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.

Brunswick County Government Offices Opening at 11 Monday


Brunswick County government offices will open at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8 due to inclement weather.

This includes the Brunswick County Tax Office. The deadline to pay 2017 real and personal property taxes was Friday, Jan. 5. Payments can be made without accruing interest in person on Monday, Jan. 8, when offices re-open (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Payments made online needed to be made, and payments made by mail needed to be postmarked, by Friday, Jan. 5 to avoid accruing interest.

To view your tax bill or see the amount due, visit

Waste Industries will resume regular curbside collection routes on Monday, due to road conditions and to ensure employee safety. Customers on the routes that were missed this week can put out the extra garbage on their regular collection day next week at no charge (please have it bagged and by the can by 6 a.m.). Recycling regularly scheduled to be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 4 will be picked up on Thursday, Jan. 11; recycling regularly scheduled to be picked up on Friday, Jan. 5 will be picked up on Saturday, Jan. 13.

Brunswick County Courts have announced that Courts will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 8. The doors will open a few minutes prior to allow entry.