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. Despite many of the inspections being made by Wake County inspectors, please note that the first (setback) and last (Certificate of Occupancy/Completion) inspections are made by the Town of Knightdale and not Wake County.



  • 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) 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.

To schedule any of the above noted inspections, please call 919-217-2246 and leave a message with the following information:

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

The inspection will be completed on the next business day. Town of Knightdale inspections cannot be scheduled via the Permit Portal.



All building and mechanical/trade 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 mechanical/trade inspections.

Check out Wake County's information on Required Inspections.