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Changes to Sedimentation and Erosion Control

Mecklenburg County amended its Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance on October 7. The City of Charlotte approved revisions to its Ordinance on October 27.

Key changes:

  • Additional measures to protect local streams, rivers, lakes, and wetlands
  • Requires that persons responsible for monitoring erosion and sedimentation control at construction sites be certified
  • Corrective action to begin within 24 hours after rain event or inspection
  • Modifications necessary to comply with new State requirements.

City of Charlotte 

Chapter 17 Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control

Send questions about revisions to Charlotte's Ordinance to JGEER@ci.charlotte.nc.us or 704-336-4258.

Mecklenburg County

Revised Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance

Summary of changes to County Ordinance

Send questions about revisions to Mecklenburg County's Ordinance to kia.whittlesey@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov or 704-336-7783.

Current Sedimentation & Erosion Control Ordinances (City, County and Davidson)