Development Applications & Information

A joint pre-submittal meeting is required between the applicant, Davidson Planning Department, and Mecklenburg County for any project that will be submitted to EPM. Contact the Davidson Planning Department to set up a meeting. Failure to do so will result in a delay in accepting project intake. 

Please consult the most recent fee schedule, available on the Finance & Budget webpage, to determine the correct application fee for your submission.

NOTE:  Charlotte Water is currently experiencing capacity issues that may impact the timing of utility services allocation to development projects. 

  1. Building Process
  2. Plans
  3. Plats

Building Process

Individual Building
The Individual Building process is required of all structures, except detached, townhouse, and accessory structure building types which meet the requirements of DPO Section 4. Reference section 14.12 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance. 

Utility Service & Annexation Requests
In March 2023, the Town of Davidson adopted via resolution a Utility Service & Annexation Criteria Policy to assist in evaluating requests for utility service extension and/or annexation. Please review the policy for applicability based on project or parcel type. For projects or parcels subject to the policy and requiring utility service, please contact Charlotte Water and have their staff complete the Water/Sewer Determination Request form. Return this form to the town as part of the project’s development application.

Design Review Board
The Design Review Board (DRB) interprets and enforces the design regulations contained in the Davidson Planning Ordinance. The DRB reviews the design of all new construction, except detached, townhome, and some accessory structure building types. The DRB also reviews signage exceeding a certain size. Reference Section 14.13 & Section 11 of the Davidson Planning Ordinance. 

Certificates of Appropriateness
A Certificate of Appropriateness is required prior to beginning any project/s being proposed in the local historic district. A certificate of appropriateness can be obtained from the Historic Preservation Commission, or approved administratively for minor projects. Please consult the COA page for instructions and application forms.