Land Development

Resources

​​​An expandable list of the many resources useful for the development process in the City of Charlotte is provided below.  The resources are useful for Citizens, Design Professionals, and Developers and Contractors.  The list is categorized by Resource type including: Applications, Checklists, Forms, Information, Manuals, and relevant City Ordinances.  Click the + symbol next to the category to view and/or download the resources. 

Brownfield Assessment Grant Application - The City offers assistance to developers through a City-funded Brownfield Program. The program offers matching funds for assessment and cleanup activities for properties within the Business Corridor Revitalization Area.

Charlotte Historic District Commission - Certificate of Appropriateness

NCDOT Driveway Permit Application

Notification to Issue Single Family Certificate of Occupancy Sidewalk Agreement - When sidewalk is not constructed to City standards, but a homebuilder needs to obtain the CO for a SF home, this can be submitted to LD Inspection staff to demonstrate the builder’s intent to repair the sidewalk in a timely manner.

Rezoning Applications

SWAC Appeal Application - Storm Water Advisory Committee Appeal Application

Text Amendment Application

Zoning appeals and variance application packet

 

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Cash Surety Requirements and Form - Automated Form - Cash Surety Requirements and Form (Automated Version)

Cash Surety Requirements and Form -Printable Form - Cash Surety Requirements and Form (Printable Version)

Final Inspection Bond Release Form - Complete this form to request Bond/Surety Release upon completion of required work in a Subdivision.  This form also contains the Continuous Maintenance Request and Final Inspection request.

LOC Requirements and Form - Automated Form - Letter of Credit Requirements and Form (Automated Version)

LOC Requirements and Form - Printable Form - Letter of Credit Requirements and Form (Printable Version)

Surety Action Request Form - Surety Action Request Form used for Renewal, Adjustment and Replacement Requests

Surety Bond Requirements and Form - Automated Form - Surety Bond Requirements and Form (Automated Version)

Surety Bond Requirements and Form - Printable Form - Surety Bond Requirements and Form (Printable Version)

Surety Estimation Worksheet Sample - Bond Master - Surety Estimation Worksheet Sample

Surety Preferences Selection Form - Complete this form to select preferences for surety estimation.

As-built Checklist - Bioretention - Checklist for As-built Survey of Bioretention

As-Built Checklist - Detention - Checklist for As-built Survey of Detention Ponds or Pipe Systems

As-built Checklist - Extended Dry Detention - Checklist for As-built Survey of Extended Dry Detention Facilities

As-built Checklist - Permeable Pavement- Checklist for As-built survey of Permeable Pavments including Pervious Pavers. 

As-built Checklist - Sand Filter - Checklist for As-built Survey of Sand Filter

As-built Checklist - Storm Drainage​  - Checklist for As-built Survey of Storm Drainage systems

As-built Checklist - Wet Pond - Checklist for As-built Survey of Wetpond

As-built Checklist - Wetland​ - Checklist for As-built Survey of Constructed Wetland

CDOT Land Development Site Plan Check​list - CDOT Land Development Site Plan Checklist

City Fire - LD Requirements Checklist - City Fire - Residential and Commercial Land Design Requirements Checklist

Commercial Driveway and Site Plan Checklist - Commercial Driveway Site Plan Application (Printable Version)

Cross Section Guidelines - City Engineering / CDOT / NCDOT / Mecklenburg County LD - Roadway improvement Cross-Section Guidelines

Final Plat Checklist - Engineering - Checklist used by Engineering to review Final Plats

Final Plat Checklist - Planning​ - Final Plat Checklist for Planning Review

Gateway Checklist - Commercial Plans - Gateway Checklist for Commercial Plan Review

Home Builders Guidelines for Inspection - Home Builder's Guidelines for Inspections

Pre-Construction Information Packet - Packet of Information including checklists for presentation to contractors at Pre-construction Meetings

Private Street Acceptance Checklist - Steps for petitioning for Private Streets to be accepted by CDOT for maintenance

Roadway Cross Section Guidelines - City Engineering, CDOT, NCDOT, and Meck. County Land Development - checklist for roadway improvement cross-sections

Site Checklist - Engineering - Engineering Site Checklist for Residential and Commercial site, grading, erosion control, and stormwater management plans reviewed by the City of Charlotte Engineering & Property Management Department

Subdivision Gateway Checklist​ - Subdivision Gateway Checklist

SWIM Buffer Checklist - SWIM Buffer Checklist

Tree Ordinance Checklist - for Commercial and Urban Plan Submittals

Planning Department Review Fees - Planning Department Review Fees - Rezoning, Subdivision, Zoning Administration

Subdivision Fee Schedule - Subdivision Fee Schedule - Planning

User Fee Schedule - Engineering Land Development User Fee Schedule

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities Form - Form to be sent to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities, containing information for projects that will be using the Public Utility System.

