Building Development Commission

The Building Development Commission is an advisory Board that makes recommendations to the Mecklenburg County Board of County Commissioners and Code Enforcement staff on development-related ordinances, budget, service delivery, fees, division performance, and public opinion.

The BDC's main responsibilities are as follows:

  • The development of new, or amended ordinances, codes, standards, and regulations that pertain to the land development/building industry in Mecklenburg County

  • The annual budget of County departments with land development/building regulatory functions, the cost to the County of the departments and the disposition of any surplus funds derived from collected fees

  • Programmatic and financial reviews as deemed necessary

  • The methodology for establishing and the level of all fees charged the land development/building industry including, but not limited to, all fees for construction permits required by the General Statutes

  • Land development/building regulatory programs, processes, plans, and procedures for efficiency and effectiveness, in order to reduce redundancy and enhance coordination

  • Annual assessment of performance by the County and the Department in meeting the requirements of this Ordinance and the needs of the public

  • Public opinion on new, amended or proposed City/County government changes of authority, organization and function as may affect the Department

  • Procedures and management methods of the Department to maintain a high degree of professionalism and efficiency. Also to assist in the development of guidelines for the Department's relationship with related departments

  • The employment of outside consultants to analyze the Department's functions and efficiency, and prepare a proposal for corrective action when deemed necessary.

BDC Meeting Calendar

Official Mecklenburg County Seal to be used as a logo to represent the County in visual and marketing communications.

Mecklenburg County’s Building Development Commission (BDC) publishes its meeting documents such as meeting minutes and agendas for public viewing. 

Join the BDC

The Board of County Commissioners is committed to appoint diverse, qualified, and dedicated people to our advisory boards.

Applicants are encouraged to attend several meetings prior to completing and submitting an application.

Contact Us

Rebecca Wright

LUESA Administrative Support



Patrick Granson

Director of Code Enforcement