​Meeting Updates

City of Charlotte Zoning Committee Meeting to be held virtually Wednesday, December 2, 2020

To ensure essential government operations continue while social distancing, the City of Charlotte's Zoning Committee meeting on Wednesday, December 2nd, will be held virtually. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. It will be available to view on the city's Planning, Design & Development  Facebook and page. The meeting agenda can be found online. Please tune in through one of those options to stay up to date on the latest rezoning cases being considered by the Zoning Committee.

Accela Online Application Portal Closed Until January 1, 2021 for New Rezonings

We have filled all rezoning application slots for 2020 and as a result, we have closed the Accela online application submittal portal until January 1, 2021 for new rezoning requests. However, we will still be accepting new applications via email until the online application portal is turned back on.

Please submit all required application materials via email to both Dave Pettine at and John Kinley at After application materials are received, you will be sent additional information and next steps.

If you have any questions, please contact Dave Pettine via email or by phone at 704-336-4566. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation on this matter. 

​Rezoning Fee Payment Instructions

For new Rezoning Fees for FY 2021 effective July 1, 2020, please see link under Petitioner Information on the right side of this page.

Rezoning application fee is due within 10 business days following the application deadline on the rezoning schedule. 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.

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 the image below:

 PreApplication Meeting

Beginning in 2020, all rezonings will be processed, tracked, and mangaed in Accela. Accela Citizen Access (ACA) allows rezoning petitioners to apply for a rezoning and provides the public with access to rezoning petition information, processing status, and related rezoning documents. Rezoning petitions beginning with RZP-2020 and going forward can be found in Accela, as well as on this webpage.

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