Chapter 15.14
Development Standards

This chapter details development standards including:
Parking Requirements, Landscaping Requirements, Commercial and Residential design standards, as well as other standards including, but not limited to alternative energy, historic preservation, transportation connectivity, environmental sustainability, fence and wall standards, lighting standards and sign standards. (Updated 3-14-2018)



Chapter 15.16
Subdivision

This chapter details subdivision requirements. (Updated 3-14-2018)


Chapter 15.18
Improvements

This chapter sets standards for public improvement design requirements, financial security for public improvements, and inspection and acceptance of public improvements associated with development permits and subdivision. (Updated 3-14-2018)


Chapter 15.20
Floodplain Management

This chapter details floodplain regulations for all development applications. (Updated 1-17-2018)


Chapter 15.22
Non-Conformities

This chapter addresses nonconforming uses, buildings and lots. (Updated 3-17-2016)



Chapter 15.24
Buildings and
Construction

This chapter details adopted national codes for building construction. This includes, but is not limited to, the International Building Code, International Fire Code, Uniform Plumbing Code and the National Electrical Code (Updated 1-17-2018)  


Chapter 15.26
Enforcement

This chapter establishes procedures through which the City seeks to ensure compliance with the provisions of this Title and obtain corrections for violations of this Title. The chapter also sets forth the remedies and penalties that apply to violations of this Title. (Updated 3-14-2018)


Chapter 15.28
Definitions

This chapter defines terms used in the UDC. (Updated 3-14-2018




Unified Development Code Amendments 

(Unless denoted otherwise, all amendments are included in the documents above)

EO No. 1744- An Ordinance amending various sections of Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the purposes of amending franchise utility installation standards, public improvement requirements, preliminary plat expiration, landscaping requirements, lot consolidation criteria, alley development requirements, central gathering area requirements, and fence standards; and correcting typographical errors and incorrect cross references. (effective March 6, 2018)   

EO No. 1734- An Ordinance adopting and amending codes regulating buildings and building construction within the City of Laramie. (effective June 20, 2017)   

EO No. 1731- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code to allow for garages for single-family attached (duplex) structures to have a larger percentage of garage door compared to the overall facade, if the home is two stories in height and meet other minimum requirements. (effective May 16, 2017)  

EO No. 1728- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the purpose of correcting typographical errors, incorrect cross references and review authorities; the development definition, lighting standards, bicycle parking requirements, the definition of building, outdoor storage yard screening, trash enclosure standards, franchise installation utility standards; and removing references to the Community Development Department and Director. (effective April 18, 2017) 

EO No. 1727- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the purposes of amending Chapter 15.14 to alter the landscaping requirements for properties zoned AV (Aviation). (effective February 7, 2017)

EO No. 1721- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the purpose of allowing "Automobile service stations (minor repairs included)" and ""vehicle/equipment sales and rental (other than motor vehicles)" as conditional uses in the DC District. (effective October 27, 2016) 

EO No. 1719- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the purpose of amending the landscaping requirements. (effective October 18, 2016) 

EO No. 1714- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the Purposes of Amending LMC Chapter 15.08.040.B.3.b (Turner Tract Overlay - Development Standards)  (effective July 5, 2016)

EO No. 1711- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of the Municipal Code for the Purpose of Amending LMC Chapters 15.14 and 15.28 Regarding Mobile Home Parks, Manufactured Home Communities and Recreational Vehicle Parks. (effective July 19, 2016) 

EO No. 1707 - An Ordinance adopting the 2015 International Fire Code with certain specified exception thereto. (effective June 7, 2016) 

EO No. 1706 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the Purposes of Allowing "Hotels And Motels" as a Permitted Use in the C2 District, allowing "Light Industrial" as a Permitted Use in the I2 District and correcting typographical errors in LMC 15.10.010 and 15.14.010.B. (effective March 3, 2016)

EO No. 1705 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code to provide for an effective determination of value for rights-of-way proposed for vacation. (effective March 3, 2016)

EO 1699 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the purposes of amending Section 15.22.050, Nonconforming Mobile Homes. (effective March 1, 2016)

EO No. 1690 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the purposes of amending the Use Table (Table 15.100.e) (effective October 6, 2015).

EO No. 1689 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the purposes of amending the Comprehensive Plan Amendment review cycles and correcting a typographical error in LMC subsection 15.14.050.G.7 (effective October 6, 2015).

EO No. 1684 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code toallow DC properties to be eligible for ROB (Residential Overlay for Business Districts) zoning (effective June 23, 2015).

EO No. 1679- Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code to allow C2 properties to be eligible for the Residential Overlay for Business Districts (ROB) Overlay District zoning (effective March 17, 2015).

EO No.1671- An Ordinance amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code for the purposes of Amending Chapter 15.06 (Procedures), Chapter 15.14 (Development Standards), Chapter 15.18 (Improvements), renaming the Design Review process to Site Plan Review process, and correcting typographical errors within Title 15 (effective November 18 , 2014).

EO No. 1666 - Amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code to remove time limitations on placement of political signs, and to change the term from "political signs" to "election signs" (effective October 15 , 2014).

EO No. 1659 - An ordinance amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code amending the procedures for the purposes of amending the Use Table and related sections, correcting an incorrect cross reference and creating a new definition for General Merchandise Stores (effective June 11, 2014)

EO No. 1658 - An Ordinance Adopting and Amending Codes Regulating Buildings and Building and Building Construction with the City. (effective June 1, 2014)

EO No. 1657 - An ordinance amending Title 15 of Laramie Municipal Code amending the Tree Area Overlay District standards (effective May 7, 2014)

EO No. 1644 - Amending the procedures for the establishment of Planned Unit Development Overlay Districts and Rezonings, and amending Planned Unit Development Overlay District standards (effective July 14, 2013)

EO No. 1637 - Amending Title 15, Unified Development Code creating a new Technology and Office Zone District. (effective March 6, 2013)

EO No. 1626 - Adopting the 2012 International Fire Code with certain special exception thereto (effective September 20, 2012) EO No. 1625 - Amending Title 15, Unified Development Code (Temporary Uses, Clear Vision Triangle, Non Conforming Parking Lots, Parking Lot Lighting). (effective September 27, 2012)

EO No. 1622 - Amending Title 15, Unified Development Code adopting a new Sign Code (effective August 15, 2012)

EO No. 1600 - Amending Title 15 to provide for reduced setbacks - for roof-mounted wireless communication antennas (effective July 29, 2011)

EO No. 1598 - Adopting a New Model Floodplain Ordinance (effective June 16, 2011)

EO No. 1596 - Amending Title 15, Unified Development Code (Procedures) (effective May 12, 2011)