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How much does a North Carolina Mecklenburg County land development bond cost?

Mecklenburg County North Carolina land development bonds cost $100 for the county's required 1-year term. All applicants will pay a $100 annual premium whether they need the $1,000 bond amount for Mecklenburg County only or the $2,000 bond amount that covers both Mecklenburg County and the city of Charlotte. 

How do you get a Mecklenburg County Charlotte land development bond? 

You can purchase your Mecklenburg County Charlotte land development bond online 24/7. Simply select your bond amount and provide the following information for county filing approval.

  • contractor or construction company name
  • address
  • type of business 
  • business phone number
  • contractor phone number
  • personal contractor email address
  • fax number, if applicable
  • business license number, if applicable
  • contractor license number, if applicable

Once your payment is processed, a copy of your Charlotte Mecklenburg bond will be sent to your email instantly, and the original will be shipped to your preferred mailing address.

How fast can I get a land development bond?

SuretyBonds.com offers instant online purchasing for Mecklenburg County and Charlotte land development surety bonds 24/7. Buy your bond now to receive an emailed copy in minutes. Mecklenburg County requires your official bond package be physically issued and delivered to you, so choose overnight shipping during checkout if you're in a rush.

Bond Type
$1,000Mecklenburg County Land Use and Construction BondMecklenburg County Only
$2,000Mecklenburg County Land Use and Construction BondMecklenburg County and City of Charlotte

What is a Mecklenburg County land development bond?

The Mecklenburg County Land Use and Environmental Services Agency requires individuals file a surety bond before being approved to work on a land development construction project in the area. County form S-6430-0805 is officially titled the “Land Use and Construction Surety Bond," but it's also known as the “Mecklenburg County land use bond,” or just “Charlotte construction bond.” This bond specifically requires developers follow all land development rules, ordinances, and regulations when performing land development work in the county. 

Why are contractors in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte required to be bonded? 

By filing this bond, developers agree to work according to all laws regulating matters including, but not limited to, building codes, subdivisions, storm water, soil erosion, fire marshal, NESHAP air quality, planning commission, city engineering, and county environmental health. The bond protects Mecklenburg County, the city of Charlotte, and consumers in the event of developer noncompliance. The issuing surety company will pay valid claims to harmed parties up to the full bond amount, which the developer must then reimburse in full. 

Who is required to purchase a Mecklenburg County land use and construction surety bond?

You must file this construction bond before being permitted to complete land development work in Mecklenburg County or the city of Charlotte. Your bond ensures you will comply with local ordinances that protect the local environment and public safety. Commercial and residential projects both require land development plan reviews and site inspections.

What is the Mecklenburg County land development bond amount? 

If you work within Charlotte city limits you must purchase and file a $2,000 surety bond. If you exclusively work outside of Charlotte city limits, you must purchase and file a $1,000 surety bond. 

How do Mecklenburg county contractors file your bond? 

Once you've purchased and received your official Mecklenburg County North Carolina bond package, you'll file it with the county. 

Mecklenburg County
Land Use & Environmental Services
Attn: Revenue Collection
700 N Tryon Street 28202
P.O. Box 31097
Charlotte, NC 28231

If you have questions about filing your bond, you can contact the agency by calling 1(704)336-3801 or emailing [email protected]

How do I update or change my land development contractor bond form? 

If Mecklenburg County requires your bond form to be updated for any reason, contact your surety provider. If you purchased your bond from SuretyBonds.com, email [email protected] to explain the needed change. The most common changes requested for these bonds are the contractor or construction company name, address, or licensing information.

How do I renew my Mecklenburg and Charlotte land development bond?

You must renew your surety bond before its current 1-year term expires. Once you pay your SuretyBonds.com renewal invoice, renewal instructions will be sent to you to keep your bond active for your next license term. You must keep an active bond on file with the county as long as you perform land development in the area.

How do contractors apply for a permit in Mecklenburg County?

The Mecklenburg Land Use and Environmental Services Agency requires land developers submit a land development plan and have a site inspection completed before beginning any project. Once developers have submitted their project proposal for review, they must purchase and file their surety bond in the correct required amount.

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