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Development Services

The Knightdale Development Services Department provides quality customer service to our residents, business owners, and the development community. The Department facilitates sustainable growth through regulations that promote a balance of the built and natural environments.  

Development Services is the central point of contact for all development-related needs within the Town of Knightdale's corporate limits and Extra-Territorial Jurisdiction (ETJ). Our professional staff helps customers understand all applicable regulations and guides them through the development process.

The Development Services Department shepherds the review of all new residential, commercial, and industrial development and ensures consistency with Knightdale's Comprehensive Plan, Unified Development Ordinance, and all other applicable policies. 

Knightdale’s jurisdiction includes the Town’s corporate limits and parts of unincorporated Wake County, known as the extra-territorial jurisdiction (ETJ). All properties located within the Knightdale Town Limits or ETJ are subject to the requirements of a specified zoning district. An area within the ETJ is subject to the specified Town's zoning and building regulations, not the county's, to enable the Town to better ensure that development patterns and associated infrastructure will allow the efficient provision of urban services as the Town grows into that area.