Trade Permits

Trade permits provide for the permitting and inspection of projects with single and multiple trades when a building permit is not required. Trade permits may be issued for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, or refrigeration work, any combination of the those trades, or for all four trades.

Trade Permits are submitted online via the 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.



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 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


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.