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The Town of Cary Inspections & Permits Department retains building permit records in accordance with the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources, Archives and Records Section, Records Retention and Disposition Schedule.

Building Permit Data

Building Permit data since 2009 can now be accessed on the Town of Cary's Open Data Portal.

Information regarding use of the portal can be found at the Portal's Help Page. There are three tables available for browsing and download.

New Residential Permits by Month (View Data)

New Residential Homes, Average Sq Feet  (View Data)


To obtain building permit records, contact us through any of the following methods:

In person or by mail:
Monday–Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Inspections & Permits Department
316 N. Academy St.
Cary, NC 27513

By fax: (919) 462-3840
By phone: 311 or (919) 469-4046
By email:
By Internet: You can access building permit records (including permit application, payment, and inspections information) 24/7 through the Building Permits Online portion of our website.  You may search by either entering a specific permit number or by street address.

For more information
Please visit our Sunshine and Public Records web pages.