Raleigh Neighborhood Registry

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The Raleigh Neighborhood Registry is a 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 registry includes more than 360 neighborhood-based organizations. Neighborhood organizations that are not already on the registry are invited to join - it's free!

Raleigh Neighborhood Registry


The Raleigh Neighborhood Registry is now inclusive of all dwelling types, including condos, townhomes, single-family homes, and apartments!

To register, an organization must:

  • Have defined geographic boundaries with a minimum of 48 units/homes;
  • 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.

Program Benefits

Adults and children in the Mordecai neighborhood gather for a Fourth of July event in the park.
  • 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.
  • Printed flyers or mailers for newly registered communities (one time only, free of cost).
  • 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.


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

Neighborhood Map

Check out the Raleigh Neighborhood Registry Interactive Mapping Tool for a list of registered neighborhoods!



Neighborhood Enrichment Services
Raleigh Neighborhood Registry 


Lead Department:
Housing and Neighborhoods
Service Categories:
Neighborhood Enrichment