Planning Forms & Applications

Electronic Plan Review

For Electronic Plan Review submittals, please use this link: Wake Forest Electronic Plan Review

For assistance with Electronic Plan Review, including setting up an account, contact Patrick Reidy or Jennifer Currin.

Submittal Schedule

Annexations

Annexation Request (Contiguous) Application
Annexation Plat Map Checklist - Submit through Electronic Plan Review
Application for annexation requests for properties adjoining the contiguous boundary for the corporate limits of Wake Forest

 

Annexation Request (Non-Contiguous) Application
Annexation Plat Map Checklist - Submit through Electronic Plan Review
Application for annexation requests for properties which do not adjoin the contiguous boundary for the corporate limits of Wake Forest

Rezonings

Rezoning Application
Application to rezone property within the corporate limits and ETJ of Wake Forest; a rezoning request in Wake County must be accompanied by an annexation petition. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

Conditional District Rezoning Checklist
Application to rezone property with conditions within the corporate limits and ETJ of Wake Forest; a rezoning request in Wake County must be accompanied by an annexation petition. Some Conditional Districts may require an accompanying Site or Subdivision Plan. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

Appeals & Variances

Board of Adjustment Variance Application
Application for variance requests from a regulatory requirement of the Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance.

 

Board of Adjustment Appeal of the Administrator Decision Application
Application for an interpretation of a regulatory requirement, zoning district boundary line interpretation or appeal from an action of the Administrator.

Historic Preservation

Certificate of Appropriateness Application
Application to the Historic Preservation Commission for permission to perform exterior changes or modifications to houses or structures within the Wake Forest Historic District.

Zoning Compliance and Code Enforcement

Code Complaint Form
Any person wishing to report a violation may do so by completing the form and returning it the Planning department anytime Monday – Friday between the hours of 8am – 5pm. You may also report a violation through our SeeClickFix app.

Subdivisions

Major Subdivision Master Plan Review Application and Checklist

Application to the Development Services Division for Major Subdivision Master plan review and the checklist for information that should be shown on proposed Major Subdivision Master plans. Submit throughElectronic Plan Review

 

Minor Subdivision Plat Checklist - Submit through Electronic Plan Review

Site Plans

Major and Minor Site Master Plan Review Application & Checklist
Application to the Development Services Division for nonresidential Major and Minor Site Master plan review and the checklist for information that should be shown on proposed Major and Minor Site Master plans. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

Construction Plans & Construction Plan Revisions

Site Construction Plan Application & Checklist

Application to the Development Services Division for non-residential Construction Plan review and the checklist for information that should be shown on proposed non-residential Construction plans. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

 

Subdivision Construction Plan Application & Checklist

Application to the Development Services Division for residential Construction Plan review and the checklist for information that should be shown on proposed residential Construction plans. Submit throughElectronic Plan Review

Architectural Review

Major Architectural Design Review Application & Checklist 
Application for structures that must be approved by the Design Review Board. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

 

Minor Architectural Design Review Application & Checklist
Application for structures that are subject to administrative design review. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

 

Minor Architectural Design Review - Building Renovation Application & Checklist 
Application for exterior renovations such as repainting, awnings, etc. Submit through Electronic Plan Review

Other Applications & Forms

Agent Authorization Form that is used for development review cases.

 

Permit to Develop in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)
Town of Wake Forest, Development Services Division application for any construction proposed within the Special Flood Hazard Area as regulated by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the Town of Wake Forest Flood Damage Prevention section of the Unified Development Ordinance.

 

Development Permit Application - No Building Permit Required (Application Instructions)
Application Checklist
Application includes fences, home occupations, small accessory structures, etc.
Effective May 1, 2018 Residential Fence permits no longer required in most cases. Read the Frequently Asked Questions on Fence Permits to see if you will need one.

 

Development Permit Application for Driveways
Application for the installation or expansion of driveways

 

Sign Permit Application (Application Instructions)
Application includes wall, freestanding, and temporary signs.

 

Residential Development Permit Application (Application Instructions)
Application includes residential development (new homes, accessory structures, etc) which requires a Building Permit.

 

Commercial Development Permit Application (Application Instructions)
Application includes commercial development (new buildings, upfits, etc) which requires a Building Permit.

 

Special Use Permit Application
Application for special uses as specified in the Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance

Planning
Development Services Manager
919-435-9517