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.

Additional requirements must be met in the Goose Creek and McDowell Creek Watersheds because they are Critical Erosion Control Areas.  

Ordinances, Policies and Manuals  

The Mecklenburg County Ordinance is enforced in Cornelius, Huntersville, Matthews, Pineville and unincorporated areas of the County.   

Town ​of Mint Hill Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance​  

City of Charlotte Soil Erosion & Sedimentation Control Ordinance  

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

For more information about sediment and erosion control in the City of Charlotte, visit City Land Development.

For information about erosion control in the six Towns, refer to the County Land Development Standards Manual. (Applies to Cornelius, Davidson, Huntersville, Matthews, Mint Hill and Pineville and their ETJs.)​