Land Development


The City of Charlotte's Land Development web portal is designed to be the source for information to assist citizens, design professionals, developers, and contractors with land development projects within the City limits and Charlotte's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). ​

We strive to provi​​de excellent customer service - please visit our Customer Service Standards page for more information.



ACCELA Citizen AccessACCELA Citizen Access
Commercial & Multifamily CO Hold ReleaseCommercial & Multifamily CO Hold Release
Single-Family Detached Units CO Hold ReleaseSingle-Family Detached Units CO Hold Release
Schedule Pre-submittal MeetingSchedule Pre-submittal Meeting
Commercial Plan Review ProcessCommercial Plan Review Process
Schedule Pre-construction MeetingSchedule Pre-construction Meeting
Rezoning ProcessRezoning Process
Subdivision ProcessSubdivision Process
Standards Manual (CLDSM)Standards Manual (CLDSM)
Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)
Bond AdministrationBond Administration


Fiscal Year 2019 User Fees

City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) user fees for the development services groups of Engineering Land Development, Planning, CDOT and Charlotte Water. Click here to view the FY19 User Fee Schedule. 

Plans submitted to Development Services for the initial review must pass the gateway review by 5:00pm on Friday, June 29th to be eligible to remain at the FY18 fee schedule.

Upcoming Revision to the CLDSM - July 31, 2018​

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) committee has determined that updates are required to various CLDSM details.  The revision (No. 17) is proposed to be effective as of July 31, 2018. 

For the months of June and July, the draft revised details will be available at​ in a PDF file format public review and comment.  Prior to Tuesday, July 24, 2018, please provide any feedback or comments on the proposed changes via e-mail to Brendan Smith, E&PM Land Development Division at

January 16, 2018


Accela has established a new URL link for Accela Citizen Access.  Please update your bookmarks to the following:   ​


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