Development Services Guide
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. View the UDO FAQ for helpful information during the transition to new zoning code.
Many projects require you to get City of Raleigh permits before beginning construction. The permit process allows the city to make sure that buildings are well constructed and safe for occupants. This also helps protect your property values and the value of your neighbors property.Find out when a permit is required for your project.