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Public Hearing Schedule

The City Council meets in regular session on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. On the first Tuesday, requests by citizens will be heard during the 7 p.m. session; On the third Tuesday, requests by citizens will be heard during the 1 p.m. session. For most up to date meeting updates, including time or location changes or cancellations, please visit the City Council event series.


To speak at a public hearing, you must do so in person, and you are required to sign up by 3 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting. You must sign up using the online form below. The web form will appear on this page only when the sign-up window is open. You may also call the Clerk’s office at 919-996-3040 to sign up.

During the meeting, you will be asked to move to the front of the room when the case you have signed up to speak about is announced.

Note: Attending Rezoning public hearings does not guarantee the opportunity to speak due to time limitations. 

If you intend to utilize a presentation to accompany your remarks during the hearing, you must submit presentation materials by 5 p.m. on the Friday prior to the meeting, email the file to

How to Watch

Public Hearings happen during the City Council meeting. The council meeting will be broadcast for viewing by the public via the following channels: the City's website, the City's YouTube Live Stream, or Channel RTN-11. 


Visitors may carry into any City building hand-held placards, signs, flags or similar items (collectively called “signs”) not exceeding eighteen by eighteen inches (18” x 18”) in size.

All signs shall be made of cloth, paper, cardboard, or plastic, shall not exceed one-eighth (1/8) of an inch in thickness, shall not have sharp edges or corners and shall not include a handstick. Visitors with signs shall not interfere with others’ ability to see and hear and the visitor’s use of the sign (without regard to the sign’s content) must not otherwise disrupt business proceedings.

Sign rules are defined in our Building Rules Resolution 2022-387.

Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE is given that a public hearing will be held by the Raleigh City Council in the Council Chamber at 222 W. Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601 on the date and at the time designated below (unless otherwise indicated), to solicit comments on each of the items described or under the hearing date and time.

Upcoming Public Hearings

August 20, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Rezoning Z-72-22 — S Blount Street, north of E Cabarrus Street (District C) (Held open from July 2 meeting)
  • Rezoning Z-83-22 — Hillsborough Street and Turner Street (District D)
  • Rezoning Z-55-23 — Computer Drive Assemblage (District E)
  • Rezoning Z-07-24 — 500 Rawls Drive (District C)
  • Rezoning Z-09-24 — 6027 Rock Quarry Road (District C)
  • Rezoning Z-10-24 — 3102 Kelley Austin Drive (District C)
  • Text Change TC-5-23 — Omnibus List 2023

September 3, 2024, at 7:00 p.m.

  • Text Change TC-1A-24 and TC-1B-24 — Stormwater Design Manual and Related UDO Changes
  • Text Change TC-5-24 — Cameron Park NCOD Name Change

September 17, 2024, at 1:00 p.m.

  • Rezoning Z-39-23 On the east side of Nowell Road (District D) (Held open from July 2 meeting)

Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings

Please visit Quasi-Judicial Evidentiary Hearings at City Council for information and to obtain information on current cases.

Public Hearing Time Consideration

The Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) provides that at the public hearing, those in favor of the rezoning will be allowed a total of 8 minutes to explain their support and those opposed to the rezoning will be allowed a total of 8 minutes to explain their opposition. If you want to make sure that your position is communicated to the City Council, proponents and opponents are encouraged to choose one or two spokespersons and/or present their concerns in writing prior to the hearing.

Please Note: When a rezoning public hearing is continued to a subsequent meeting or held open to be heard at a later date, there is no guarantee that additional time will be allotted for comment by the public.  Additional time, if any, allocated for rezoning public hearings - beyond the eight minutes per side specified by the UDO - will be determined when the hearing is resumed.   The time limit allotted per side for previously opened/continued Public Hearings will be at the discretion of the Mayor, or presiding officer.

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Interpretation Services

The City offers interpreter services in other languages, including American Sign Language, at no cost to the speaker. This is included in the sign up form below, which appears on this page only when the sign up window is open. Please give at least 5 business days notice for the City to secure an interpreter; if less than that, services cannot be guaranteed.


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