CLT Development Center

CLT Development Center

CLT Development Center

CLT Development Center Update

The city has placed a drop-off box in the lobby of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center (CMGC) for bond/sureties and review fees. Staff will be checking regularly throughout the day to process dropped off items.

  • Bonds/Sureties: Bonds/sureties may be dropped off in the box or can be mailed to the City of Charlotte, Attn: CLT Development Center – Bond Administration, Lobby Level, 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Please allow four business days for bond/surety review.
  • Review Fees: Fees are paid at the time of the initial submittal to the City of Charlotte. Fees may be dropped off in the drop off box. Fees can also be sent via US mail, UPS, Federal Express, electronically or by courier. Please instruct your courier to use the drop off box in the lobby. Please send fees to: City of Charlotte, CLT Development Center – Lobby Level, 600 E. Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202. Payments are processed within one business day after receipt.
  • Electronic Fee Payment: Land development plans submitted through Accela will accept electronic payment via credit card or check beginning Monday, July 18. Currently, re-zoning, historic district and Charlotte Water applications do not have this option for payment. When you choose the electronic payment option, staff will send an invoice after plans are submitted in Accela. At that time, you will go back to your Accela record and begin the electronic payment process.

    MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards

    2.75% of the payment amount with a minimum fee of $2.00.

    Electronic check – online WEB payments

    eCheck Transaction Tiers Fees Frequency
    $0.00 to $50,000.00 $1.75 Per Transaction
    $50,000.01 to $75,000.00 $3.00 Per Transaction
    $75,000.01 to $100,000.00 $6.00 Per Transaction
    $100,000.01 to $150,000.00 $10.00 Per Transaction
    $150,000.01 to $250,000.00 $15.00 Per Transaction
  • Plats will continue to be dropped off and picked up in the basement of the CMGC. Plats can also be mailed to the CMGC, Attn: CLT Development Center, Lobby Level, 600 East Fourth Street Charlotte, NC 28202 and include a prepaid return address label. Staff has three business days to sign plats and will notify you when they are signed. Reminder: Plats can now be sent electronically, 24/7. Subdivision staff is utilizing the e-signature process(PDF, 4MB) approved by Mecklenburg County Register of Deeds. Plats to be e-signed and recorded must be sent via DocuSign, DocVerify or another approved platform

Unified Development Ordinance

Unified Development Ordinance

Unified Development Ordinance staff and the CLT Development Center have partnered to launch a new user question email. This email inbox is the best place to ask questions and seek clarity on anything found within the UDO. Users are encouraged to use the inbox to focus on questions, rather than comments. This inbox is monitored Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM.

Answers provided will be used to develop training materials and resources for review staff as these groups prepare for ordinance implementation in June 2023! These resources will then be shared on the UDO website for all UDO users. Please visit and share this email to ask questions:

About Us

Located on the first floor of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, the CLT Development Center is a space for developers and design teams to access to city staff in a single location for city development permitting services. Development service teams from the Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT), Engineering, Urban Forestry, Construction Inspection, Charlotte Water, Erosion Control, Subdivision, Zoning, Fire, and Plan Review Coordination are in the CLT Development Center.


Self-Certified Gateway Checklist for Commercial Plans

As of October 2021, the CLT Development Center now requires a self-certified gateway checklist(PDF, 234KB) to be completed by the design professional for all commercial and urban plan submittals to ensure the submittal is complete and has all the required information and items needed for detailed review. The self-certified gateway checklist includes the minimum submittal requirements and requires a signature by the submitting design professional indicating completeness of the plans and calculations. This checklist is now a required document to be uploaded to Accela along with the plan submittal. Find out where the gateway checklist fits into the commercial plan process.

Digital Plan Room

The City of Charlotte's CLT Development Center has partnered with ePermitHub to launch the digital plan room, a new electronic document review solution seamlessly integrated into the Accela Citizen Access Portal. Learn more about the digital plan room.

Expedited Commercial Plan Review Option

The expedited commercial plan review process is a service available for commercial site plans. Once plans are accepted through the gateway, the standard review cycle will be five business days. Some project exclusions apply.

Expedited plan reviews will be completed by city staff within five business days of the first submittal, and within  business days for resubmittals. Learn more about expedited commercial plan review.

Enhanced Review Option

The enhanced review option is available for urban projects*, and commercial and residential subdivisions. Enhanced urban plan reviews will be completed by city staff within 15 business days of the first submittal and within five business days for resubmittals. Enhanced subdivision plan reviews will be completed by city staff within 20 business days of the first submittal and within 10 business days for resubmittals. Some project exclusions apply. Learn more about enhanced review.

*Urban projects have the zoning classifications of: UMUD, MUDD, PED, TOD, TS, and RE-3