Effective July 1st, 2018, a foundation survey is required to certify that building setback requirements are met for residential homes, additions, and accessory structures. An accessory structure includes carports, sheds, garages, workshops, gazebos, pool houses, and cabanas. The foundation survey must be signed and sealed by a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)* and submitted to the Planning Department after the Foundation Inspection for site-built homes and accessory structures. The foundation survey must be submitted to the Planning Department prior to the Set-Up Inspection for mobile homes. Survey maps must show the following:
Any existing structures
Any other encumbrances associated with the property
Structure's Distance from Property Lines
Setback Certification Not Required
Accessory Structures that are no more than 12 feet in any dimension
Bona Fide Farm Structures
Fences and walls
Mobile Homes in Mobile Home Parks
Structures located more than 50 feet from a property line
Uncovered Patios and Decks
Failure to Submit the Survey Will Delay Your Project and Prohibit Future Building Inspections.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Brunswick County Planning at 910-253-2025 or email Connie Marlowe.
Brunswick County Planning
P.O Box 249 Bolivia, NC 28422
75 Courthouse Dr. Bolivia, NC 28422 Phone: 910-253-2025
Note: In lieu of a survey map, a signed and sealed letter from a PLS that identifies the property and structure certifying that the structure meets or exceeds the building setback requirements for the zoning district may be submitted.