Staff is responsible for erosion and stormwater plan review and permitting, engineering design work, local roadway improvement projects, traffic improvements, sidewalk improvement, construction inspection, and environmental education. Our work area is within town rights-of-way and stormwater easements.

Erosion & Sediment Control
Sediment is the number one polluter by volume in North Carolina. The town regulates land disturbing activities over half an acre with an Erosion & Sediment Control permitting and inspection program.

Stormwater Management
Increasing federal and state clean water regulations are causing cities and towns across the United States to adopt comprehensive stormwater management programs. In response to the increased emphasis, the Town of Wake Forest has developed a Stormwater Management program designed to protect its drainage infrastructure, improve the efficiency of the overall drainage system, and ultimately enhance the local environment. 

Transportation Projects
The Transportation Division of Community Development oversees street and roadway projects in Wake Forest. Transportation-related questions should be directed to Transportation Planning Manager Suzette Morales.

The Public Works Streets Department maintains all town-owned streets. To report potholes contact Betty Pearce at 919-435-9570.

Environmental Education
The Town of Wake Forest has developed a number of environmental education to help educate citizens interested in learning about their environment. The engineering department is available to offer instruction on engineering, stormwater, erosion, watersheds, water quality, and various other environmental topics.

Manual of Details & Specifications
For information concerning the Manual of Details & Specifications, contact Public Infrastructure Engineer Scott Miles at 919-435-9442.

Engineering Fees


301 S. Brooks St.
Wake Forest, NC 27587


Construction Notifications
Required three business days prior to work