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.
NEW DEVELOPMENT FEES - Effective July 1, 2017
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.
Building and Trade Permit Fees Calculator
Use the Fee Calculator to obtain an estimate of building and trade permit fees.
Home Improvement Projects
- Concurrent Review
- Final Site Review
- Surety for Infrastructure Improvements
- Mass Grading
- Infrastructures Construction Plans
- Tree Conservation
- Sediment & Erosion Control Surety
- Stormwater BMP Surety
- Retaining Walls
- Driveway Cuts and Sidewalk Installation
- Right-of-Way Obstructions
- Water and Sewer Service Connections
- Telecommunication Devices (Site or right-of-way)