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An expandable list of the many services and programs provided by City and County staff to support development in the City of Charlotte is provided below. These services are useful for Citizens, Design Professionals, and Developers and Contractors. The list is categorized by Service type including: Code Enforcement, Commercial Projects, General, Storm Drainage, Streets, Subdivisions, and Zoning. Click the + symbol next to the category to view links to the various services that are available.

  
  
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collapse Service Subcategory : Building Permits and Code Enforcement ‎(4)
Building Permits.aspxBuilding Permits
Information on obtaining Building Permits at Mecklenburg County
Commercial Technical Assistance Center.aspxCommercial Technical Assistance Center
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement's Commercial Technical Assistance Center (CTAC) - for answers related to commercial building questions
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement.aspxMecklenburg County Code Enforcement
Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement (Meckpermit.com)
Residential Technical Assistance Center (RTAC).aspxResidential Technical Assistance Center (RTAC)
Residential Technical Assistance Center (RTAC) - information and technical assistance in relation to the North Carolina Building Code
collapse Service Subcategory : Business Services ‎(4)
Brownfield Assessment Grant Program.aspxBrownfield Assessment Grant Program
The City offers assistance to developers through a City-funded Brownfield Program.  The program offers matching funds for assessment and cleanup activities for properties within the Business Corridor Revitalization Area. 
Charlotte Business Resources Web Portal.aspxCharlotte Business Resources Web Portal
CharlotteBusinessResources.com - A portal to information for business owners
Connect NCDOT - Business Partner Resources.aspxConnect NCDOT - Business Partner Resources
Bringing Business and Government together with online collaboration. 
Starting a Business.aspxStarting a Business
Link to City of Charlotte Neighborhood & Business Services' website for information on starting a business.
collapse Service Subcategory : Commercial Projects ‎(4)
Commercial Plan Review.aspxCommercial Plan Review
Navigate the Commercial Plan Review process with a step-by-step guide
Expedited Review.aspxExpedited Review
Commercial development plans may qualify for submittal into the Expedited review program 
Pre-submittal Meetings.aspxPre-submittal Meetings
Schedule a Pre-Submittal meeting for a commercial development project
Urban Projects.aspxUrban Projects
Urban Projects - Special Review team and process
collapse Service Subcategory : Grading Permits and Erosion Control ‎(5)
CMCSI.aspxCMCSI
Information on how to attend a seminar and become certified as a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector (CMCSI)
EPLAN Review.aspxEPLAN Review
City of Charlotte Land Development's Electronic Plan Review Program - Submit your Commercial site development plans and as-builts via e-mail and save paper!
Erosion Control.aspxErosion Control
City of Charlotte Erosion Control Ordinance, review and inspection program, CMCSI information, and more
Grading Permits.aspxGrading Permits
Obtain a Grading Permit for land-disturbing activity from Land Development Division
Lot Grading Plans.aspxLot Grading Plans
Information about plans and permits required for grading in subdivisions to establish house lot pads.
collapse Service Subcategory : Inspections and Hold Release ‎(3)
Building Code Inspections.aspxBuilding Code Inspections
Building code-related inspections are performed by Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement. 
Inspections and CO for Commercial Projects.aspxInspections and CO for Commercial Projects
Information on Inspections and CO Hold Release for Commercial Development Projects
Inspections and CO for Residential Projects.aspxInspections and CO for Residential Projects
Information about Inspections and CO Hold Release for Single-Family Residences and Residential Subdivisions (Includes sidewalk)
collapse Service Subcategory : Stormwater - PCCO ‎(4)
As-Built Surveys.aspxAs-Built Surveys
Information on submitting and obtaining City approval of As-Built Surveys for storm drainage and stormwater management facilities (BMPs & Detention)
Drainage Plans and Flood Studies.aspxDrainage Plans and Flood Studies
