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.

Building Inspection Fee Schedule


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Code of Ordinances

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FloodPlain Administration

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Building Inspection Fee Schedule

As of July 1, 2017:

Administrative Fees

  • Working without a permit – $200.00
  • Failure to obtain a final inspection – $100.00 first offense – $100.00 and reported to the licensing boards for further offenses.
  • Occupying a structure prior to CO (full or temporary) $100.00 per day
  • Refunds – 25% of permit fee is retained if a permit is canceled before work begins on a commercial project only.

Commercial Fees

  • Commercial New Construction Fee – For Structures Less Than 20,000 Sq. Ft: Sq. Ft. under roof X $115.00 X .0045 (cost recovery fee) = permit fee
  • Commercial New Construction Fee – For Structures 20,000 Sq. Ft. and above: Sq. Ft. under roof X $115.00 X .0045 (cost recovery fee) X .80 = permit fee
  • Shell Commercial Buildings – Sq. Ft. under roof X $60.00 per sq. ft. X .0045 (cost recovery fee) = permit fee
  • Up fit & Major remodel – Sq. Ft. under roof X $60.00 per Sq. Ft. X .0045 (cost recovery fee) = permit fee
  • Commercial docks, decks, bulkheads, retaining walls and piers – gross sq. ft. X $60.00 per Sq. Ft. X .0045 = permit fee

This cost includes all trade permits. Trade contractor must still call in for permit but no extra fee will be assessed. Failure to call in for trade permit will result in a working without permit charge of $200.00 per trade.

Additional Charges as needed:

Building relocation includes trades -$375.00
Accessory building each trade -$100.00
Construction site or Mobile sales office includes trades -$200.00
Signs with foundations (includes trades) -$200.00
Pole signs and signs attached to buildings includes trades -$125.00
Trade permits for minor work - B,P,M,E -$75.00
Appliance equipment change out permit includes trades$60.00 per appliance
Window replacement - commercial$100.00 plus $10.00 per window after first window
Roof Repair$100.00
Facility /ALE licensing Inspection$75.00
Prior power release$60.00
Re-inspection fee$75.00
Floodplain Development Permit$50.00
After Hours Inspections Fee: Minimum 2 Hours$100.00/hr
Temp. Certificate of Occupancy- Commercial$200.00
Commercial Plan Review Non-Residential under 4,000 Square Feet$100.00
Commercial Plan Review Non-Residential 4,000 to 15,000 Square Feet$125.00
Commercial Plan Review Non-Residential 15,001 to 40,000 Square Feet$325.00
Commercial Plan Review Non-Residential 40,001 Square Feet and greater$800.00
Condo/Apartment Projects$500.00
Cell Towers$65.00
Townhomes (per unit)$65.00
Fire Inspection FeesRefer to Fire Inspection Fee Schedule

Residential Fees

  • Residential New Construction Permit Fee – $110.00 per sq. ft. X Total sq. ft. under roof X .0045 (cost recovery factor) = permit fee
  • Residential new decks, docks, and piers – $40.00 per sq. ft. X gross sq. ft. X .0045 = permit fee
  • Remodel and Repair – $60.00 per sq. ft. X gross area remodeled X .0045 = permit fee

These fees include all trade (M, E, P) permits – Trade contractor still must call in for permit but no fee will be assessed. Failure to call in for permit will result in a $200.00 working without permit charge per trade.

Additional Charges as Needed:

Mobile Homes$300.00 includes all trades
Accessory buildings$75.00 per trade
Trade permits for minor work$75.00
Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical appliance/equipment change out$60.00 includes all trades
Window replacement (in excess of $5000.00)$75.00 (unlimited #)
Residential building relocation & Modulars$375.00 includes all trades
Prior cut on electric or gas$60.00
Re-inspection fee$75.00
Flood Development Permit$50.00
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy-Residential$100.00
After hours inspections- 2 hour minimum$100/hour

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