Permit Notification Program

Expired Permits

Last updated Nov. 07, 2018 - 9:16 am

We are required by law to expire permits if work has not begun within six months of issuing the permit. City of Raleigh inspectors will verify that a substantial portion of the work has begun within the required six-month period. If the City has not received an inspection request (or any other approved verification) during this six-month period, the permit(s) will expire.

How does the program work?

City officials inspect different project stages project as permitted work is completed. In an effort to keep our customers better informed, we send a letter with permit expiration dates to property owners and contractors.

Active permits are monitored and permit-holders are typically notified 45 days prior to the expiration of their permit. If no work has commenced within the six months mentioned earlier, an expiration notification letter will be sent to the property owner and contractor.

What should I if I've received an expiration notification?

We recommend you follow up with the contractor on record and request they obtain new permits and follow through with the remaining required inspections.

What will happen if I don’t take any action?

Because the law requires permits and inspections, any unpermitted or uninspected work on your property could result in property damage, personal injury, insurance issues, or problems when selling your home or building.

If you have questions about the City of Raleigh permitting and inspections program, please call 919-996-2705 to speak to a customer service representative.

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