Drainage Plans and Flood Study Reviews
Post-Construction Controls Ordinance.aspxPost-Construction Controls Ordinance
Information regarding the Post-Construction Controls Ordinance at Stormwater Services' website
Stream Buffer Impact Mitigation Plan Review.aspxStream Buffer Impact Mitigation Plan Review
Stream Buffer Impact Mitigation Plans - submittal, review process, and approvals
collapse Service Subcategory : Streets, Sidewalks, and Driveways ‎(13)
City Engineering Residential CO Hold Release Request Form (includes Sidewalk).aspxCity Engineering Residential CO Hold Release Request Form (includes Sidewalk)
On-line form to request the release of a "Subdivision Single Family City Engineering Hold" on a residential property (Formerly known as Sidewalk Inspection Request)
Decorative Street Signs.aspxDecorative Street Signs
Information on the encroachment process for requests to install decorative signposts in the public right-of-way on residential streets
Driveways.aspxDriveways
Driveway Permits, Rules, Regulations, and Guidelines
Fence and Wall Certificates.aspxFence and Wall Certificates
CDOT Fence & Wall Certificates - for fences or walls near or in the City Right-of-way
NCDOT Permits and Info.aspxNCDOT Permits and Info
NCDOT Permits and Info for access and construction on State-Maintained roads
Request Construction of a Sidewalk.aspxRequest Construction of a Sidewalk
A link to the CDOT website for the City Sidewalk Program & Sidewalk Retrofits
Right-of-Way Abandonment.aspxRight-of-Way Abandonment
Information regarding abandonment of Right-of-Way at CDOT's website
Right-of-way Encroachments.aspxRight-of-way Encroachments
Information regarding review and permitting of encroachments into the City Right-of-way (CDOT)
Right-of-way House Move Permits.aspxRight-of-way House Move Permits
House Move Permit information (CDOT)
Right-of-way Use Permits.aspxRight-of-way Use Permits
Right-of-Way Use Permit information (CDOT)
Sidewalk Repair.aspxSidewalk Repair
The Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) inspects sidewalks and will repair unsafe conditions to sidewalks at the City's expense
Street Acceptance.aspxStreet Acceptance
Street Acceptance Information
Traffic Impact Studies.aspxTraffic Impact Studies
CDOT Traffic Impact Studies
collapse Service Subcategory : Subdivisions ‎(4)
Bond Administration.aspxBond Administration
Bond Program for Developers and Builders of Subdivision streets and infrastructure
Plat Review.aspxPlat Review
Information on Subdivision Final Plat Review at Planning's website
Subdivision Review.aspxSubdivision Review
Subdivision Review at Planning's Website
Subdivision Sketch Plan Review.aspxSubdivision Sketch Plan Review
Subdivision Sketch Plan Review at Planning's Website
collapse Service Subcategory : Trees ‎(2)
Landscape Management.aspxLandscape Management
Landscape Management website - Services related to tree management, right of way maintenance, and landscape and beautification.
Trees - Urban Forestry Services.aspxTrees - Urban Forestry Services
Tree Ordinance website - Services related to Street Trees, Planting requirements & approved Trees and Shrubs, Tree Planting, Urban Forestry plan review
collapse Service Subcategory : Utilities - Water & Sewer ‎(3)
Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities website.aspxCharlotte Mecklenburg Utilities website
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities provides water and sewer service
CMU - Developer Donated Projects Process.aspxCMU - Developer Donated Projects Process
Developer Donated Projects (Water & Sewer)
CMU Engineering Division.aspxCMU Engineering Division
CMU Engineering - Capital improvement projects, Contractor Information, Developer Donated Projects, New water meter or sewer tap construction, Surveying, Temporary water service from a fire hydrant
collapse Service Subcategory : Zoning ‎(4)
Commercial Zoning.aspxCommercial Zoning
City of Charlotte Commercial Zoning Review
Historic Districts.aspxHistoric Districts
Charlotte's Historic Districts (Dilworth, Fourth Ward, Plaza-Midwood, Wesley Heights, Hermitage Court, and Wilmore)
Rezoning.aspxRezoning
Apply for or reasearch rezoning petitions at Planning's website
Zoning Administration.aspxZoning Administration
Zoning Administration at Planning's Website

Commonly used services:

Commercial Plan Review Process - Step by Step!   EPLAN - Electronic Plan Submittal   Accela Citizen Access    Tree Ordinance Info   Extension of Development Approvals - Chart