Building Permits

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.

Permit Application

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:

How to Register Guide

How to Apply Guide

Additional Tips & How-to 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. 

Permit Payment

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.


Additional Information:

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.