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.

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• 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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The Primary Street Determination Request form is now available on the City of Raleigh website. This form will help Development Services customers with project design by providing guidance prior to plan submittal. This form can be used to determine the primary street(s) for a project, as the primary street dictates the placement and orientation of a building on a lot and its relationship to the street. The new request form can be found on the Administrative Site Review page or in the Development Services Form Directory.

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2017 was a historic year for tragic natural disasters, and scientists predict that we will see more natural disasters occurring in areas that previously thought they were immune. These predictions call for proper planning to help prevent loss of life, property damage, and unnecessary post-disaster expenses. Building codes are society's best way of protecting homes, offices, schools, manufacturing facilities, stores, and entertainment venues from such devastations. Code officials work day in and day out to keep the public safe. As such, they require the most advanced and sophisticated training and education to safeguard the public from such disasters. Code officials are expected to be experts in building code, but citizens should also have a working knowledge of how building structures can indeed help save lives.

Week five of Building Safety Month focuses on improving education and training standards for a safer tomorrow through knowledge gained from the plethora of training resources. Today’s code officials are expected to be certified on ICC approved disciplines including building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire. Furthermore, a major focus on yearly continuing education is required to keep these certifications active and compliant on the ever-changing building codes.

With powerful advancements in technology and frequent discoveries of new methods for solving age-old problems, the building industry, like many industries, is constantly changing. For building safety professionals worldwide, education and training are valuable and essential aspects of professional development. Much like code officials, private citizens are also encouraged to seek learning opportunities to help improve knowledge of building code safety. Below is a list of resources that can help both building code officials and private citizens alike build strong knowledge of building code safety. This joint effort of increased knowledge and awareness of building code can help prepare us for Mother Nature’s inevitable fury!


ICC Learning Center

ICC Preferred Provider Program

National Safety Council (NSC) Workplace Safety Training

Certified Code Safety Professional Exams

NFPA Certified Electrical Compliance Professional (CESCP)

BOMA Educational Resources

ICC-ES Educational Tools

S.K. Ghosh Seminars

IAS Training Programs

General Code Webinars

OSHAcademy Professional Training Courses

National Association of Safety Professional (NASP) Training Resources

ANSI Education and Training

Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP) Certifications

Certified Code Safety Professional Certification

Contractor/Trades Testing

Specialty Programs

UST/AST Certification

Certification Renewal

This blog was written by guest blogger Lazaro Perez, Training & Development Analyst for the Development Services Department

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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