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 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 and Agendas
The Joint Public Hearing and Planning Board meeting in November will be held on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
The Design Review Board will have its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 4:00 pm. The agenda and packet can be found here.
The Historic Preservation Commission will have its regular meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 6:30 pm. The agenda can be found here.
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|
|Chip Russell, AICP||Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP||Development Services Manageremail@example.com||
|Laurie Butler||Planning Technicianfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Courtney Jenkins, CZO, AICP||Planner IIemail@example.com||
|Michelle Michael, MHP||Senior Planner (Historic Preservation)||firstname.lastname@example.org||
|Suzette Morales, PE||Transportation Division Manageremail@example.com||
|Brad Pleasant, CZO||Zoning Compliance Officerfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Patrick Reidy, AICP, CZO||Senior Planner - Development Servicesemail@example.com||
|Terry Savary, CMC||Planning Technician/Deputy Town Clerkfirstname.lastname@example.org||