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How do I request to temporarily close a street/sidewalk/alley for construction purposes?<div class="ExternalClass312FF652CE104531B24D932459D3D39B"><p>​Requests to close any right-of-way for 30-days or less will require a temporary right-of-way use permit. This can be processed on a case by case basis by contacting Eric Weidemann, Construction Supervisor at (704) 432-1562 at no cost.  Closure requests lasting more than 30 days require a right-of-way lease agreement, which includes a fee based on the value of the adjacent property next to the proposed closure. For more information and/or to obtain the right-of-way agreement, please contact Linda Poissant, Engineering Services Supervisor at (704) 336-2562 or Jeff Boenisch, Engineering Assistant at (704) 336-3888.</p></div>
Can I close the alley behind my house and use the property?<div class="ExternalClass86F73350807A41C6A7B72770D07CFEE7"><p>Alleyways are typically dedicated to the City for acceptance by the original developer who subdivided the lots and recorded the original subdivision plat at the Register of Deeds Office.  However, the City may not have officially accepted these offers of dedications.  Meaning the alleyways are ingress and egress easements to the City, the public and abutting property owners.  Never the less, ownership of these areas only belong to the abutting owners when it is clearly shown on the original property deed or survey. </p><p>This does not mean that ownership of these areas belong to the abutting owners.  The only time it belongs to the abutting owners is when it is clearly shown on the original property deed or survey.  In most cases, it does not and the alleyways are shown on the recorded subdivision plats as being separate from the private parcel property lines. </p><p>The only way to permanently close any dedicated right-of-way including an alleyway is through the City right-of-way abandonment process.</p><p>Never the less, the only time the ownership of these areas belong to the abutting owners are when it is clearly shown on the original property deed or survey. </p></div>
Will a driveway permit be required for my commercial project?<div class="ExternalClassAC4150CAD02244DB8C3FD26BCD34BF95"><p>​<span style="color:#444444;font-family:"verdana","sans-serif";font-size:9pt;">Commercial projects typically require at least one driveway entrance to a public street. Additional information regarding the process and permit requirements can be found under the driveway permits section of the Commercial Plan Review Process.<span style="background:yellow;"> </span></span></p></div>
Who can I talk to about abandoning a street?<div class="ExternalClass5ED3DE295E324B0998EBA44C58B9572D"><p>​You can contact Linda Poissant, Engineering Services Supervisor at (704) 336-2562 or Jeff Boenisch, Engineering Assistant at (704) 336-3888 of Charlotte Department of Transportation Right-of-Way Management Section for information about the City right of way abandonment process.​</p></div>
What type of street and/or sidewalk projects are construction crews doing in my neighborhood and who is managing the project? <div class="ExternalClass46D0BC8270B84DB1AB6CE6DA4B0C55F7"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">If th</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">e</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">re ar</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">e City of Charlotte vehicles and equipment, it could be one of several types of City projects.  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Information about the various City projects, including project descriptions and contact information is available by clicking on the following links: </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">(Make them links to pages)</span></p><ul><li>Storm Water (culverts in creeks, street gutters, rain related projects);</li><li>Transportation (street widening or repaving projects);</li><li>Engineering & Property Management (neighborhood or sidewalk projects);</li><li>Utilities (water and sewer improvement) projects.</li></ul></div>
Why are construction crews digging on my property?<div class="ExternalClass7D7AB909750349F2BDA2F9BA67B5597A"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.6;">If t</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">here are City of Charlotte vehicles and equipment, it could be one of several types of City projects.  </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">Information about the various City projects, including project descriptions and contact information is available by clicking on the following links: </span><span style="line-height:1.6;">(Make them links to pages)</span></p><ul><li>Storm Water (culverts in creeks, street gutters, rain related projects);</li><li>Transportation (street widening or repaving projects);</li><li>Engineering & Property Management (neighborhood or sidewalk projects);</li><li>Utilities (water and sewer improvement) projects.</li></ul></div>
Do I need a permit to build or alter a residential driveway?<div class="ExternalClass7C59FA78B2424839AAFDA8182EBAC002"><p>​Citizen inquiries about residential driveways including adding new driveways to existing City or State maintained streets or modifications to existing driveway aprons are handled by CDOT Customer Service.  Please contact Tamara Blue in CDOT Public Services at (704) 336-3894 with related questions.</p></div>
Will a driveway permit be required for my commercial project?<div class="ExternalClass16FE76B16FE2446881589A5379C37045"><p>​Commercial projects typically require at least one driveway entrance to a public street. Additional information regarding the process and permit requirements can be found under the driveway permits section of the Commercial Plan Review Process. </p></div>
How do I get the sidewalk in front of my house repaired?<div class="ExternalClass4B420B09CD10415CB09345D0CFA8F61B"><p>​CDOT inspects sidewalks and repairs unsafe conditions to sidewalks.  For additional information or to report an unsafe sidewalk, go to <a href="/services-site/Pages/EmeraldRequest.aspx">http://charlottenc.gov/services-site/Pages/EmeraldRequest.aspx</a></p></div>
What is the process to request speed humps on my neighborhood street?<div class="ExternalClassA3A881B5606445CE869630F54E225FF8"><p>​Information on speed humps and other traffic calming devices and techniques can be found on the website at <a href="/services-site/Pages/EmeraldRequest.aspx?request=SIGNAL">http://charlottenc.gov/services-site/Pages/EmeraldRequest.aspx?request=SIGNAL</a></p></div>
Is a permit required for clearing land near my property? For example grading, timbering, construction, subdivisions, roads, etc.<div class="ExternalClassEDAFC306DE41469A80792A4F4036B0FF"><p>​<span style="font-family:verdana, sans-serif;font-size:9pt;">City of Charlotte Land Development reviews plans for commercial and subdivision development located within the City of Charlotte.  A grading permit is required if more than one acre of land is disturbed during constructio<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">n. </span></span></p></div>
How do I find out what is being built?<div class="ExternalClass84D1B8801E604824908DC297F5B08367"><p>​<span style="font-size:9pt;font-family:verdana, sans-serif;">City of Charlotte Land Development reviews plans for commercial and subdivision development located within the City of Charlotte.  The City’s Engin<span style="background-color:#ffffff;">eering and Property Management and Transportation Departments also oversee a variety of neighborhood, bond sidewalk and transportation projects.   </span><span style="background:#ffffff;">To search commercial development projects as well as City projects, click here. </span></span><span style="background-color:#ffffff;">​</span></p></div>
How do I get my Basketball Goal back?<div class="ExternalClassC0ECC3EA3AE5433DB6F16F1936E09E54"><p>​Call 704-336-3200 and schedule a time to retrieve your goal from the Northwest District Office.  Basketball goals onsite longer than 30 days will be disposed of.</p><p> </p></div>