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Manuals and Implementation Guidelines


Floodplain Development

Floodplain Regulations Technical Guidance Document ​
Floodplain Permit Application Quick Guide


Storm Water Management
Storm Water Design Manual 
Photo Book of Storm Water Features


Water Quality Buffers (stream and lake buffers)
Water Quality Buffers Implementation Guidelines 


Water Quality BMPs and IDDE
Charlotte-Mecklenburg BMP Design Manual 
BMP Maintenance Handbook 
Illicit Discharge Detection & Elimination Policies and Procedures
 

Post-Construction Storm Water Controls
Post-Construction Administrative Manual – City of Charlotte  
Post-Construction Permit Flow Chart – City  
Post-Construction Administrative Manual – County and Towns
Post-Construction Permit Quick Guide – County and Towns  
Post-Construction Permit Flow Chart – County and Towns 
Post-Construction Policy for Public Transportation Projects - County and Towns 
Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines - City, County and Towns 
Rain Garden (Bioretention) Media Sampling Guidelines (Updated 8/1/12)  
How to Sample a Rain Garden for Phosphorus - video 
How to use POLARIS for Post-Construction Ordinance information (City, County and Towns)


Huntersville Water Quality/Low Impact Development 
Huntersville Water Quality Design Manual (Revised June 2013) 
 

County Site Evaluation Tools
Mecklenburg County Site Evaluation Tool  
Site Evaluation Tool Model Documentation 2005  
Site Evaluation Tool User Manual and Guidance
 

Surface Water Improvement & Management (SWIM)
Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines 


Sediment and Erosion Control
Sediment and Erosion Policies and Procedures 
Mecklenburg County Land Development Standards Manual (six Towns, refer to Series 3000)  
Erosion Control – Goose and McDowell Watersheds
 

Lakes and water supply protection
Water Quality Buffer Implementation Guidelines  
Mecklenburg County Drinking Water Supply Watershed Protection Requirements  
Protecting Water Quality in our Lakes
 

Ponds
Pond Policy
 

Creek maintenance
Storm Water Services’ Maintenance of Major System Streams
 

Storm Water Fee Credit policies, manual and application form
County Line Fee Credit Policy 
Catawba River Fee Credit Policy 
Pond Fee Credit Policy ​ 
Multi-family and commercial BMP Fee Credit Manual and Application Form​