Erosion & Sediment Control

Tractors clearing out an area in preperation for future buildingErosion Permit Overview

Permits are required for land disturbance of 0.50 acre or greater. The erosion ordinance can be found in the Unified Development Ordinance under section 12.3.

  • Erosion & Sediment Control (E&SC) permit forms 

  • E&SC permit fee is $500/acre rounded up to the nearest acre (1.1 acres rounded up is 2 acres * $500 = $1,000), as of March 1, 2018

  • Plan approval is good for one year, prior to start of work 

  • E&SC permit is good for two years 

  • Permit renewal is in one year increments at $250/acre per year

  • NCDENR Erosion & Sediment Control Planning & Design Manual

  • DISCLAIMER: Town of Wake Forest fees and charges are subject to change without notice. Please call 919-435-9443 to confirm current fees and charges.


Single Family Lot Requirements

As of July 1, 2013 E&SC single family lot fee is $65/lot. The fee is added to your building permit. This covers the cost of inspection and monitoring.

Any land disturbance project that is under 0.50 acre requires silt fence on the low side of the lot and a construction entrance with 200 pound tensile strength woven fabric underneath. 

DISCLAIMER: Town of Wake Forest fees and charges are subject to change without notice. Please call 919-435-9443 to confirm current fees and charges.

Also See 

Please contact Carrie Mitchell at 919-435-9443 to discuss matters pertaining to erosion and sedimentation control in the Town of Wake Forest and its extraterritorial jurisdiction.