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.


Comprehensive Plan Rezoning 
The newly adopted Comprehensive Plan recommended rezoning areas of the Town and Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) to support the goals of increased public participation and transparency in the development process. Learn more about this process by visiting

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

Construction Tracking Sheet (Excel)
The Construction Tracking Sheet is a comprehensive list of all approved developments in the Town of Knightdale.  This information also provides the status of each development.

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

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

Public Hearings
This 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.

Building Permit Fee Schedule
Fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019)

Town of Knightdale Fee Schedule
Full fee schedule for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019). Development Services fees start on page 19.

2018 Meeting Schedule and Submittal Deadlines (Town Council and Land Use Review Board)
Information for Zoning Map Amendments, Zoning Text Amendments, Conditional Districts, Special Use Permits, Variances, and Appeals

2018 Quick Fact Data Sheet
Comprehensive development data for the previous calendar year 

2018-2019 Draft Annual Action Plan
Wake County Housing and Community Revitalization 

Monthly Code Enforcement Schedule
Map detailing the patrol zones and schedule for code enforcement



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.



Donna Tierney