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
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.
Updated Planting List
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Board Meetings & Agendas
Design Review Board
The Design Review Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 4 p.m. will be held virtually via Zoom. Please click here for agenda.
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If you would like to provide general comments or comment on a public hearing, please complete this form.
Historic Preservation Commission
The Historic Preservation Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm at will be held virtually via Zoom.
Please click the link to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/97798749497
Webinar ID: 977 9874 9497
Join the meeting through telephone by Calling 1-312-626-6799 , when prompted enter meeting ID: 977 9874 9497
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|
|Dylan Bruchhaus||Planner IIfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Laurie Butler||Planning Administrative Assistantemail@example.com||
|Jennifer Currin, AICP, CZO, LEED AP||Assistant Planning Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Kari Grace, AICP, CZO||Senior Planneremail@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||
|Courtney Tanner, AICP, CZO||Directoremail@example.com||