While the Knightdale Development Services Department is your one-stop shop for permits, we contract with Wake County's Inspections Department to complete all building and trade inspections.

The Town of Knightdale completes all zoning-related inspections and will issue both temporary and final Certificates of Occupancy. Knightdale inspections are listed below.

Both Wake County PDI and Town of Knightdale complete next business day inspections.



  • Setback Inspection: The first inspection called in for a building permit to ensure the structure is located correctly on the lot. The setback inspection must be completed prior to a footing inspection being scheduled.
  • Driveway/Sidewalk Inspection: This inspection is called in after the forms have been set, but before any concrete is poured.
  • Certificate of Occupancy (CO) or Zoning Final Inspection: The final inspection made by the Town to ensure that all zoning issues have been addressed prior to issuance of a CO. This inspection is different than the Building Final, which is performed by Wake County.

Town of Knightdale inspections can be scheduled via the Permit Portal. If these inspections are not available to you in the Portal, you can schedule by calling 919-217-2246 and leaving a message with the following information:

  • Name
  • Permit Number
  • Lot Number/Address
  • Name and contact number of contractor/subcontractor performing the work


All building, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical inspections are completed by the Wake County Department of Planning, Development, and Inspections on behalf of the Town. Please utilize the Permit Portal to schedule any building or trade inspections.

Check out Wake County's information on Required Inspections.