​Commercial Project City Engineering CO Hold Release Request

When construction is satisfactorily completed, City Engineering, Commercial Zoning, and Urban Forestry inspectors will release their "holds" that have been placed on the Certificate of Occupancy (CO) for the project. To determine what holds have been placed on your project, view the Mecklenburg County Code Enforcement website.

Who are my LD inspectors?

Need to determine who your inspector is? Visit the Charlotte Explorer map and type in your project address. On the layer list, check the box for the Planning layers, and click the word "Planning" to expand that layer group. Then check the box to activate the Land Development - Construction Inspectors and Land Development - Urban Forestry Inspector layers. Zoom to your parcel location, and click on the parcel to identify the inspectors for your project. If you have further questions contact CLT Development Center Customer Service at 704-336-6692.

What work is required to be finished before holds are released?

Prior to requesting a Commercial Project Engineering CO hold release, ensure all site work is completed per the CO Checklist contained in the Pre-Construction Info Packet(PDF, 1MB) and Tree Ordinance checklists.

When will my hold be released?

Your inspector will make every effort to inspect your site as soon as possible, but please allow three (3) business days. If a hold is not released within three (3) business days, then contact your inspector directly. If you have any other questions, please call our customer service line at 704.336.6692

Please fill out: City of charlotte commercial project certificate of occupancy hold release form for engineering, commercial zoning and urban forestry.