Review and approval processes vary depending on the type and complexity of the project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with Planning Staff during the initial project planning phase and prior to submitting applications. This will benefit the applicant by allowing Planning Staff to advise the applicant with requirements, provide alternative options, help avoid pitfalls, and guide the applicant through the process.
No land shall be used or occupied and no building hereafter constructed, structurally altered, erected or moved shall be used or its use changed until a Development Permit. This means all built improvements or change in uses requires a review/permit/approval. The purpose of the Development Permit is to guide the applicant in carrying out their improvement plans and avoid potential problems by ensuring that the appropriate approvals are obtained in the most efficient and effective manner possible. There is no fee charged for Development Permits.
Project Planning Sessions
Project Planning Sessions are strongly encouraged. Planning Staff may recommend a Project Planning Sessions for your project. This is a session designed to provide the applicant with information at the beginning of their project to help avoid pitfalls and delays. At the meeting, the Planning Department as well as other County Departments will be in attendance to provide important information to help guide the applicant through Brunswick County’s development and improvement approval processes. This meeting is especially beneficial for more complex projects such as commercial development and subdivision development that will require approval from other County Departments.