City Engineering Commercial Project CO Hold Release Request - On-Line form to request the release of a City Engineering Hold on a commercial property

City Engineering Residential CO Hold Release Request - On-line form to request the release of a "Subdivision Single Family City Engineering Hold" on a residential property (formerly known as Sidewalk Inspection Request)

Final Inspection Bond Release Request Form - Complete this form to request Bond/Surety Release upon completion of required work in a Subdivision. This form also contains the Continuous Maintenance Request and Final Inspection Request

Financial Responsibility Form

Land Development newsletter subscription request​

Request for Informal Review per Session Law 2014-120 - "Informal review" with respect to regulatory review requirements issued under Charlotte's PCO, EC Ordinance, and Zoning Ordinance Watershed Overlay Districts

Sediment Basin Agreement

Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Weekly Monitoring Form

Wet Pond BMP Maintenance Responsibility Form

Tree Planting Delay Request Form

Tree Work Permit Form

2012 Cust Satisfaction Survey Summary  - 2012 Land Development Customer Satisfaction Survey - Summary of Results

Addressing Information (Meck. County) - Addressing Information (Meck. County)

Annexed Street Acceptance - Information and steps required for Street Acceptance in Annexation Areas

CDOT - Department of Transportation Contact Info - Telephone and e-mail contact info for Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) development review staff

Charlotte Mecklenburg - Future State Service Delivery Model (Final) - Future State Service Delivery Model (Final) Gartner Phase II Report

Charlotte Mecklenburg FINAL REPORT 3-19-15 - "Development Planning, Permitting and Inspection Process Review Final Report" prepared by Gartner Consulting for the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County

City NCDOT Concurrent Subdivision Review Process Flowchart -
City NCDOT Concurrent Subdivision Review Process Flowchart

City NCDOT Concurrent Subdivision Review Process - City NCDOT Concurrent Subdivision Review Process Summary

Commercial Review Types - A list of the various types of Commercial Reviews available through City Land Development

Customer Service Standards - Our Customer Service expectations of Development Services staff

Development Services Technical Advisory Committee Charter -
Development Services Technical Advisory Committee Charter

DSTAC Presentation April 8, 2015 Final Version -
Stormwater Services' DSTAC Presentation SWS April 2015

Erosion Control Facts for Homebuilders - Erosion Control Facts for Homebuilders

Erosion Control Policies and Procedures - Erosion Control Policies and Procedures Manual

Extension of Development Approvals SL 2010-177 - Chart:  Extension of Development Approval per Session Law 2010-177

Land Development Public Telephone List - List of all LD staff with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses

LD Newsletter - Monthly Land Development Division Newsletter, current edition and archive of past editions

NCDOT State Roadway Petition Summary - NCDOT Roadways - Petition for Acceptance Checklist ​

Planning - Subdivision Contact List - Telephone and e-mail contact info for City Planning / Subdivision Review Staff

Pre-Construction Information Packet - Packet of information including checklists for presentation to contractors at Pre-

Shared Responsibilities Venn Diagram - Land Development - Staff and Customers - Shared Responsibilities Venn Diagram

Subdivision Concurrent Review CDOT and NCDOT - Process Enhancements - Document describing process enhancements for the City/NCDOT concurrent plan review process

User Fee Feedback - Feedback from User Fee Policy meeting tour 2016 - User Fee Stakeholder Meeting Comments

Zoning Handout - Your Guide to Zoning Services in Charlotte-Mecklenburg

Accela Citizen Access How To Instructions  - Accela Citizen Access How To Instructions

Accela Citizen Access Training Doc - Accela Citizen Access (ACA) On-Line Application User Guide

BMP Design Manual - Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Manual

CATS Bus Stop Detail Drawings - Details for construction of bus stops for Charlotte Area Transit Services (CATS).

