City of Raleigh Services and Their Status

Service Status More Information
Planning and Development: Permits and Mailed Notification


  • Litchford Road Residential Office (8320 Litchford Road): Services are suspended, and the office is temporarily closed to the public
  • The Development Services Customer Service Center at One Exchange Plaza will also resumed in-person services by appointment 
Planning and Development: Inspections
  • Live remote inspections are now available for select residential, non-residential, and rough-in inspections
  • Maintains communications with Wake County and other local partners to provide the latest information to residents and staff regarding COVID-19
Economic Development and Innovation
  • Commits to supporting Raleigh's vibrant business community as it responds to the impacts of COVID-19

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Emergency Management and Special Events


Finance and Revenue Services
  • Revenue Services payment windows located on the 1st floor of the Raleigh Municipal Building are open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The City encourages the continuation of paying bills online via the website, telephone and mail-in options
  • The Procurement Services division will not hold scheduled public bid openings and scheduled public bid openings will be rescheduled
  • Standard collection efforts for unpaid balances, including interest and late fees, will resume on April 1, 2021
Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources

The following facilities/amenities are closed:

A detailed list of the status of park operations is available here.

Police, Fire, and 911 Emergency
  • Service continues as usual
  • Fire will assist with inspections and permits as needed despite previous messaging that those Office of the Fire Marshal activities would be suspended
  • The Raleigh Fire Department has a direct-to-voicemail feature on our 919-996-6115 phone line. Please allow up to 3 business days for us to respond your message.  If your call is an actual emergency, please call 9-1-1.

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Solid Waste Services

  • City of Raleigh Solid Waste Services has staggered work schedules for its employees.
    • Garbage and recycling collection now starts at 6 a.m.
    • Place your carts at the curb the night before your normal pickup day
  • The City of Raleigh temporarily suspended a variety of collections March 30. However, we will resume their collection on June 15. This includes:
  • Curbside Yard Waste collection will be on the same day as recycling pickup starting Oct. 8; read more
  • The Solid Waste Services Administrative Building is closed to the public. 
  • The Yard Waste Center is open  to the public.
  • Our textile program is suspended until further notice
  • GoRaleigh has implemented additional cleaning and social distancing measures
  • Temporary Curbside Pickup Zones have been marked off throughout Raleigh to support quick stops at local businesses
  • Rear-door boarding only and no collection of fares since March 23
  • The R-Line route is running on a modified schedule until 6 p.m. daily
  • Raleigh Water will continue to provide clean, safe drinking water and sanitary sewer services through this event
  • On-call crews stand ready to respond to water main breaks and sanitary sewer overflows
  • The utility's call center staff will continue to respond to customer calls, though utility payments will no longer be taken in person
  • While the City will not disconnect water service due to nonpayment during this event, customers are encouraged to continue to make payments by mail, online, or by phone at 919-996-3245
  • Water COVID-19 Information

Return to the City's main COVID-19 Information page.




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