Inspections Department to kick off Building, Electrical & Deck Safety Month with free event April 27

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 10:21am

May is Building, Electrical, and Deck Safety Month, and the Wake Forest Inspections Department is launching the observance with a “Building, Electrical & Deck Safety Month Kick-Off” Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Town & Country Hardware, 910 Gateway Commons Circle.

Free and open to the public, the event will include free hot dogs - while they last. Inspections staff will also be on hand throughout the occasion to answer questions about building, electrical, and deck safety, along with the building permit process.

Area residents are invited to come out and learn about the services the department offers, including Online Plan Review. Attendees can also talk one-on-one with Town inspectors about building safety, codes, and inspections as they pertain to common residential projects, such as decks, kitchen and bath remodels, and screened porches.

The Inspections Department will also help raise awareness of building, electrical and deck safety by manning a booth during Meet in the Street on Saturday, May 4.

Building Safety Month is sponsored by the International Code Council, a membership organization dedicated to building safety and fire prevention. The International Code Council develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools.

During the April 16 Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Vivian Jones will read a proclamation declaring May as Building Safety Month in Wake Forest. As part of the month-long observance, the Inspections Department will offer informational displays, videos, and brochures in the ground floor lobby of Town Hall. In addition, area residents are invited to stop by Town Hall during normal business hours to speak with Inspections staff.

For more information, visit and search “Building Safety Month” or contact Assistant Inspections Director Marvin Weathers at 919-435-9533 or [email protected].