Frequently Called Numbers

Contact information for some of the most common questions across various departments and services.

Issue Description Contact
Applications for Employment

View current applications
About application process


Building Permits, Inspections, and Zoning

Planning and Development Customer Service Center brings uniformity and efficiency for plan review and permitting.


Citizen Service Request (SeeClickFix)

App and interactive map for public to report issues like potholes, graffiti, water, signal, sign repair, etc.   
Claims (Injury or Property Damage) If you have been involved in an incident and/or accident which resulted in bodily injury or property damage and wish to file a claim against the City of Raleigh, a City of Raleigh Claim Form must be completed and submitted.


Customer Care or Billing

Customer Care and Billing is part of the City of Raleigh's Public Utilities Department, and services approximately 183,000 customers in Raleigh, Garner, Knightdale, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Wendell and Zebulon

919-996-3245 or 888-905-3169 (make payments)
Discolored Drinking Water
Report brown, cloudy, bad smelling or tasting drinking water. 919-996-2870
Drainage Complaints Street drainage, private property and water and sewer emergencies. 


Street drainage: or call 919-996-6446
Private property: or call 919-996-3940
Water/sewer emergencies, 919-996-3245

Graffiti  Report graffiti 919-996-6001

Missed Garbage Collection, Recycling, Yard Waste Pickup


Contact the Solid Waste Services Support Center or fill out Missed Collection Form 919-996-3245
Missing or Damaged Street Signs
Neighborhood Traffic Management
For issues regarding speed humps, stop signs, speed limit reductions, etc. 919-996-4066
Police Always call 911 in the case of an emergency. The Raleigh police information desk does not have specific information on Wake County court dates/traffic violations/district attorney questions. The number to call is 919-755-4117 Emergency 911
Non-emergency 919-831-6311 or 919-996-3335
Internal Affairs 919-996-3155
Potholes, Damaged Streets, General Maintenance Problems
Report damaged streets, potholes and other general street maintenance problems on City right of way. View map of City streets. 919-996-6446
To report a pothole, please complete our Pothole Repair Request Form.
Public Nuisances For issues regarding overgrown grass, trash or abandoned vehicles on private property,etc. General, 919-996-2444
abandoned cars on city streets,919-831-6311 or 919-996-3335
Public Records Requests
Public records requests can be made through our online form. 919-996-3100

Sidewalk Repairs
Submit a report using the Online Sidewalk Repair Form 919-996-6446
Streetlight Repair Report a malfunction or request an evaluation Requests /evaluations, 919-996-4045
Progress Energy 800-419-6356, Press option 3
Duke Energy 800-474-6300
Wake Electric Membership Corp 800-777-9898
Traffic Signal Malfunction
Water Conservation Violations or Information
 Check current status, alerts, and goals
Water or Sewer Emergencies
  919-996-3245 (24/7)
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Call 919-996-3000
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