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.

Zoning Board of Adjustment

Brunswick County Zoning Board of Adjustment

The Planning Department supports and facilitates the Brunswick County Zoning Board of Adjustment.  The Zoning Board of Adjustment is a quasi-judicial board appointed by the Brunswick County Commissioners. A quasi-judicial hearing is similar to a court hearing in that witnesses are sworn in and decisions are based on evidence and factual testimony rather than opinions. The Board’s responsibilities include granting variances, granting Special Use Permits (SUP), zoning vested rights, hearing of administrative decisions, interpretation of zoning boundary lines and hearing administrative decisions and hearing appeals of decision/interpretations made by zoning administrators.  For more information on the Zoning Board of Adjustment refer to Brochures & Forms for a brochure or applications about Board of Adjustment.

The Zoning Board of Adjustments meets the second Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Brunswick County Commissioners’ Chambers in the David R. Sandifer Administration Building. For information on agendas and minutes view the Zoning Board of Adjustment Agendas & Minutes.


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