​Single Family (Residential) CO Hold Release Request

When construction is satisfactorily completed, City Engineering and Urban Forestry inspectors will release their "holds" that have been placed on the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for the project. To determine what holds have been placed on your project, view the Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement website

Who are my LD inspectors?

Need to determine who your inspector is?  Visit the Charlotte Explorermap and type in your project address. On the layer list, check the box for the Planning layers, and click the word "Planning" to expand that layer group.  Then check the box to activate the Land Development - Construction Inspectors and Land Development - Urban Forestry Inspector layers.  Zoom to your parcel location, and click on the parcel to identify the inspectors for your project. If you have further questions contact CLT Development Center Customer Service at 704-336-6692.

What work is required to be finished before the holds are released?

The following link will provide you with the inspection checklist: Homebuilder's guidelines for inspections. These requirements must be met in order to not delay your CO.  For a "Subdivision Single Family City Engineering Hold" on a residential property, a city site inspector will inspect the home to ensure that the site has safe access, the drainage plan is followed, the required sidewalk and trees are properly installed. All work must be 100% complete prior to submittal of this hold release request!

When will my hold be released?

Your inspector will make every effort to inspect your site as soon as possible, but please allow three to five (3-5) business days. If a hold is not released within five (5) business days, then contact your inspector directly.