Caddo Parish – Unified Development Code

Annual Updates

Periodically, revisions are required to reflect the changing nature of business in our community.  Some changes are always necessary in order to make adjustments for unintended limitations placed on certain industries, while others address innovations and unforeseen industry shifts.  Most of these updates are simple house-keeping and corrective changes due to oversight, grammatical mistakes, contradictions or missing items.  All updates are aimed to help better serve the Parish in defining and regulating these uses.

  • View the January 2020 Unified Development Code Updates

Codee-Text Amendments Summary and Master List

The Caddo Parish Unified Development Code was implemented in December 2017.  Below is a Master List of ALL Code-text amendments that have been recommended by the Shreveport-Caddo Metropolitan Planning Commission and adopted by the Caddo Parish Commission.

Finding Information in the Caddo Parish UDC

The Caddo Parish UDC is organized into 21 articles that cover zoning districts, land uses, development standards, signs, and procedures.  See the Caddo Parish UDC Informational Bulletin  for a summary of each article.

Find the Zoning of a Property

The GIS Department utilizes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to provide maps and geo-spatial analysis services to the public and is responsible for developing and maintaining a centralized GIS database, sharing and developing data with federal, state, and local agencies. These responsibilities include maintaining GIS layers, providing support to other MPC Departments, and creating maps for all cases, projects and studies.

Interactive Maps

The MPC’s interactive GIS maps are a great way to explore the MPC’s Planning Limits geographically. The maps allow you to pan, zoom, and clicking on features to learn more. You can turn map layers on and off using the Layers tab and search for an address using the Find tab. These maps begin to show the power of GIS and how easy it is to use and include the zoning designation of all properties with the MPC Planning Limits.

While this online map is the most current and accurate version of the zoning map, if you have technical issues, a dated PDF map for all properties within the physical area of
Caddo Parish that falls within the jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Planning
Commission’s planning area, but outside of the corporate limits of the City of
Shreveport  is available by contacting the MPC.   Please use the online map or call 318.673.6480 to confirm the zoning of a property.

UDC Resources

The following resource guides and manuals help provide more detail on portions of the UDC.

What is the Caddo Parish – Unified Development Code?

The Caddo Parish – Unified Development Code (UDC) is a document that consolidates all development-related regulations including zoning requirements, subdivision regulations, design and development standards, and review procedures.

The Caddo Parish UDC has several advantages over maintaining separate zoning and subdivision ordinances. First, it avoids overlapping, conflicting, or inconsistent requirements by providing one source for all standards and approval procedures. Second, the Caddo Parish UDC is simpler for customers to use since they only need to become familiar with one set of standards. Finally, by integrating all types of development, the UDC offers a more a more flexible and comprehensive approach to design, which leads to a more consistent treatment of different types of development.

The Caddo Parish UDC went into effect on December 1, 2017.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Caddo Parish UDC, please call 318.673.6480 to speak with a MPC Planner.