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


City of Charlotte Enhanced Review and Expedited Plat Review Brainstorming Session

The canvas is blank and we are seeking your input into the design of the Enhanced Plan Review and the Expedited Plat Review Programs!  Please attend the brainstorming session on Friday, August 24, 2018.  PLEASE EMAIL YOUR YOUR RSVP TO NAN PETERSON AT: Click here for details.

Standards Manual Revised - July 31, 2018​

The Charlotte Land Development Standards Manual (CLDSM) committee has processed Revision No. 17 to the manual.  It is effective as of July 31, 2018. 

Visit​ for the latest Standards Manual including updated text, PDF details, and AutoCad DWG files.

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.


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