Prerequisites Submittal Requirements Expected Processing Time Fees
The processes below may have changed due to COVID-19. Please visit our Planning and Development information page for the most up to date processes and procedures.
This is a procedure for processing residential permits on property that has an existing private well or wastewater (septic) system. This procedure applies to permits to construct:
- Accessory structures
- Attached and detached garages
- Bedroom conversion to heated square footage
- Geothermal wells
- Swimming pools
- A septic permit application must be submitted to Wake County Department of Environmental Services and the Wake County permit number must be provided on the City of Raleigh residential permit application.
- Contractor information (contractor license, contact information, workers compensation, liability insurance, etc.) must be complete, current and valid in the City of Raleigh Contractor file. Contact the Planning and Development Customer Service Center to confirm the accuracy of all required data.
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This project type falls under the Minor Permitting process. Please visit the Minor Encrouchments for more information on what is needed for this type of project.
Expected Processing Time
Please see our development review turnaround times.
- See Development Fee Guide for specific fees.
- Permit fees are due before permits are issued.
- The Planning and Development Customer Service Center process payments.
- Payment types include: cash, MasterCard, Visa, or check made payable to the City of Raleigh
- You can also pay fees online via a registered account in the Permit and Development Portal.