Resources for Business & Property Owners

Forms & Applications

Apply for Permits- Electronic Plan Review

Commercial Permits and Inspections

Downtown Area Permitting

Facade Improvement Grant Program

Planning Forms and Applications

Sign Permitting



Effective January 2023 Wake Forest Downtown, Inc. will reimburse downtown business owners up to $100 once each calendar year to offset the cost of Town of Wake Forest permit fees for business signage or architectural review permits for painting and other building improvements. Please note that these funds are available on a first come first served basis. To be eligible for reimbursement please contact Jennifer Herbert, Downtown Development Manager after permit has been paid for and approved.


Right of Way Encroachments

Wake Forest Overview

Major Encroachment Application

Minor Encroachment Application

ROW Policy for Homeowners

ROW Policy for Business Owners

ROW Policy for Businesses serving alcohol outdoors


Resources for Business & Property Owners
Downtown Development Director