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Unified Development Ordinance:

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) governs land use and development throughout the City of Bloomington planning jurisdiction. The UDO became effective on April 18, 2020, and was last updated on June 22, 2022.

The UDO may also be purchased in a hard copy format. Color copies may be purchased for approximately $84.00 per copy. Black & white copies may be purchased for approximately $15.00 per copy. Please contact the Planning and Transportation Department at (812)-349-3423 or

If you have any questions about the UDO, please contact the Planning and Transportation Department at (812) 349-3423, or send an e-mail.

Unified Development Ordinance - Complete Document


Unified Development Ordinance - Individual Chapters:

  • Chapter 20.01 Ordinance Foundation
  • Chapter 20.02 Zoning Districts
  • Chapter 20.03 Use Regulations
  • Chapter 20.04 Development Standards & Incentives
  • Chapter 20.05 Subdivision Standards
  • Chapter 20.06 Administration & Procedures
  • Chapter 20.07 Definitions


Administrative Manual and Supportive Documents


The information displayed on the following maps is not warranted. The zoning designation of any property must be verified by contacting the City of Bloomington Planning and Transportation Department.


Updated April 28, 2020
Frequently Asked Questions:

What does UDO mean?

UDO = Unified Development Ordinance

The UDO is the primary source of land use regulations for the City of Bloomington, including both zoning and subdivision control ordinances. The UDO is drafted based on guidance from the adopted Comprehensive Plan.

What is Title 20?

A title is a broad category under which ordinances on a related subject are compiled. Title 20 encompasses all ordinances that fall under the UDO category.

Who manages the development review process?

The City’s Planning and Transportation Department is the point of intake for petitioners proposing to build new or renovate existing property within City limits. The Planning and Transportation Department staff also staff the Plan Commission, which has final approval authority on many site plans.