For all your development-related needs, contact our Development Customer Service Center:
(919) 469-4046To get information on a property, please visit Cary's
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Rules and Regulations
Cary is in the heart of the Triangle area, which repeatedly ranks among the top places in the nation to live, work and do business. Get your project from concept to completion with the aid of our development process flowcharts or get more details about our stages of development and permitting below:
Vision and Planning
Starting your development in Cary may include verifying and/or amending your land use or zoning, or applying for Special Use Approvals. We recommend you consult with a Development Liaison prior to scheduling a Pre-application meeting with our Development Review Committee.
Design Approval and Permitting
Now that you have the proper Land Use and Zoning designations, it's time to design your site in accordance with Cary's Land Development Ordinance (LDO). Obtaining development plan approval is a multi-step process and your project may require permits and design considerations related, but not limited, to Water and Sewer Permits, Erosion and Sedimentation Control, Watershed Protection and Stream Buffers.
Construction Permitting & Inspections
Once you receive your development plan approvals and obtain any necessary Federal, State and Local land permits, its time to apply for your grading permit prior to commencing your infrastructure and building permit(s) and inspections.
Inspections are required at each phase of construction covering the site, infrastructure, building(s) and food services, if applicable. In addition, the Town requires Stormwater Control Measures (SCM) to be in compliance and all paperwork finalized and approved before a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) is issued.
Once you have received your Certificate of Completion (CC) or Certificate of Occupancy (CO), you may have some Minor Alterations to your development plan or wish to apply for a Temporary Use Permit for a grand opening event. Other post-construction permits or approvals may include Fence Permit, Sign Permit and Building Permit for Change of Tenant.