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


June 22, 2107

FY18 User Fees Approved

​City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) user fees for the development services groups of Engineering Land Development, Planning and CDOT.  For Engineering’s Land Development FY17 User Fee Schedule click here

Commercial plans submitted to Engineering Land Development for the initial review must pass the gateway review by 5:00pm on Friday, June 30th to be eligible to remain at the FY17 fee schedule.  The FY18 fees will apply to all new projects submitted after the close of business on Friday, June 30, 2017.

January 16, 2017
CLDSM REVISION No. 15 - Effective January 16, 2017

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual is updated with Revision No. 15, effective January 16th, 2017.  See the Standards Manual webpage for information on the update here.

November 7, 2016

Tips for Uploading Electronic Plans to Accela

We have been experiencing difficulties with corrupted and/or unopenable PDF files on various Land Development plan submittals by customers in Accela.  In order to reduce these occurrences, please follow the helpful recommendations for electronic plan preparation found on our Electronic Plan Review page​


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