Research My Property

Last updated Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Before beginning your project, it is recommended that you research the property in order to verify accurate submittal information that will be required throughout the development process. The questions below will help you verify information and determine existing conditions for your property. These questions should be answered prior to submitting any work to the City. Doing so will make the development process smoother and more efficient so you may get started developing your land as quickly as possible.

How do I verify the property location?

Use the iMAPS web application to find the parcel by one of the following methods:

  • Owner name
  • Property Address
  • PIN (Parcel Identification Number)
  • Real Estate ID

When you find the parcel by one of the above methods, the parcel will be drawn on the screen and highlighted in a red outline. The property information will display on the right frame.

You can use the map to navigate and locate the parcel (zoom in and zoom out). Use the "Select Properties" tool (icon looks like an arrow) on the iMAPS toolbar to click on the parcel. The parcel will highlight in a red outline and the parcel information will display on the right frame.

The parcel information on the right frame includes the property owner, name, address, PIN, the site address, etc

What is the address of my property?

Use the iMAPS property information frame; "Address" will have the site address for the property according to the City of Raleigh database.

How do I verify that the property is within the Raleigh planning jurisdiction?

Use the iMAPS property information frame; "PLAN JURIS" should be "RA" for Raleigh.

How do I verify the current property owner?

Use the iMAPS property information frame; "OWNER1" is the current property owner. Verify this is either yourself or the client you may be working for.

How do I get an official statement regarding the zoning of a property?

Complete a Zoning Verification Letter Request Form and submit it with a check made payable to the City of Raleigh. Refer to the Development Services Fee Schedule for the current fee.

Development Services Customer Service Center
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27601
Attn: Steven Mohr

What are the City Codes that may be applicable to a property?

Developers should comply with the following City Codes prior to and during site plan development or demolition:

  • Housing Code - Chapter 10 Section 6121-6138
  • Health, Sanitation and Public Nuisance Code - Chapter 12 Section 6001-6006
  • Removal and Disposition of Abandoned and Public Nuisance Vehicles, Vehicle Zoning Codes - Chapter 10 Section 2015(c)-2050(c)
  • Zoning Vehicle regulations (Part 10 Chapter 2 Article C Section 10-2015(c)
  • Unsafe Buildings - Chapter 10 Section 6051-6060
  • Probationary Rental Occupancy Permit Ordinance (PROP) - Chapter 12 Section 2162-2171
  • Rental Dwelling Registration - Chapter 12 Article H. Section 12-2177(a)

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