The Engineering Department is responsible for review and inspection of new development and operation and maintenance of existing Town infrastructure. Engineering consists for four groups: Transportation, Construction Inspection, Stormwater, and Environmental Engineering.



Director of  Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE oversees all Town of Wake Forest Capital Improvement Street and Roadway Projects. This consists of managing the design and construction of roadway, sidewalk, greenway, and multi-use path projects within Town of Wake Forest Right-of-Way. Additionally, he reviews all Traffic Impact Analysis (TIA) and private development plans for all roadway design, infrastructure and safety. Transportation related questions or concerns should be directed to Director of Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE at 919-435-9439.

The Streets Department maintains all Town Infrastructure. Please visit See.Click.Fix. to report potholes or other issues.

All traffic signals within the Town of Wake Forest are maintained by NCDOT. For concerns or comments related to traffic signals, please contact NCDOT at 919-536-4000.

Residents within the Town of Wake Forest often express concern related to vehicular speeds within residential neighborhoods. The Town has established a newly updated Residential Traffic Calming Policy, adopted by the Board of Commissioners in May 2020, to assist with these concerns. Questions related to the Residential Traffic Calming Policy should be directed to Director of Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE at 919-435-9439.

Do you live in an area that requires parking passes for street parking? If so, please contact Director of Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE. Please provide a copy of the vehicle registration card for each vehicle you need a parking pass for. The registration card must be up to date and reflect the address for the residence that requires a parking pass. If you have any questions, email Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE or call 919-435-9439.


Construction Inspection

The Town of Wake Forest is committed to ensuring our infrastructure is built to service Wake Forest residents and visitors safely. The construction inspection group consists of a construction inspection supervisor and four construction inspectors. They work diligently in the field performing inspections to ensure our infrastructure is built to our minimum standards set by the Manual of Details & Specifications. Inspectors look at erosion and sediment control measures, stormwater and perform a variety of other inspections. Throughout the development, the assigned inspector will visit the site on a weekly basis and ensure the environment and infrastructure are properly protected. For more information, please contact Director of  Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE. Inspections can be scheduled online, or by calling 919-435-9440. Inspections must be scheduled by 3 pm in order to be performed the following business day.


Erosion & Sediment Control

Sediment is the number one polluter by volume in North Carolina. The Town of Wake Forest's goal is for no sediment to leave any construction site and pollute Wake Forest's natural environment. The Town regulates any land disturbing activities over half an acre with an Erosion & Sediment Control permitting and inspection program. For more information about our Erosion & Sediment Control policies, please contact Stormwater Engineering Manager Monica Sarna, PE .  Please visit See.Click.Fix. to report erosion control issues.


Stormwater Management

Stormwater Engineering Manager Monica Sarna, PE manages the planning, design and construction of stormwater infrastructure projects within the Town of Wake Forest.

Due to increasing federal and state clean water regulations, the Town of Wake Forest has developed a Stormwater Management program designed to protect its drainage infrastructure, improve the efficiency of the overall drainage system, and ultimately enhance the local environment. The Town of Wake Forest is committed to keeping our local waterways clean for the safety of Town of Wake Forest residents and visitors. Please visit See.Click.Fix. to report stormwater issues, such as clogged storm drains or illicit discharge.  


Community Outreach

The Town of Wake Forest has developed a number of Community Outreach Resources to help educate citizens about the environment. The Engineering Department is available to offer instruction on engineering, stormwater, erosion, watersheds, water quality, and various other environmental topics. For more information, contact Stormwater Engineering Manager Monica Sarna, PE.


Manual of Standard Specifications & Details

Town of Wake Forest has adopted the Manual of Standards, Specifications & Details (MSSD) to aid in the design and construction of facilities. The MSSD is considered the minimum construction standards for all construction within the jurisdiction of the Town of Wake Forest. For information concerning the MSSD, contact Director of Engineering Joe Guckavan, Jr., PE.


Stormwater Engineering Manager

Town of Wake Forest Town Hall
301 S Brooks St
Wake Forest, NC 27587

Monday - Friday 
8 am - 4 pm