Development Services

The Knightdale Development Services Department provides quality customer service to our citizens, business owners, and the development community.  The Department facilitates sustainable growth through regulations that promote a balance of the built and natural environments.  

Development Services is the central point of contact for the Town of Knightdale for all development-related needs.  The Department oversees the entire development process from permit application submittals through the issuance of certificates of occupancy (CO).  Development Services ensures that all development activities within the Town's planning jurisdiction are conducted in accordance with the Knightdale Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and the North Carolina State Building Code.  

Our professional staff helps our customers understand all applicable regulations and guides them through the development process.


Knightdale Interactive Project MapAn interactive project map of currently approved developments in Town.

Wake Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan 
Wake County is updating its 2015 plan to better protect the people and property of the County from the effects of natural and human-caused hazards and to maintain eligibility for mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). On this website you can find information about upcoming and past Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee meetings and public meetings, take a survey on hazard risk and mitigation options to inform the plan’s development, review draft documents a summary of the hazards that affect Wake County, and learn more about the hazards that affect Wake County.

Monthly Activity ReportThe DS Insider newsletter conveniently provides all stakeholders a snapshot of relevant  development activities in the Town.

Public HearingsThis information lists all pending public hearings under review by the Land Use Review Board (LURB) and Town Council.


Unified Development Ordinance (UDO)Comprehensive ordinance that contains all development requirements for the Town.

KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan
The Town of Knightdale adopted the KnightdaleNext 2035 Comprehensive Plan on August 15, 2018. 

2020 Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines (Town Council, Land Use Review Board, DRC)
Information for Zoning Map Amendments, Zoning Text Amendments, Conditional Districts, Special Use Permits, Variances, and Appeals

Building Permit Fee Schedule
Fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Development Services Fee Schedule
Development fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020) 

Town of Knightdale Fee Schedule
Full fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). Development Services fees start on page 12.

2019 Quick Fact Data Sheet
Comprehensive development data for the previous calendar year 

2019-2020 Draft Annual Action Plan
Wake County Housing and Community Revitalization 

City of Raleigh Public Utilities Inspection & Acceptance Information 
Requirements for water and sewer inspection and acceptance by CORPUD.


iMAPS is an interactive mapping application provided by the City of Raleigh and Wake  County.  This online application provides convenient access to a myriad of property-related maps and data.  Users can query information for ownership, addresses, account numbers, PINs, and street intersections within Wake County.  iMaps also provides real estate data such as acreage, assessed tax valuation, zoning and property sales information.  Commonly used map layers include orthophotography (aerial views), demographics, planning jurisdictions, voting precincts, and environmental data.