Beginning June 1, 2019, customers must submit plans for new one- and-two-family additions and accessory structures. Accessory structures include but are not limited to:

  • Garages;
  • Carports;
  • Storage sheds;
  • Gazebos;
  • Greenhouses; or,
  • Pool houses.

Plans must be drawn to architectural scale and submitted with the permit application. The minimum allowable scale is ¼ inch = 1 foot. The minimum allowable sheet size is 8 ½ x 11.

Application packages for one- and-two-family additions and accessory structures must be submitted in-person at either Development Services location:

  • Customer Service Center (One Exchange Plaza, 4th floor, Downtown Raleigh)
  • Litchford Satellite Office (8320 Litchford Road, Suite 130, Raleigh)

Application packages should include:

  • Permit application;
  • Two paper copies of the plot plan (click here for the residential plot plan checklist); and,
  • Wake County Well & Septic Tank permits (when applicable).

NOTE: When the seal of a design professional is required, the seal must include a dated, wet signature of the design professional.

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  • Development Services
    Customer Service Center
    1 Exchange Plaza
    Raleigh, NC 27602
  • 919-996-2495
  • Litchford Road
    Satellite Office
    8320-130 Litchford Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • 919-996-4200