If you are a licensed contractor, homeowner, or other qualified person,
you can apply for a mechanical permit online. If you supply an email address, the permit will be emailed to you. If you do not supply an email address, you can pick up the permit from the Wake County Planning, Development Plans and Inspections office at 336 Fayetteville St., Raleigh.
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About "M" Permits
This "M" permit is available online to anyone who must obtain a plumbing, electrical or mechanical permit. The online "M" permit allows applications to be completed and submitted through the Internet. This application provides for the permitting and inspection of projects with single and multiple trades if a building permit is not required.
Access the PDF version "M" permit application here.
Access the Word document version of the "M" permit application here
It may be issued for Plumbing, HVAC, Electrical or Refrigeration work, for any combination of the four trades or for all four trades. Examples are: heat pump replacement or electric water heater replacement, both of which require heating and electrical work, and the installation of backup generators that operate on natural gas. Each project must have all required trades listed prior to issuance. The permit is processed and returned to the contractor as an email. If you do not supply an email address, the permit will be held for 30 days at the offices of Wake County Inspections. If at the end of 30 days the permit has not been picked up, it will be deleted from the system.
The fee is $46 per trade. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Wake County Inspections or by credit card through the Automated Request Line, 919-856-6060
, (IVR inspection scheduling system
– Option 6). Please be aware that a third-party vendor handles credit card payments and postings for the IVR, and there is a convenience fee assessed of $5 on the first $100, and $3 for each portion thereafter. Payment may also be paid at the offices of Wake County Inspections when picked up.