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All permit applications and plans for Non-Residential/Commercial projects will now only be accepted at the Development Services Customer Service Center on the 4th floor of One Exchange Plaza. The Satellite Office on Litchford Road will not be accepting any Non-Residential/Commercial projects as of September 1, 2018. This interim change is indefinite and due to a shortage of staff resources combined with an influx of project volume and budget constraints.

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The Development Services Satellite Office on Litchford Road is cutting back hours for walk-in permit clients beginning September 1, 2018. Walk-in clients for Residential projects will only be accepted between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. The lobby will then close to walk-in clients at 2 p.m. These interim changes are indefinite and due to a shortage of staff resources combined with an influx of project volume and budget constraints. 

The turnaround time for Residential plan review will also change:

  • First review cycles will have a turnaround time of 10 days
  • Re-review cycles will have a turnaround time of five days

For questions or concerns, please email [email protected] or call 919-996-2495

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The adoption of text changes (TC-2-17) Transit Facilities and (TC-4-17) Green Stormwater Infrastructure/Low Impact Development led to a comprehensive update of the standard detail drawings. The updates are now available at raleighnc.gov/dsguide under Tools and Services (see the right-hand column).

New and Updated Details:

  • Bike Facilities
  • Green Stormwater Infrastructure
  • Stormwater
  • Transit
  • Transportation
  • Tree Protection and Planting

Plans will be accepted with both the revised and old standard details until January 1, 2019, following which all plans must utilize the revised details. The City encourages designers to begin using the revised standard details as soon as possible.

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Parcels listed in the National Register of Historic Places have been added to the locally designated Historic Overlay Districts and historic Landmarks which are already in iMaps. The National Register Districts layer is for informational and advisory use only. No City reviews are triggered by a parcel being listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Here’s a quick reference list for what historic layers and overlays require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).

  • National Register Districts
    • No Certificate of Appropriateness (COA) is required.
  • Streetside Historic Overlay District (-HOD-S)
    • For parcels in the HOD-S exterior changes to a portion of the property require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).
  • General Historic Overlay District (-HOD-G)
    • For parcels in the HOD-G all exterior changes require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)
  • Raleigh Historic Landmarks
    • All exterior changes to these properties require a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA)

For more detailed information on Certificates of Appropriateness visit our page on the City of Raleigh website. For information on the historic designations visit the Raleigh Historic Development Commission website.

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The Development Services Department has updated the checklists for projects that fall under the category of a Plot Plan or Site Plan. The new permit application checklists are available for both Residential and Non-Residential projects beginning today. This separation creates a more predictable process for customers by clearly identifying requirements for a Plot Plan or Site Plan submittal based on the type of proposed development. Use of the updated applications and checklists will be mandatory beginning August 6, 2018. 

REMINDER | To avoid submission delays, always verify that you are using the most recent version of applications and checklists. We recommend you do not download/save any applications or checklists to your computer. Using them directly from the raleighnc.gov website ensures you always have access to the most up to date form or checklist.

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Permit applications with contractor or subcontractor information now require the signature of the license holder performing the work. This change applies to both residential and non-residential applications and is a legal requirement by the state of North Carolina.

To assist with this process there are now separate residential and non-residential permit applications.

For general contractors who are not ready to list subcontractors at the time of permit application a non-residential addendum is available for submittal prior to permit issuance.    

Permit applications will be processed without all signatures, but permits will not be issued until all signatures are received. E-signatures that meet the legal requirements for digital signatures under NC law will be accepted on any application or addendum where the only thing required is a signature.

Collecting signatures of any kind is solely the responsibility of the applicant.

REMINDER | To avoid submission delays, always verify that you are using the most recent version of applications and checklists. We recommend you do not download/save any applications or checklists to your computer. Using them directly from the raleighnc.gov website ensures you always have access to the most up to date form or checklist.

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  • Development Services
    Customer Service Center
    1 Exchange Plaza
    Raleigh, NC 27602
  • 919-996-2495
  • Litchford Road
    Satellite Office
    8320-130 Litchford Road
    Raleigh, NC 27615
  • 919-996-4200