Town Hall and other indoor facilities will be closed Friday, April 19 in observance of Good Friday, but regular solid waste collection will occur as usual. On Monday, crews will resume the special spring trash/yard waste pickup. We still need to complete yard waste collection in areas south of Poole Drive but north of Timber (portions of gold and green routes). Crews also need to pick up mattresses, electronics, TVs and tires in various parts of town. For more information about any waste collection matters, please contact Public Works at (919) 772-7600 Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Friday, April 19).

Permit(s) Required: 

  • If any dimension of the accessory building exceeds 12 feet, or if the floor area exceeds 144 square feet, a building permit is required from the Town's Inspections Department.
  • Regardless of building permit requirements, an approved Zoning Compliance Permit is required prior to construction of certain residential accessory buildings as noted below.

Regulations: Section 5.4(b) of the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) places restrictions on height, size and location of accessory buildings.  Approval by Planning Department staff ensures compliance with the following:

  • The maximum height of an accessory building other than a garage shall be 20 feet.
  • The minimum setback from a side lot line is ten (10) feet;
  • The minimum setback from a rear lot line is five (5) feet;
  • If an easement or buffer exists along such a lot line, the minimum setback will be the same as the easement or buffer line if it is greater than the applicable minimum stated above; and
  • The floor area shall not exceed one-half the are of the principal building served, except in the R40 district.