An ordinance is a local law or decree adopted by a municipality, or a city/town government. In East Baton Rouge Parish, these laws dictate how the parish must build and develop in their communities.
The Unified Development Code (UDC) is a single document that includes all development-related regulations, including zoning and subdivision regulation. These codes give us the minimum requirements for how we build and develop structures and land. This includes building codes, electrical codes, drainage requirements, etc.