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Service may be delayed or paused as Wake County redirects resources in response to COVID-19.
View a list of COVID-19-related closures and changes to service.

Permitting suspended June 29-July 9

Environmental Services concentrates on environmental concerns and is made up of divisions that work to educate the public and regulate and enforce activities in the environmental and health arenas. Water quality, wastewater disposal, food protection, solid waste disposal, environmental education, soil erosion, drinking water, animal control, environmental hazards, rural and agricultural issues, and involvement in air quality issues are all part of the program activities of the Department of Environmental Services.
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Wake County Office Building
P.O. Box 550
Raleigh, NC 27602


Business Hours:
8:30 a.m.–5:15 p.m.

Contact Information:
p: 919-856-7400
f: 919-743-4772

Joseph Threadcraft, Ph. D., P.E. 


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