Research My Property

Last updated Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:38 am

Before submitting applications for home improvement or development projects, applicants are encouraged to research the property to verify existing conditions and obtain accurate submittal information that will be required throughout the development process.

This information should be obtained prior to submitting application packages to the City. Doing so will minimize delays, and make the development process smoother so the project can begin as quickly as possible.

How do I research my property?

Using the iMAPS web application, applicants can:

  • Locate Parcels
    - Users must provide owner name, address, Parcel Identification Number (PIN), or Real Estate ID
    - Once the parcel has been located, it will appear on the screen (highlighted with a red box around it). The property information will display in the right frame. Users can zoom in and out, or use the "Select Properties" tool (icon looks like an arrow) on the toolbar to select the parcel.
  • Verify the Address
    - Once the parcel has been located as described above, the property information in the right frame. Here, the “Site Address” will display according to the City of Raleigh’s database. The site address should be used for all development applications.
  • Verify the Planning Jurisdiction
    - The Property Information display, in the right frame, will provide the planning jurisdiction for the property. Development applications and building inspections will be provided for property with the “PLAN JURIS” listed as “RA.”
  • Verify Current Property Owner
    - The Property Information display, in the right frame, will provide the current property owner information. “OWNER1” is the current property owner. Applicants submitting applications on behalf of someone else should verify this information prior to submitting applications.

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 Fee Schedule for the current fee.

The request form and fee may be sent to:

City of Raleigh
Development Services Customer Service Center
ATTN: Zoning Verification Letters
One Exchange Plaza, Suite 400
Raleigh, NC 27601

City codes that may have an impact during site plan development or demolition

While this listing does not include all applicable City codes, developers should note that the following zoning/housing codes may impact 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

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