Permit applications with contractor or subcontractor information now require the signature of the license holder performing the work. This change applies to both residential and non-residential applications and is a legal requirement by the state of North Carolina.

To assist with this process there are now separate residential and non-residential permit applications.

For general contractors who are not ready to list subcontractors at the time of permit application a non-residential addendum is available for submittal prior to permit issuance.    

Permit applications will be processed without all signatures, but permits will not be issued until all signatures are received. E-signatures that meet the legal requirements for digital signatures under NC law will be accepted on any application or addendum where the only thing required is a signature.

Collecting signatures of any kind is solely the responsibility of the applicant.

REMINDER | To avoid submission delays, always verify that you are using the most recent version of applications and checklists. We recommend you do not download/save any applications or checklists to your computer. Using them directly from the website ensures you always have access to the most up to date form or checklist.

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A new online permit application is available for any projects that obstruct the public right-of-way. Any person that wishes to install or maintain assets in the public right-of-way, or occupy the right-of-way in the form of a street, lane, or sidewalk closure may acquire a permit by submitting this form. Customers who do not wish to use the online form may still download the permit application from the City of Raleigh website.

Benefits to this new online process include:

  • Precise job location mapping
  • Drop down menu to more easily identify scope of work
  • Identifying the parking impact to the downtown area
  • Mobile capabilities

For more detailed information of Right-of-Way Services, including plan submittal requirements, visit our page on the City of Raleigh website.

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Beginning this week, Development Services intake staff will no longer directly collect fees on behalf of Wake County. Anyone submitting plans that require review from Wake County Environmental Services will pay their Wake County development fees at a kiosk located in the One Exchange Plaza Customer Service Center or Litchford Road Satellite Office. Intake staff will verify the fees have been paid prior to accepting plans for Wake County projects.

For questions related to development in Raleigh contact:
[email protected]
• Call 919-996-2495

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Project submittal deadlines for Development Services will be changing on August 1, 2018.

  • Applications for all NEW submittals will be accepted Monday- Friday until 4 p.m.
  • Resubmittals with a transaction number will be accepted Monday-Friday until 4:30 p.m

This operational change provides staff sufficient time to assist customers with questions and ensure each submittal meets review standards. Projects allowed through Same Day and Next Day permitting may submit electronically at any time (24/7) to [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected], respectively.

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The Development Fee Schedule has been updated for FY18-19 and is now available online. The fee schedule is a comprehensive guide for development-related fees in the City of Raleigh.

Transactions with an application date before July 4, 2018 will have until August 4, 2018 (30 days) to get permits approved and issued and still be eligible for the previous fee rate. Applications dated July 4, 2018 and after will pay the new rates.

Click here to view the new fee schedule.

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The below schedule clarifies the required NC Building Code Summaries for the City of Raleigh. Please note the upcoming changes for July 1, 2018.

July 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018:

× We reject the City of Raleigh Building Code Summary
- We accept the 2012 NC State Building Code Summary
- We accept the 2018 NC State Building Code Summary

January 1, 2019:

-We accept the 2018 NC State Building Code Summary
× We reject the City of Raleigh Building Code Summary
× We reject the 2012 NC State Building Code Summary

Important Note: Designers must use the 2012 Building Codes with the 2012 Building Code Summary, and the 2018 Building Codes with the 2018 Building Code Summary.

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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