​An expandable list of the many services and programs provided by City and County staff to support development in the City of Charlotte is provided below. These services are useful for Citizens, Design Professionals, and Developers and Contractors. The list is categorized by Service type including: Code Enforcement, Commercial Projects, General, Storm Drainage, Streets, Subdivisions, and Zoning. Click the arrow next to the category to view links to the various services that are available.

  • Commercial plan review - Navigate the Commercial Plan Review process with a step-by-step guide​

  • Expedited review - Commercial development plans may qualify for submittal into the expedited review program

  • Presubmittal meetings - Schedule a presubmittal meeting for a commercial development project

  • Urban projects​ - Special review team and process

  • Letter of Agreement - Special process to facilitate the release of holds for Engineering, Urban Forestry and Zoning on a Certificate of Occupancy (CO).

  • CMCSI - Information on how to attend a seminar and become certified as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)

  • Erosion control City of Charlotte erosion control ordinance, review and inspection program, CMCSI information and more

  • Grading permits - Obtain a grading permit for land-disturbing activity from the Land Development Division

  • Lot grading plans​ - Information about plans and permits required for grading in subdivisions to establish house lot pads

  • ​Landscape Management - Services related to tree management, right-of-way maintenance and landscape beautification

  • Trees: Urban Forestry services - Tree ordinance website: Services related to street trees, planting requirements and approved trees and shrubs; tree planting, and urban forestry plan review​