Public Notice

Public Notice

Information About New Flood Maps and Flood Ordinance Changes


Brunswick County is considering adopting new flood maps and amending the County’s Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

FEMA regularly updates Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) using studies to improve the maps and ensure their accuracy. The last maps FEMA approved for our area were adopted in 2006; since then, FEMA has worked to study and improve these maps. Now that FEMA has approved updated maps, Brunswick County can adopt them and continue to participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

To view the current effective maps or the preliminary maps on the State’s website, visit the Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) – Flood Maps, which will automatically show the current effective maps. To view the preliminary maps, in the top right corner of the page, click on “Effective” and change to “Preliminary.” This will allow the viewer to see the maps being adopted on August 28, 2018.

Brunswick County will be scheduling a public hearing about these changes, and a public informational workshop will be held on July 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the County Commissioners Chambers, at 30 Government Center Drive in Bolivia, NC.

For more information about the proposed changes to the Flood Maps and the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance, click here.



The Board of Elections will determine one-stop early voting locations for the 2018 general election at its June meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in the Commissioners’ Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building, 30 Government Center Drive NE, Bolivia.

The board will hear a presentation by the director regarding potential locations for northern Brunswick County, continued use of previous locations and proposed schedules. Following the presentation, members of the public are invited to make comments to the board regarding the one-stop voting schedule. To view two proposed one-stop schedules being considered, click here.

“Our goal is to make voting easily accessible to all voters in Brunswick County,” said Boyd Williamson, Chairman of the Board of Elections. “We would like the public to have input on the hours and locations we choose.”

The board will determine hours and locations that will be available during the early voting period of Thursday, October 18, through Saturday, November 3 as its first order of business. Regular agenda items will follow.