Program Benefits Requirements Registration Neighborhood Map
The Raleigh Neighborhood Registry is the official list of neighborhood-based organizations throughout the city and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.
The Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division established the Neighborhood Registry in 2002 to get residents more involved in decisions affecting their neighborhoods.
The Neighborhood Registry includes more than 360 neighborhood-based organizations. Neighborhood organizations that are not already on the Neighborhood Registry are invited to join! There is no charge to be listed on the Neighborhood Registry.
- City assistance with neighborhood events, festivals, activities and neighborhood cleanups
- Access to City festival equipment (Popcorn machine, cotton candy machine, and more)
- Eligibility to apply for Neighborhood Art & Enrichment Funds for neighborhood projects and programs
- Assigned City of Raleigh Community Relations Analyst who can assist your organization
- Two mailings during an organization's first year on the registry
- Access to City facilities for up to four meetings per year. When accessing City facilities, political activity of any type is prohibited by organizations utilizing this program.
To register, an organization must:
- Have defined geographic boundaries;
- Hold at least one meeting a year;
- Have officers and a contact person;
- Be nonpartisan;
- Be open to anyone who lives or owns property in the neighborhood
- Have a constitution, bylaws or mission statement.
Please complete the online application to get started! Eligible organizations include groups such as:
- Homeowner Associations
- Neighborhood Associations
- Block Clubs
- Community Watch Groups
- Garden Clubs
Forming an Organization
The Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division can help you organize your neighborhood and establish bylaws for free. Forming a neighborhood-based organization is focused on bringing people together to work for the betterment of all in your community. Neighborhood-based organizations succeed when residents are eager and willing to make their own decisions about programs and projects.
Benefits of forming an organization include:
- Creating a way for neighbors to get to know and support each other
- Empower residents to make changes and reach goals
- Form a unified voice and influence in community affairs
- Foster better communication with local government and other agencies.
- Support responsibility for keeping the neighborhood healthy and vital.
For more information, contact the Neighborhood Enrichment Services Division at 919-996-4330 and or RNR@raleighnc.gov.
Check out the Raleigh Neighborhood Registry Interactive Mapping Tool for a list of registered neighborhoods!