Land Development


The City of Charlotte's Land Development web portal is designed to be the source for information to assist citizens, design professionals, developers, and contractors with land development projects within the City limits and Charlotte's extraterritorial jurisdiction (ETJ). ​

We strive to provi​​de excellent customer service - please visit our Customer Service Standards page for more information.



ACCELA Citizen AccessACCELA Citizen Access
Commercial & Multifamily CO Hold ReleaseCommercial & Multifamily CO Hold Release
Single-Family Detached Units CO Hold ReleaseSingle-Family Detached Units CO Hold Release
Schedule Pre-submittal MeetingSchedule Pre-submittal Meeting
Commercial Plan Review ProcessCommercial Plan Review Process
Schedule Pre-construction MeetingSchedule Pre-construction Meeting
Rezoning ProcessRezoning Process
Subdivision ProcessSubdivision Process
Standards Manual (CLDSM)Standards Manual (CLDSM)
Erosion Control Program & CMCSIErosion Control Program & CMCSI
Bond AdministrationBond Administration


June 28, 2018

Fiscal Year 2019 User Fees

City Council approved the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) user fees for the development services groups of Engineering Land Development, Planning, CDOT and Charlotte Water. Click here to view the FY19 User Fee Schedule. 

Plans submitted to Development Services for the initial review must pass the gateway review by 5:00pm on Friday, June 29th to be eligible to remain at the FY18 fee schedule.

January 16, 2018


Accela has established a new URL link for Accela Citizen Access.  Please update your bookmarks to the following:   ​

November 7, 2016

Tips for Uploading Electronic Plans to Accela

We have been experiencing difficulties with corrupted and/or unopenable PDF files on various Land Development plan submittals by customers in Accela.  In order to reduce these occurrences, please follow the helpful recommendations for electronic plan preparation found on our Electronic Plan Review page​


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