Residential Certified Review


Jump To:

 
Prerequisites Approvals or Permits Issued Submittal Requirements Additional Information Expected Processing Time for Development Projects Fees Next Steps

Certified Review is available for residential structural plans that have been fully sealed by a design professional who affirms that all structural sheets and details conform with the North Carolina Residential Code for One and Two-Family Dwellings. This includes architectural, structural, truss layout, schematics, and I-joist layout.

This process bypasses a general building plans review. It includes a review of the Zoning Plot Plan and administrative issues.

Prerequisites

  • Legally created lot with an established address, contractor licensing validation and public improvement compliance.
  • Certificate of Appropriateness, if house is to be built in a historic district
  • NC Department of Transportation driveway or encroachment permits, if the property is on a state road
  • Variance approved by Board of Adjustment, if applicable
  • Annexation Petition if the project is outside the City limits and you wish to tap onto City water and sewer

Approvals or Permits Issued

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Plumbing
  • Building
  • Building for site accessibility and retaining walls over four feet of unbalanced fill
  • Right-of-Way (driveway and site)
  • Zoning
  • Certificate of Appropriateness, if house is to be built in a historic district
  • Flood, for property within a flood hazard area
  • Land Disturbing, if applicable
  • Stormwater Tracking, if applicable
  • Tree Conservation, if applicable
  • Neuse River Buffer, for property within the Neuse River buffer watershed
  • Other permits and approvals as required for a particular project

Submittal Requirements

Type Description
Required for Submittal

New Single-Family Dwelling/Duplex (Residential Certified Review) can be submitted directly through the Permit and Development Portal. View our helpful online application process for instructions.

Required for Some Projects

Additional Information

Expected Processing Time for Development Projects

Please see our development review turnaround times.

Fees

Use this Fee Calculator to obtain an estimate of Building and Trade Permit Fees.

Next Steps

Schedule all applicable inspections.

Contact

 

.

Subscribe

 
Lead Department:
Planning and Development
Service Categories:
Permits - Residential