Land Development

​Protecting the environment using erosion & sediment control

The City of Charlotte's Erosion Control Program originated from a state action, which granted local government authority to enforce the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 and specifically the erosion control requirements. The City of Charlotte Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance ​-- adopted in 1976 and revised in 2002 -- provides the framework and guidelines for protecting private property, wetlands, creeks and lakes (and ultimately our drinking water) from sediment pollution during construction activities. The program's goal is to protect our water resources by providing assistance and education on erosion control practices to the development community, and by enforcing the ordinance's provisions.​​

 
Contact
Jay Wilson, Water Quality Administrator 
704-432-0958
jpwilson@charlottenc.gov  

 

 

Grading Permits <div class="ExternalClass6E54C2D918A44CCCB08BAEDBD0CB5CC0"><ul><li><a href="/ld/Pages/GradingPermits.aspx" style="line-height:1.6;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc"><strong>Grading permits</strong> </font></span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;">- Obtain a grading permit for land-disturbing activity from the Land Development Division</span><br></li><li><strong style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="/ld/Pages/LotGradingPlans.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">Lot grading plans</font></span></a>​</strong><span style="line-height:1.6;"> - Information about plans and permit</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">s required for grading in subdivisions to establish house lot pads</span></li><li><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><a href="/ld/Pages/ElectronicPlanReview.aspx"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc"><strong>EPLAN review</strong></font></span></a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> - City of Charlotte Land Development's Electronic Plan Review Program - Submit your commercial site development plans and as-builts via eamil and save paper!</span></li></ul></div>
Erosion and sediment control resources <div class="ExternalClass6B403811963A4BDE948472012C23CA97"><p><a href="https://www2.municode.com/library/nc/charlotte/codes/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=PTIICOOR_CH17SOERSECO" style="line-height:1.6;">City of Charlotte Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/NC%20Self%20Inspection%20Combined%20Monitoring%20Form.pdf">​NC Self Inspection Combined Monitoring Form </a>​</p><p><a href="http://aca.accela.com/charlotte" style="line-height:1.6;">Accela Citizen Access™ </a></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">Demolition compliance notice (coming soon) </span></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/Erosion%20Control%20Facts%20for%20Homebuilders.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">Erosion control facts for homebuilders</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/Erosion%20Control%20Policies%20and%20Procedures.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">Erosion control policies and procedures </a></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/Financial%20Responsibility%20Form.pdf"><span style="line-height:1.6;">Financial r</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">esponsibility f</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">orm</span></a></p><p><a href="/StormWater/Flooding/Pages/default.aspx" style="line-height:1.6;">Floodplains</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/HARP.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">Habitat Assessment and Restoration Program (HARP) guidelines</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/StormWater/Regulations/Documents/CountyErosionOrdinance100708.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">Mecklenburg County soil erosion and sediment control ordinance</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/NPDES%20Permit%20(NCG010000).pdf">NPDES Permit (NCG010000).pdf</a></p><p><a href="/StormWater/Regulations" style="line-height:1.6;">Surface water improvement & management (SWIM) ordinances </a></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/SWIMSummary.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">SWIM stream buffer brief history </a></p><p><a href="/ld/Erosion%20control%20docs/SWIMBufferChecklist92006.pdf" style="line-height:1.6;">SWIM buffer ordinance checklist</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><span style="line-height:1.6;">SWIM stream buffer implementation</span><span style="line-height:1.6;"> guidelines (link to come from Storm Water)</span></p><p><a href="/StormWater/Regulations" style="line-height:1.6;">Water quality regulations </a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> </span></p><p><a href="/ld/CMCSI" style="line-height:1.6;">Charlotte-Mecklenburg certified site inspector (CMCSI) seminar</a><span style="line-height:1.6;"> - ​</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">A soil erosion and sedimentation control overview seminar and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI) certification preparation for interested participants. Upon completion, an optional certification test will be administered for those interested in becoming a certified Charlotte-Mecklenburg c</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">ertified s</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">ite i</span><span style="line-height:1.6;">nspector. </span></p><p><a href="http://maps.co.mecklenburg.nc.us/gp/" style="line-height:1.6;">Charlotte-Mecklenburg GIS geospatial portal ​</a></p>​<br></div>
