The following municipal Zoning or Land Use Ordinances apply to various Water Supply Watersheds in Charlotte-Mecklenburg.
City of Charlotte Zoning Ordinance Chapter 10: Overlay Districts
Town of Cornelius Land Development Code Chapter 5.12 Watershed Protection Administration
Town of Davidson Planning Ordinance Chapter 16: Watershed Protection Overlay District
Town of Huntersville Zoning Ordinance (Mountain Island Lake and Lake Norman Watershed Overlay Districts)Understanding Built-Upon Area restrictions in Water Supply Watersheds (pdf)Development throughout Charlotte-Mecklenburg must also comply with Surface Water Improvement & Management (SWIM) ordinances, Water Quality ordinances, Post-Construction Controls ordinances, Floodplain Development Ordinances and Sediment & Erosion Control ordinances.