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Mecklenburg County and the Towns have made several changes to the Land Development plan review process effective April 1, 2016. Please visit the Plan submittal page for more information.
Before a building can be built or land can be graded, the developer must submit land development plans for approval and the construction site must be inspected.
Responsible land development protects the nearby surface water and the safety of people who will eventually work or live in buildings constructed on the site.
Land Development staff provides:
Land Development plan reviews and site inspections are required for both commercial and residential projects.
In Charlotte-Mecklenburg, there are
two different Land Development offices:
City Land Development provides services for land in the City of Charlotte and the City’s sphere of influence.
City Land Development website
County Land Development provides services for land in the six Towns, the Towns’ spheres of influence, and unincorporated Mecklenburg County.
Services provided by Mecklenburg County Land Development:
Plan Review - Land Development staff reviews plans for:
Plans are also reviewed by the respective Town Planning Departments to make sure proposed developments meet the terms of the
Towns’ municipal Planning and Zoning ordinances and regulations.
After the land development plans are approved and site inspections are complete, Mecklenburg County
Code Enforcement is responsible for building permits and building inspections.
County services have returned to their normal schedule unless noted otherwise. Read the latest service availability update.