Effective April 1, 2014, the City of Charlotte, Planning Department will require Electronic Plan (EPlan) submissions for all subdivision applications. A Portable Document Format (PDF) file type will be required for documents submitted with the following application types:

  • Sketch Plan Review

  • Preliminary Plan Review – Single Family, Multifamily, Mixed Use and Commercial Subdivision

  • Preliminary Plan Revisions  

  • Final Plat Review – Major, Minor, and Not-Subject-To (NST)

  • Final Plat Revisions  - Plat revising previously recorded Major, or Minor final plat

Customers will complete an electronic application creating a subdivision record type and attach the plans along with any other documentation by accessing Accela Citizen Access. Customers will no longer submit paper plans or plans via email.

Subdivision reviewers will utilize Electronic Document Review (EDR) for the review of plan submittals. EDR is a fully integrated feature within Accela Automation that leverages Adobe® Acrobat® to provide review and markup of documents in the PDF format.

Once review comments are available customers will receive notification via an automated email regarding the status of their project. Customers may address review comments and resubmit via Accela Citizen Access. At the conclusion of the review cycle reviewers will attach an electronically stamped “approved” plan to the subdivision record followed by a notification of approval for the project.


Fee Payment:
Electronic fee payments are currently not included in the EPlan Submission and Review Process. All Subdivision fee payments should be submitted to the City Land Development Counter - 1st Floor of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center (600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202). To begin the plan review process all fee payments are due at the time of the initial plan submission.

Other Planning Department Review Fees

Please contact Land Development Division by telephone at 704-336-6692 with any customer service questions about Accela Citizen Access or EPLAN Review.





For more information regarding Subdivision Administration
Please contact:    
Planning, Design & Development
600 East Fourth Street (8th Floor)
Charlotte, North Carolina 28202

Subdivision Ordinance

City of Charlotte
Subdivision Ordinance

(as Adopted January 29, 2015)


Commercial Review Types

Related Ordinances & Codes


The City of Charlotte’s Subdivision/Permit Tracking System, Accela Citizen Access, is now available on the Internet.


Click here to check the status of a Subdivision project within the City of Charlotte’s jurisdiction.