Watershed Management: Erosion & Sedimentation Control, Floodplain and Stormwater Management

Watershed Management provides new development plan review and permitting for erosion and sedimentation control (land disturbances), stormwater and floodplain management for individual residential lots, subdivisions and commercial projects. Watershed Management also reviews flood studies for roadways, driveways and other encroachments crossing through floodplains and flood prone soil areas. Post construction stormwater responsibility includes oversight of the owner annual stormwater control measure (SCM) inspections and inspecting 20% of completed stormwater devices annually. 

Wake County administers the erosion and sedimentation control ordinances of the following municipalities: Garner, Morrisville, Wendell, Rolesville & Zebulon.

Wake County administers the stormwater ordinances of the following municipalities: Rolesville, Wendell & Zebulon; Wake County responsibility includes plan review, land disturbance inspections and engineering review of stormwater devices. Post construction stormwater responsibility lies with the municipalities. 

All applications shall be submitted through the Permit Portal