Zoning and Rezoning

Information about City of Raleigh Zoning Processes

Last Modified: February 28, 2014
City of Raleigh Zoning Map

Zoning Verification

For a Zoning Verification Letter, please complete the Zoning Verification Letter Request Form. Submit the completed form with a check made payable to the City of Raleigh for $28 to the following:

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

Zoning Verification Letters will be processed in the order received within three (3) business days of receipt. Note: The City of Raleigh does not provide zoning compliance letters.

Zoning Code & Handbook

The Department of City Planning released the revised Zoning Handbook (35MB) designed to help elected officials, citizens, staff and developers understand zoning efforts in Raleigh.

"This is a wonderful tool for all of Raleigh's residents," said Mitchell Silver, City of Raleigh Planning Director. "Zoning is a basic part of managing a city's growth and understanding how it works is important to being an informed citizen. This book is designed to help regular folks understand a process that can be confusing and frustrating by bringing together the rules, guidelines and code provisions of the city into one document."

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