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Planning and Development

The department is responsible for planning and visioning for the future growth of Raleigh and permitting and inspections for residential and non-residential development projects.

Developing Policy
We work with the community and city officials to put in place land management policies. These policies direct future growth. Our goal is to create a city where the quality of life is second to none.

Planning for Growth
Raleigh is experiencing growth as people move to the area. Growth means increased development which changes how the city looks and stresses our resources. How will the city accommodate these changes?

Preparing for Change
We conduct studies to evaluate how change is impacting the city. These studies go through a public process before they are adopted by the city council. Once adopted these studies become key to shaping future growth and development.

Development Services
We provide permit, plan review, and inspection services for the City of Raleigh. This is accomplished through reasonable application of North Carolina Building Codes and the Raleigh Unified Development Ordinance.




One Exchange Plaza
Raleigh, NC 27601

Planning and Zoning
Suite 300

Permits and Inspections
Suite 400

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, NC 27601

Other Locations:
Urban Design Center
Real Estate

Social Media:
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