Impervious surface ordinances vary throughout the state of North Carolina. Counties, cities, towns, and even neighborhoods can have completely different ordinances than the next neighborhood a quarter mile away.
In some parts of Wake County, such as the Swift Creek Watershed, homeowners may discover that they can only cover 6% of their land with cement, patios, and other structures.
WRAL investigates put up an article (and video) on this today.
If you are buying or selling a home in Wake County or contemplating putting up a new structure be sure to check and see if you are in compliance. You can check Wake Gov’s iMAPS system here to check properties.