Municipality Location and General Contact Information

222 W Hargett St
Raleigh NC 27601
Building Department information for City of Raleigh, NC

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City of Raleigh, NC - Building Department Information

The following Building Department information is available for City of Raleigh, NC

Building and Related Codes and Amendments

Professional staff and inspectors are tasked with overseeing the construction and maintenance of safe buildings and dwellings in the City of Raleigh’s jurisdiction. We strive to ensure the public's health, safety, and welfare through the enforcement of adopted codes, to promote the economic health of the City of Raleigh by enhancing business development and retention, assuring adequate housing and clean neighborhoods.

If commercial buildings are not properly maintained, they can have a negative impact on the surrounding neighborhoods and businesses. The City of Raleigh has a Non-Residential Building Code that regulates commercial structures that have structural and safety issues. This code addresses interior, exterior and property maintenance standards. The code also includes enforcement tools such as repair, vacate or demolition orders and civil penalties against non-compliant property owners.

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Permit Information and Forms

Many projects require City of Raleigh permits before construction may commence. The permit and inspection process allows the city to make sure that buildings are well constructed and safe for occupants, and protects property values.

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Licensing Information

Please be advised that the City of Raleigh Business License has been discontinued effective July 1, 2015. In May of last year the North Carolina General Assembly passed House Bill 1050 which eliminated the authority of municipalities to levy a business license tax. Your current business license which expires on June 30, 2015 will not need to be renewed.

Should you have any questions regarding this matter please contact the Revenue Services Division at 919-996-3200, Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Additional Information

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