Private Development Engineering Inspections

Development Services Department

Last updated Jul. 12, 2018 - 8:47 am

The Engineering Inspections group is responsible for inspection of private development projects such as residential subdivisions, multi-family developments, and commercial properties to ensure work is in conformance with city standards and specifications.

Beginning July 1, 2017 the City of Raleigh’s Revised Public Infrastructure Acceptance Process will go into effect for all new development plans or projects proposing public infrastructure construction with initial submittals made to Development Services on or after this date.

In an effort to comply with the City of Raleigh’s Unified Development Ordinance and North Carolina State Administrative Code, as well as to provide predictability to all involved stakeholders with associated public infrastructure (i.e. water mains, sewer mains, reuse mains, streets, etc.), the City’s process for Public Infrastructure Acceptance associated with development-related projects.

Special Field Consultation

Beginning July 1, 2017 we are pleased to offer a new service, Special Field Consultation Service.

In an effort to facilitate effective and efficient resolution of issues encountered in the field during construction of approved development projects, an optional Special Field Consultation Service is being made available. With engagement of the Development Engineering Inspections Manager and requisite right-of-way and/or public utility infrastructure review and inspections staff, this 48-hours prior scheduled service will ensure necessary staff are available on-site to collaboratively work through resolutions to issues and define the necessary process(es) for memorializing any associated field or design changes.

Scheduling - The Special Field Consultation Service will be a new Right-of-Way Permit type that will be available for purchase from the Development Services Customer Service Center. Upon obtaining this permit, the consultation can be scheduled a minimum of 48 hours in advance through the following avenues:

Upon scheduling of this inspection, please also coordinate with the Engineering Inspections Manager to confirm time and applicable staff can be coordinated with prior to the consultation meeting.

Cost - $325 per request.

For additional information please email

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