CDOT Sight Distance Policy - CDOT Sight Distance Policy and Diagrams, 2003

Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) -
Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) - online library of standard details, drawings, and specifications for use in land development projects in the City.

Stormwater Design Ma​nual- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Design Manual (CMSWDM)

Charlotte Water Design Manual - Water and Sewer design manual

HARP Manual - Selection and Planting Guide for Aquatic and Wetland Plants in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina

Landscape Construction Standards 2017​ ​-  (rev 11) - City Engineering / Landscape Management Division's standards book for Landscape Construction.

NCDOT Manuals and Handbooks - Important guides and handbooks from NCDOT

NCDOT Roadway Standard Drawings Library - NCDOT Roadway Standard Drawings Library

PCSO Administrative Manual - Administrative Manual for Implementation of the City of Charlotte Post Construction Controls Ordinance (PCCO)

Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG) - Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG) is the implementation tool for planning and designing Charlotte's streets and for providing viable transportation choices for all Charlotteans .

​Inspector area map - LD Inspector Area Map

Maps and GIS resources​ - Maps and GIS Resources

VirtualCharlotte - VirtualCharlotte on-line GIS map

POLARIS 3G- Mecklenburg County on-line GIS map

 

City Code Appendix A - Zoning - City Code Appendix A - Zoning

City Code Appendix A (Zoning) - S.W.I.M. Stream Buffer Ordinance - City Code Appendix A (Zoning) - S.W.I.M. Stream Buffer Ordinance

City Code Appendix A (Zoning) - Stormwater Drainage - City Code Appendix A (Zoning) - Stormwater Drainage

City Code Chapter 17 - Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control - City Code Chapter 17 - Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

City Code Chapter 18 - Stormwater - City Code Chapter 18 - Stormwater (Includes Post Construction Controls Ordinance PCCO)

City Code Chapter 19 - Streets, Sidewalks and other Public Places - City Code Chapter 19 - Streets, Sidewalks and other Public Places

City Code Chapter 20 - Subdivisions - City Code Chapter 20 - Subdivisions

City Code Chapter 21 - Trees - City Code Chapter 21 - Trees

City Code Chapter 23 - Water, Sewers and Industrial Waste Discharge Restrictions - City Code Chapter 23 - Water & Sewer

City Code Chapter 9 - Floodplain Ordinance - City Code Chapter 9 - Floodplain Ordinance

City of Charlotte Code of Ordinances at Municode.com - City of Charlotte Code of Ordinances at Municode.com

Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance (PCSO) Information - City of Charlotte Stormwater Services page for PCSO regulations and information 

BMP Design Worksheets  - .Zip file of all of the BMP Design Worksheets - to be included with design calcs for BMPs

BMP Inset Tables - Inset Tables for all BMP types in one Excel Spreadsheet for use on stormwater management plan sheets

BMP Design Spreadsheet - Charlotte BMP Design Calculation Spreadsheet (Excel format) providing a simple format for design calculations of various BMPs, following the requirements of the BMP Design Manual.

Detention Worksheet Rev 2010 - Detention Worksheet Revised in 2010

Determining Built-Upon-Area Restrictions in Mecklenburg County - Guidance for determining Built-Upon-Area Restrictions in Mecklenburg County

Floodplain Development Permit Info - Link to Mecklenburg County LUESA website for information on Floodplain Development Permits

PCSO Compliance Flowchart - PCSO Compliance Flowchart - for assistance in navigating the requirements of the PCSO

PCSO Summary Table - Post-Construction Stormwater Ordinance (PCSO) summary table for use on all plan submittals to Engineering for PCSO review.  

Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Easement Agreement 2016​ - PCSO Operations and Maintenance Agreement and Easement Agreement version 2016 - (PDF Format)

SWIM Summary Document Mecklenburg County - Document from Mecklenburg County LUESA describing the S.W.I.M. program background

Tree ordinance resources - Ordinance information, checklists and suggested details

Tree Planting and Preservation Standard Notes

May 2016 presentation to the Charlotte Chamber​ - ​Presentation to support a revision to the tree ordinance relating to incentives for single-family development

Tree Planting Delay Request Form

Tree Work Permit Form

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