Development Services Guide

Last updated Jun. 22, 2016 - 8:04 pm

The Development Services Guide is an online reference tool that provides detailed process descriptions that outline requirements for developing and building within the City of Raleigh. This information includes details about pre-requisites that must be met, approvals or permits needed, expected processing time, and applicable fees.

Unified Development Ordinance

Effective February 14, 2016, the City of Raleigh will have completed full implementation of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) by approval of the UDO Rezoning Remapping, Z-27-14. This rezoning updates the official zoning map to reflect the new zoning districts adopted in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO). The UDO is a complete rewrite of the zoning code, which governs land use.

Getting Started

Many projects require City of Raleigh permits before construction may commence. The permit and inspection process allows the city to make sure that buildings are well constructed and safe for occupants, and protects property values.

Find out when a permit is required for your project.

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