The Town of Cary has declared a State of Emergency and closed Town Hall and all staffed facilities.

Permits and inspections are continuing uninterrupted while we work remotely due to COVID-19. Due to our current high volume of permits, please allow extra time for your permit review. You will be notified via email once your application has been routed for review, and when it is complete.

Thank you for your patience!

If you have a question or need non-emergency assistance, dial 311 within town limits. For emergencies, dial 911. Learn more.

More information is available regarding adjustments to processes for Planning, Inspections, and Development Services.  

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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 & Planning
Design Approval & Permitting
Construction Permitting & Inspections
Post-Construction Approvals