Permits

Right-of-Way Encroachment Agreements

Anyone wanting to construct or install items within the public right-of-way (ROW) must obtain approval from CDOT (city-maintained streets) or NCDOT (state-maintained streets). Each request to encroach into the ROW is considered on a case-by-case basis to ensure that there is no adverse impact to public safety or future roadway construction needs. Additionally, all items must be in conformance with the City's Zoning Ordinance, Sign Ordinance and other applicable ordinances.

Should CDOT agree to allow the construction or installation of private facilities within the ROW of a city street, then an Encroachment Agreement is necessary. An Encroachment Agreement is a legal document that defines the responsibilities for installation, liability and maintenance.

The Encroachment Agreement is not a building permit. The holder of an Encroachment Agreement is responsible for securing all necessary construction/building permits.

 

 

Contact

​For additional information about submittal requirements and obtaining theEncroachment Agreement Application ​​ forms, please contact: Bruce Horldt at 704-336-8348 or Esteban Valverde at 704-432-0961.


Charlotte Department o​f Transportation
Development Services Division
Right-of-Way Management Section
600 East Fourth Street
Charlotte, NC  28202