Development Services Guide

Last updated Feb. 14, 2018 - 4:47 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.

NEW DEVELOPMENT FEES - Effective July 1, 2017

To learn about these changes, read the new fee structure article on the Also available is a list of FAQs.

Use the Fee Calculator to obtain an estimate of Building and Trade Permit Fees.

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.

Building and Trade Permit Fees Calculator

Use the Fee Calculator to obtain an estimate of building and trade permit fees.

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