Community Development

Welcome to the Town of Wake Forest Department of Community Development.

Due to a sustained commitment to good planning, Wake Forest has emerged during the past two decades as a model in the region for successful small town community planning and development. In particular, Wake Forest has earned recognition for its efforts in historic preservation, downtown revitalization, community appearance, neighborhood improvements, parks and recreation, citizen participation, public-private partnerships, and a number of other community improvement initiatives.

The goal of the Department of Community Development is to build upon the successful town planning that has been the hallmark of Wake Forest for many years, while adding some of the most current and effective planning principles and methods to the Town’s growth management system.

The department is comprised of Planning and Engineering:

The Planning Department is responsible for all phases of planning, including land use and transportation planning, zoning and subdivision administration and historic preservation.

Engineering maintains responsibility in all phases of engineering for the town, including construction inspection, traffic engineering and traffic signals, signs and marking.

Notice of New Fees Effective March 1, 2018

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