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Mecklenburg County has made several changes to the Land Development Bond program effective November 1, 2016:
Land Development bonds - Frequently Asked Questions
*** Forms updated July 1, 2020 ***
The following types of bonds are currently acceptable methods of providing funds:
Land Development bond fees:
Posting of a new bond $1,200
Bond renewal $1,200Fee is required yearly after the fourth renewal year.
Bond reduction $1,200A one-time reduction per life cycle of bond is allowed with approval of the Town, County inspector and County bond administrator. A reduction request must be submitted 60 days prior to the bond expiration date.
Bond replacement $1,200Process and associated fee applies when:
Bond Default Letter $530
Required when bond holder does not provide timely bond renewal information and the County Attorney writes a default letter to ensure the bond does not expire.
Fees are subject to change.
This is the process used to secure, request a reduction of, or request a release of a bond.
To obtain a bond:
Checklists are available providing the information required from you to submit a plat or project. Please go to: Land DevelopmentOn the left side, click on "Forms."Look for "Site Plan Review Checklist" and "Plat Submittal and Review Checklist."
2. If you need a bond estimate, you may request it from Mecklenburg County Land Development by filling out the required form.
Submit the completed form to Mecklenburg County Land Development. Use one of these three methods to submit the request for a bond estimate:
3. If you prefer, the project engineer may estimate the bond.
Complete the form and attach it to an email to either
Virginia.Mullis@MeckNC.gov according the specific Town.
The Bond Estimate form should not be signed or sealed until approved. If a plat is required, it should be attached to the request.
The submitted information will be reviewed and a field inspection performed to verify status of the project. The Bond Administrator will send an email to the applicant with the approved bond estimate and any other forms that the applicant must fill out.
Mecklenburg County Land Development
2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208
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