Fees

Building Permits Window

Inspections Fees
Town of Wake Forest fees and charges are subject to change without notice. Please call 919-435-9530 to confirm current fees and charges.


Refund Policy - Residential 
A refund will be issued when requested in writing for any permit that has not expired and construction has not started. The following fees are applicable for refund:

  • Building Permit fee minus the $500.00 plan review fee

  • Building permit fee is refundable prior to the first inspection

  • Water and Sewer Availability fees

  • Water and Sewer Nutrient fees

  • Water Meter Fee provided that the meter has not been set. (If the meter has been set at any point there will not be a refund for that particular meter.)

  • Fire Impact fees

  • Recreation Fee (if applicable)

  • Temporary Power Pole (if applicable and power pole not installed)

  • Underground Electric Lines

Nonrefundable Residential Fees

  • Development fee

  • Homeowner’s Recovery Fund


Refund Policy - Commercial
A refund will be issued when requested in writing for any permit that has not expired and construction has not started. The following fees are applicable for refund:

  • Plan review submittal fees (Fire and Commercial) may be refunded only if the plan reviewer has not started the review process

  • Water and Sewer Availability fees

  • Water and Sewer Nutrient fees

  • Water Meter fee if meter has not been set. If the meter has been set at any point there will not be a refund for that particular meter

  • Fire Impact fees are to be refunded

Nonrefundable Commercial Fees

  • Development fee