Sediment and Erosion Control

Sediment is one of the most common and most harmful pollutants in Charlotte-Mecklenburg creeks and lakes.

Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinances in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County require that a certified individual be on-site to conduct mandatory weekly site inspections where lan​d is being disturbed or developed.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI) training and certification are offered for those involved in construction and related professions. The seminars address the permits and inspections required under the various local sediment and erosion control ordinances.

Ordinances, Policies and Manuals

Official guidelines for interpreting and administering the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinances.