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Wake County Inspections & Permits provides building inspections and permitting services for all unincorporated areas of Wake County and, through contractual agreements, provides building inspection services for the towns of Knightdale, Rolesville, Wendell and Zebulon. 

Wake County Inspections & Permits provides citizens, businesses and visitors 24-hour online access to permitting services and information through our Wake County Permit Portal. To access all the online services Wake County Inspections & Permits provides, you will need to register an account with the Wake County Permit Portal. To register an account with the Wake County Permit Portal, please click on the Permit Portal banner below. Visitors without a Permit Portal account can search limited permit information on the portal.  ​ 

Once Registered, Applicants Can:          
·      View permit information and records               
·      Apply for building and trade permits 
·      View permit application status and reviews
·      Schedule, cancel and view inspection results 
·      Pay invoices and re-inspection fees 
·      Submit, view, print permits, plans & documents​​

Need help with the Permit Portal? Click the button below to view our Permit Portal Guide page.

We encourage all new visitors to the Wake County Permit Portal to view our Permit Portal Guide Page before starting the process of opening an account or applying for permits. This page will help assist you in understanding the process of using the Permit Portal to open an account, apply for permits, pay fees and schedule inspections.

Project Guides 

Project guides are available to help assist you in applying for permits with Wake County Inspections & Permits. To view these guides, please click on the buttons below.

New Single Family Detached Homes Accessory Structures
Addition and Alterations
Manufactured Homes Swimming Pools Trade Permits
Contact Wake County Inspections & Permits 
Phone: 919-856-6222 
Fax: 919-856-6229
Contact Wake County 
Inspections & Permits Staff 
View Map of Field Inspector's Assigned Areas
Wake County Office Building
336 Fayetteville Street Suite 101
Raleigh, NC 27601
Office Hours:
8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday–Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second Monday of each month
Field Staff Hours:
7:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Day after Memorial Day to September 30
7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. 
October 1 to Memorial Day
Helpful  Links 

 Click on the links below for more information  

Search Permit Information Prior to 7/19/2018

Search by permit number, address, owner or applicant

Fee Schedule

View Wake County Inspections & Permits fee schedule

Download Forms

Site Plan Requirements, Site Plan Example, Worker's Comp, Add/ Change Contractor, Owner Affidavit and more.   

Apply for Temporary Electrical Power

Guide to apply for temporary electrical power

Apply for Temporary Fuel Gas Service

Guide to apply for temporary fuel gas service

Top 10 Inspection Failures

View the top 10 inspection failures

NC Codes Online

Link to North Carolina Codes

Required Inspections

List of required inspections (Required inspections may change per permit type)

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ – Permits, Inspections, Processes & more


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