Inspections & Permits Fee Schedule

Wake County issues a single permit for all projects which covers all necessary work

Residential

New Dwelling

​ Up to 1,200 square feet

$366 per dwelling

​Over 1,200 square feet

​Add $0.20 for each additional square foot

 

Gross floor area finished within the inside perimeter of the exterior walls with no deduction for garage, corridors, stairs, closets or other features. Finished area is that portion of building served by either electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and suitable for occupant's use. Add $60 for temporary service pole inspections, if needed.

​Multi-Family Dwelling

​For the first unit of each building

​$366

​For each additional unit of each building

​$152

Manufactured Homes 

​$182

Residential Addition (bedroom, bathroom, attached garage, etc.)

​Up to 400 square feet

​$228

​401 to 1200 square feet

​$366

Over 1,200 square feet

​Add $0.20 for each additional square foot

Gross floor area finished within the inside perimeter of the exterior walls with no deduction for garage, corridors, stairs, closets or other features. Finished area is that portion of building served by either electrical, mechanical or plumbing systems and suitable for occupant's use. Add $60 for temporary service pole inspections, if needed.

Residential Accessory Structure (shed, garage, pool, etc.)

​Land use fee

​$60

​Plus trade fee for each trade (building, electrical, plumbing, heating)

​$60 each

​Plus square footage fee

​$0.20 per square foot

 

Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs​​ (Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing with a water depth >24 inches)

$184​

Heated

+$60

Residential Demolition

​Residential – Demolition Permits (without replacement under new permit) ​

Permit and one final inspection

​$60

Non-Residential

Commercial Development (new, additions/alterations, demolition)

​$ Cost

​Fee Charged

​$0–$700

​$60

$701–$1,500​

​$92

​$1,501–$2,500

​$138

​$2,501–$25,000

​$204

​$25,001–$50,000

​$407

​$50,001–$100,000

​$815

​$100,001–$200,000

​$1,629

​$200,001–$350,000

​$2,852

​$350,001–$500,000

​$3,768

​$500,001–$750,000

​$5,042

​$750,001–$1,000,000

​$6,314

​$1,000,000 and up

​Add .15% (multiply by .0015) of each added million dollars or portion thereof

Water & Wastewater

Onsite wastewater permits (where private onsite waste water, septic system is installed)

​Improvement permit

​$200

​Land use fee

​$60

​Construction authorization (for standard gravity systems)

​$200

​Total for wastewater permit

​$460

Onsite well water fee (where private onsite well water will be installed)

​Fee includes permit, required inspections and base water test

​$400

Onsite verification of well or wastewater system location for additions and pools

​Field consultation

​$100

Other

Trade Inspections

​Building

​$60

​Electrical

​​$60

​Mechanical

​​$60

​Plumbing

​​$60

Re-inspection Fee

​Re-inspection Fee

​$60

A re-inspection fee is charged for each extra trip necessary to approve a required inspection. Must be paid prior to scheduling a re-inspection.

Administrative Fee

​Administrative Fee

​$60

An administrative fee will be charged for each resubmitted site plan, inspector field consultation, permit amendment, addendums, and construction plans requiring two or more reviews.

Flood Certification

​Flood certification reviews and verifications (if required)

​$50

Temporary Pole

​Inspection for temporary construction pole

​$60