Building Permits

Most commercial and residential building permits can now be submitted online via the Permit 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.


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 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.

Please note there is a $1,500 limit for all online transactions (credit card and electronic check). 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). At this time, we cannot accept in-person credit card payments.

If you have questions about building permits or where to start, check out this information sheet, visit Wake County's website, or give us a call. 

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Aquila Blackwell
Planning Technician