Planning Department staff provide administration of land use management documents including the Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and community plan; review of construction and land development; UDO and municipal code enforcement, and support to various elected and appointed boards.
Planning Department News
Effective May 1, 2018 Residential Fence permits are no longer required in most cases. Read the Frequently Asked Questions on Fence Permits to find out if you will need one.
New Planning fees effective July 1, 2019
Updated Planting List
Interact with our Maps!
Board Meetings & Agendas
Design Review Board
The Design Review Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 4:00 pm will be held virtually via Zoom, please click here for agenda.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/98223882630
Join the meeting through telephone (US): 1-301-715-8592
Webinar ID: 982 2388 2630#
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/abSyq9nB5a
If you would like to provide comments on a public hearing item, please complete this form.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 6:30 pm at will be held virtually via Zoom.
Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/99434755375
Webinar ID: 994 3475 5375
International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/adQFXhQXut
Development Services Reports
The Planning Department wants your feedback! In order for us to serve you better, we ask that you fill out this short survey. Your responses will allow us to gauge the value of the services we provide and continue working to improve them.
Preliminary revisions to the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) for Wake County are available to be viewed at the NC Floodplain Mapping Program. The posted preliminary flood hazard data reflect restudies for portion of various flooding sources in Wake County.
A Draft FY2019-2020 Wake County Annual Action Plan is now available to be viewed by clicking: Draft FY2019-2020 Wake County.
The Development Services Division administers many of the current planning, zoning, and plan review functions that are part of the overall responsibilities of the planning department. Projects can involve new construction, repairs, replacements, renovations, remodeling, rezoning or clearing of land. General responsibilities include: addressing, annexations, code enforcement (Unified Development Ordinance & Municipal Code), flood damage prevention, site & subdivision plan review, architectural design review, zoning administration and sign permitting.
The Planning Services Division is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of the long range plans of Wake Forest. General responsibilities include: small area and corridor planning, transportation, historic preservation, public art vision and the Greenways & Open Space program.
Planning Department Staff
|Name||Job Title||Phone Numbers|
|Courtney Tanner, AICP, CZO||Directoremail@example.com||
|Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP||Assistant Planning Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Laurie Butler||Office Assistant IIemail@example.com||
|Kari Grace, AICP, CZO||Senior Plannerfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Courtney Jenkins, CZO, AICP||Planner IIemail@example.com||
|Michelle Michael, MHP||Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)||firstname.lastname@example.org||
|Brad Pleasant, CZO||Zoning Compliance Officeremail@example.com||
|Patrick Reidy, AICP, CZO||Senior Planner - Development Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Terry Savary, CMC, NCCMC||Planning Technician/Deputy Town Clerkemail@example.com||