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 all development-related needs within the Town of Knightdale's corporate limits and Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Our professional staff helps customers understand all applicable regulations and guides them through the development process.

The Development Services Department shepherds the review of all new residential, commercial, and industrial development and ensures consistency with Knightdale's Comprehensive Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, and all other applicable policies. 

The following services are also handled by the Development Services Department:

  • Code Enforcement
  • Zoning Administration
  • Building & Trade Permits
  • Site & Subdivision Plan Review
  • Long Range & Strategic Planning
  • Economic Development 

Knightdale’s jurisdiction includes the Town’s corporate limits and parts of unincorporated Wake County, known as Knightdale’s extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). All properties located within the Knightdale Town Limits or ETJ are subject to the requirements of a specified zoning district. An area within the ETJ is subject o the specified Town's zoning and building regulations, not the county's, to enable the Town to better ensure that development patterns and associated infrastructure will allow the efficient provision of urban services as the Town grows into that area.


Current & Upcoming Development Projects
In order to keep residents informed of current and upcoming projects throughout the Town of Knightdale, the Development Services Department has compiled a regularly updated list of projects and an interactive development map. 

Public Hearings

See a list of all upcoming Public Hearings for the Town Council and Land Use Review Board meetings.


Meeting Agendas & Minutes
Find agendas and minutes for the Town Council and Land Use Review Board meetings.

Get Notified!
Sign up to receive The Knightdale Insider, a monthly newsletter published by Development Services that contains information on permits issued and development updates.


Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) Comprehensive ordinance that contains all development requirements for the Town. Adopted July 21, 2021

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

2023 Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines (Town Council, Land Use Review Board, Development Review Committee, Board of Adjustment)
Information for Zoning Map Amendments, Zoning Text Amendments, Conditional Districts, Special Use Permits, Variances, and Appeals

2022 Quick Facts Data Sheet
Comprehensive development data for the previous calendar year 

2022-2023 Draft Annual Action Plan
Wake County Housing Affordability & Community Revitalization 


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.