Residential Redi Review

Last updated Feb. 19, 2019 - 9:34 am

Builders who plan to use the same single-family residential plan design more than once may submit their plans for the Redi Review – Residential Building Plans process. In this process, City staff conducts a full structural review, or 1st-Time Redi Review the first time a plan is submitted. Each subsequent review of the plan, or 2nd Redi Review, is fast-tracked. This review is also known as a master review.

The Redi Review process accelerates the issuance of permits and keeps the staff from reviewing the same plan repeatedly.

For residential projects that are not suited for Redi Review, the City offers Standard Review – Residential and Certified Review


  • Legally created lot with an established address, contractor licensing validation and public improvement compliance.
  • Certificate of Appropriateness, if house is to be built in a historic district
  • NC Department of Transportation driveway or encroachment permits, if the property is on a state road
  • Variance approved by Board of Adjustment, if applicable
  • Annexation Petition (pdf) if the project is outside the City limits and you wish will tap onto City water and sewer

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Building
  • Building for site accessibility and retaining walls over four feet of unbalanced fill
  • Right-of-Way (driveway and site)
  • Zoning
  • Certificate of Appropriateness, if house is to be built in a historic district
  • Flood, for property within a flood hazard area
  • Land Disturbing, if applicable
  • Stormwater Tracking, if applicable
  • Tree Conservation, if applicable
  • Neuse River Buffer, for property within the Neuse River buffer watershed
  • Other permits and approvals as required for a particular project

Submittal Requirements

Required for Submittal

Submit plans to the Development Services Department's Litchford Satellite Office.

  • City of Raleigh Permit Application (located at the top of the Forms Directory in the "Most Popular Selections" box).
  • Two copies of Plot plan, signed by a North Carolina licensed surveyor
  • Two paper set of plans and one copy of electronic plan-C.O.R. will retain one set as Official records
  • Additional set of paper plans if submitting a NFPA 13D Multi-Purpose, or "Combination," Fire Sprinkler System
  • One And Two Family Dwellings Log Sheet (also known as the Residential Log Sheet)
  • Redi-Review Submittal Requirements Checklist (pdf)
  • Residential Plan Summary
Required for Some Projects


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Next Steps

Once these plans are reviewed and approved by the Building Plans Examiner, a Plan Identification number is assigned for future identification. The number will consist of three fields, identifying the Contractor, plan name or number (selection made by builder) and the year the plan was approved.


(Colony Homes) (Plan Number 2092B) (Approved in September of 2000)


(Colony Homes) (Plan Name-Bradford) (Approved in September of 2000)

The plan cover sheet and truss layouts are stamped with the City of Raleigh Inspections Department Redi-Review Program approval stamp. Stamp block information contains Plan Identification number, Reviewer’s signature, date the plan was approved, validation date and number of sheets contained in the plan set. All other plan sheets will bear a circular stamp with the plan reviewer’s initials, abbreviation COR (City of Raleigh) and RRP (Redi-Review Program).

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