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Wake County Inspections & Permits 


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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.

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? Select the link below to view our Permit Portal Guide page.

Link: Permit Portal Guide Page

We encourage all new visitors to the Wake County Permit Portal to view our Permit Portal Guide Page. 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.

Special Note: Fuquay-Varina ETJ

On Oct. 21, 2019, the Wake County Board of Commissioners granted the Town of Fuquay-Varina’s request to extend its Extraterritorial Jurisdiction. The areas granted are depicted on this map. These areas will remain in Wake County’s jurisdiction until such time the town applies its zoning, which is expected to occur in the next few months. Should you have any questions, please contact our office at 919.856.6522.

Contact Wake County
Inspections & Permits 
Phone:  919-856-6222 
Office Hours
8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Second Monday of each month
Field Staff Hours
7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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