Site Permit Review

Formerly known as Concurrent Review

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Important Notice:

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.

Site Permit Review (SPR) is the combined submittal and review process that allows a development project to obtain all site approvals. Staff review plans for compliance related to stormwater, public utilities, transportation, fire, urban forestry, planning and zoning regulations.

If you are seeking a land disturbance permit to clear and grade land, but don't wish to establish a use or install infrastructure, the Mass Grading process may be an option for you.

Tier One Site Plans may be subject to Site Permit Review if there is 12,000 square feet or more in land disturbance activity, an increase in the impervious surface area resulting in stormwater treatment, or public utility improvements.

Important Process Information

IMPORTANT NOTE: Receipt of the approved signature set of plans does not authorize any work on-site or on infrastructure. Work may only begin upon permit issuance only after the following occurs:

  • Contractor information must be provided for all permits.
  • All administrative items (sureties, payments, TCA fence inspection, fees paid, etc.) are satisfied.
  • Holds are removed (if applicable).

Submittal Requirements

Please submit the following information:

Revisions to Approved Plans

Modifications to an Approved Site Plan
In order to revise an approved site plan a Minor or Major Site Plan Modification review and approval must be obtained.  

Modifications to an Approved Site Plan Application Packet.

Site Permit Review revision instructions:

  • Revised plan sheets should be inserted into the full set (containing all originally approved sheets), preceding the associated approved sheets.
  • Attach revision table to front cover sheet.
  • Original sheets being replaced by revisions must be marked “VOID” and watermarked by a large X across the entire sheet.
  • All revision sheet changes must be clouded and dated
  • The plan set must have a new cover sheet included with each revision.
    • Requires a blank signature stamp for new staff signatures and updated Revision Table.
  • Revised sheets must be labeled and physically tabbed by the applicant.
  • Only one signature set revision will be accepted for plan review at a time.
  • A new case number will be issued for each SPR
  • All signature set revisions must include the latest approved version of every sheet, including revised sheets from previous revisions.
  • Payment of Site Plan Review fee.

Helpful Resources

Stormwater Design Manual

Tree Protection Details

Street Design Manual

Public Utilities Handbook 

Raleigh Rainwater Rewards



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