​Meeting Updates  

City of Charlotte zoning meeting in September to be held virtually Monday, September 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

To ensure essential government operations continue while social distancing, the City of Charlotte's zoning meeting on Monday, September 20, will be held virtually. The meeting will begin at 5:00 p.m. It will be available to view on the Gov Channel, and the city's Facebookand YouTubepages. As the meeting will be held virtually, the city is working to ensure the public has various ways to provide comments as part of Monday's scheduled zoning hearings. 

Sign up to speak virtually during a zoning hearing

Members of the public can sign up to speak during a zoning hearing on the City Clerk Office's webpageor by calling 704-336-2248. The deadline to sign up is Monday, September 20, at 9 a.m. Speakers are asked to provide an email address when they sign up and should indicate in their submission whether they will have a PowerPoint or other presentation. On September 20, between 9 a.m. and noon, Charlotte Communication & Marketing will email speakers instructions on how to join the meeting.

Submit a comment on a zoning hearing item

Residents are also invited to submit comments on zoning hearing items. Written comments of 375 words or less can be emailed to any time prior to Tuesday, September 21, at 11:59 p.m. Residents who prefer to voice their comments can call the City Clerk's Office at 704-336-2248 and record a voicemail. Comments will not be read during the meeting, but they will be included in the meeting's record and provided to City Council members after the meeting for review prior to a decision vote.

Rezoning Fee Payment Instructions

For new Rezoning Fees for FY 2022 effective July 1, 2021, please see link under Petitioner Information on the right side of this page.

We will no longer request or accept payment of rezoning application fees at the time of application submission. Once a rezoning petition clears gateway, staff will notify petitioners via email of the required fee amount due. The fee is due within 10 business days following the application deadline. If the fee is not received the application will not move forward in the rezoning process.

Rezoning Fees may be mailed to our office for processing at the following address:

City of Charlotte

Planning Design &Development, 8th Floor, Attn Rezoning Fees,

600 East 4th Street

Charlotte, NC 28202

*Please note that at this time staff is working alternate schedules and remotely therefore it may take longer than normal for a check to be processed. Important, the fee must be received prior to the rezoning petition being included on a rezoning legal ad for the public hearing.

Virtual Community Meeting Guidelines

Rezoning. What is it?

Every parcel of land within the City's zoning jurisdiction has an assigned zoning district. Each zoning district has a specific set of zoning regulations (rules) that determine how parcels of land may be used. When a property owner is considering utilizing their property in ways that do not conform to their current zoning district regulations, they must fill out an application to change to their zoning classification. This process is commonly referred to as a rezoning.    

To Schedule a Rezoning Pre-Submittal Meeting Click Here

Beginning in 2021, rezoning customers will utilize the Digital Plan Room to submit rezoning packages for review. The Digital Plan Room is fully integrated into the Accela Citizen Access environment and leverages an array of new features and technology to streamline and advance the plan review process, including sheet versioning and collaborative issue/condition communication for plan review comments. For more information regarding the Digital Plan Room, please visit our new Digital Plan Room Customer Resource page. Digital Plan Room

Accela Citizen Access

How to Search for Information on Rezoning Petitions in Accela 

*You do not need to register for an account to search for and view rezoning petitions in Accela*

Instructions for Filing a Rezoning Application in Accela

                Rezoning Customer Service Map


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For Information regarding the Rezoning Process

Please contact Planning Staff:

emailMichael Russell        ​ phone contect704.353.0225

emailClaire Lyte-Grahamphone contect704.336.3782

emailLisa Arnold                ​ phone contect704.336.5967

emailWill Linville              ​ phone contect704.336.4090

emailDave Pettine            ​phone contect704.336.4566

emailJohn Kinley                ​phone contect704.336.8311

Planning, Design & Development
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
Phone: ​phone contect704.336.2205