Apply for a Building Permit
Commercial and residential building permits are submitted online via the Wake County Permit Portal. Please note that while the Town of Knightdale uses Wake County's permitting software, all permits are reviewed and issued by the Town of Knightdale. Plans should be submitted in one file, in .pdf format with all pages in order and labeled.
Before a permit is released, all building and trade contractors will need to create a Permit Portal account and be linked to the permit.
Need Help with the Portal?
You will first need to set up an account using an email address and password. After verifying your email address, you will be able to submit an application, obtain plan review comments, status updates, pay permit fees, and schedule inspections through the portal system.
See below for several helpful guides:
Properties on Well & Septic
If applying for a building permit for a property on a well and/or septic system, please contact Wake County Environmental Services first. Approval from Wake County Environmental Services is required for all new dwellings, home additions, and accessory structures.
Please note there is a $3,000 limit for all online transactions (credit card). If permit fees exceed this limit, they will need to be paid in full at Town Hall via cash or check (payable to Wake County). We cannot accept credit card payments in-person or via the telephone.
- When is a Permit Required
- Wake County's Website
- Building Permit Fees
- Benefits of Building Permits
- North Carolina Building Codes
- Building Codes: How They Help You
- Building Technology: Then and Now
- Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Safety
Please contact Knightdale Development Services staff if you prefer to submit paper plans in person at Town Hall or if you need to submit a large commercial permit.