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Permits for fences are not required however, there are certain rules for fences that must be followed. Please contact the Town of Fuquay-Varina Planning Dept. at 919-552-1429 to inquire about rules on fences.
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Any project where the cost of construction exceeds $30,000 dollars. Exception: A homeowner who lives in the home and plans to live there for 12 months may do his own work without a license. A homeowner exemption affidavit is required. A permit and inspections are still required to determine that the work is in compliance with state codes.
A residential accessory structure that does not exceed 12 feet in any dimension can be constructed without having to meet the residential building code requirements. However, a permit is still required to approve the location for meeting the set backs of the zoning in which the structure is located.
A complete permit submittal is as follows, a permit application, subcontractor form, 2 copies of a plot plan to scale and 2 copies of the building plans. Note: If you are on a well and septic system, you will need approval from Wake County Environmental Health Dept. before the permit can be submitted. Call 919-856-7400 or go to www.wakegov.com/permitportal.
If commercial, contact the Planning Department at 919-552-1429. If residential irrigation, fill out a Residential Trade Permit and come to Town Hall to pay for the permit or call 919-552-1433. After the irrigation permit is paid, you must go to the Water Department to fill out paperwork for an additional meter.