Agencies<div class="ExternalClass4A373F12872D4F4792893AFFD8DFDA7D">​<span style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Missions/RegulatoryPermitProgram/Contact.aspx">US Army Corps of Engineers​</a> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass4A373F12872D4F4792893AFFD8DFDA7D"><span style="line-height:1.6;">Asheville Regional Office</span></div><div class="ExternalClass4A373F12872D4F4792893AFFD8DFDA7D"><span style="line-height:1.6;">828-271-7980 ext. 231 ​</span></div><div class="ExternalClass4A373F12872D4F4792893AFFD8DFDA7D"><span style="line-height:20.8px;"><br></span><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span><p><a href="/StormWater">Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services </a></p><p><a href="/stormwater/kidsteachers/Pages/StormWaterAdvisoryCommittee.aspx">Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC)​</a></p><p>SWAC appeal application form-City  <strong>(link to come from Seamless Docs)​​​​</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.nc.gov/agency/water-resources-division">North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Water Resources</a> - </p><p>Raleigh Office, 919-733-1786</p><p>Mooresville Regional Office, 704-663-1699 ​</p><div><br>​</div></div>
State and federal permits<div class="ExternalClassDBEA143400494247805C0E4CCB8441D0"><p>​The City of Charlotte requires that any necessary state and federal permits be included with a project's plan review submittal. The City also performs a field inspection for all rezoning requests​​ and checks for wetland and stream presence on the property. This process helps ensure that a project's plans do not inadvertently violate another agency's regulations. We recommend that you or your wetland consultant contact the <a href="http://www.saw.usace.army.mil/">United States Army Corps of Engineers</a> (USACE) regarding specific requirements.​​</p></div>
Inspection Staff<div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><strong>​Jay Wilson, CPESC</strong></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Water Quality Administrator </em></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E">704-517-1152<br><a href="mailto:jpwilson@charlottenc.gov">jpwilson@charlottenc.gov</a><br><br><strong>Jeff Bock, CPESC </strong></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Senior Erosion Control Coordinator</em><strong> </strong><br>704-560-9798<br><a href="mailto:jbock@charlottenc.gov">jbock@charlottenc.gov</a><br><br><strong>Gina Hodges, CPESC</strong> </div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Senior Erosion Control Coordinator</em><strong> </strong><br>704-517-7570<br><a href="mailto:vhodges@charlottenc.gov">vhodges@charlottenc.gov </a><br><br><strong>Patrick Storz, CPESC</strong></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Erosion Control Coordinator</em><br>704-572-0114<br><a href="mailto:patrick.storz@charlottenc.gov">patrick.storz@charlottenc.gov</a></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"> </div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><strong>Johnny Evans, CPESC</strong></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Erosion Control Coordinator</em><br>980-242-0880<br><a href="mailto:johnny.evans@charlottenc.gov">johnny.evans@charlottenc.gov</a>​<br><br><strong>John Geer, CPESC</strong></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><em>Erosion Control Coordinator</em><br>704-641-4605</div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><a href="mailto:jgeer@charlottenc.gov">jgeer@charlottenc.gov​</a><span style="line-height:1.6;">​​​</span></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span> </div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"><strong>Justin Klein</strong></span></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"><em>Erosion Control Coordinator</em></span></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;">704-609-4765</span></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="mailto:justin.klein@charlottenc.gov">justin.klein@charlottenc.gov</a> </span></div><div class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"></span> </div><p class="ExternalClass484BE136598348409F71B0CF8433009E"><span style="line-height:1.6;"><a href="http://vc.charmeck.org/?layers=Engineering%20Land%20Development%20Inspectors">Find your assigned inspector on the Territory Map​</a></span></p>

​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector seminar​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A soil erosion and sedimentation control seminar sponsored by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The seminar gives an overview of Erosion and Sedimentation Control BMP's and the self inspection program as required by the NPDES permit and local Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance.  Upon completion, an optional certification test will be administered for those interested in becoming a certified Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector.​