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 now 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 status updates, pay permit fees, and schedule inspections through the portal system.

Please note that if you wish to apply for a Trade Permit in person at Town Hall, you will need to pay via check (payable to Wake County) or cash. We cannot accept credit card payments in-person or via the telephone.



Need Help with the Portal?

See below for several helpful guides:

How to Register Guide

How to Apply Guide

Additional Tips & How-to Guides