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

Fire Permits for Commercial Projects

Fire permits shall NOT be submitted via the Permit Portal. This includes requests for alarms, sprinkler systems, hoods, blasting, pyrotechnics/fireworks, underground storage tank removal, and tents. Please contact the Knightdale Fire Department at 919-217-2292 for questions regarding permit submittals, or you may email shop drawings to  

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

Permit fees can be paid via the Permit Portal. We cannot accept credit card payments in-person or via the telephone.


Additional Information:

Amend a Permit 

You must submit for a permit amendment if you are changing the project's scope of work, revising the approved building or site plan, or changing contractors. To amend a permit, complete the Amendment Form and upload it and any revised plans to the Permit Portal. Please notify the contact listed on this page that there are revised documents to review.