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The North Carolina Forestry Service requires a burning permit outside of one-hundred (100) feet from any structure. A free burning permit can be obtained online through the North Carolina Forestry Service website or in person at Brunswick County Code Administration Central Permitting Office located at 75 Court House Drive building “I” in Bolivia, North Carolina. Permit holders are encouraged to contact the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center at 910-253-7490 and let them know you have obtained a forestry burn permit and will be burning.
View the List of Agents in Brunswick County That Issue North Carolina Forest Service Permits (PDF).
The Brunswick County Fire Marshal's office does not require a burn permit for open burning of natural vegetation inside of 100' feet of a structure located within the Unincorporated areas of the County. However, If you are outside of 100' feet the North Carolina Forest Service requires a State permit. In addition, North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality requires a State permit for certain types and locations of burning. If you are located in a City or Town please check with your local municipal official regarding regulations and open burning permits.
View the Online Burning Permit System website.
When weather or other conditions make controlled burns dangerous, the North Carolina Forest Service or local authorities (Counties, Cities, and Town's) may enact a burn ban or burning restrictions.
During a Brunswick County Burn Ban opening burning is prohibited within the Unincorporated areas of Brunswick County where burning is within 100' feet of any structure. Burning associated with outdoor cooking like grilling is not subject to the ban but must be constantly attend.
The use of air curtain burners are regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, Wilmington Regional Office.
For additional information on air curtain burners view the North Carolina Clean Air Act Section website.
View the Wilmington Regional Office website.
An online application and order can be placed on the How to Buy website. The order notification and approval is sent to Brunswick County Code Administration Fire Marshal's Office for quick electronic review and approval to verify the correct fire department prior to the order being processed and shipped.
To schedule a construction related inspection of a building or fire protection system view the Permit Portal Login website. Then enter your Brunswick County project number and select the desired fire permit that you would like to schedule the fire inspection.
To schedule a foster care inspection visit the "contact us" section to submit a inspection request.
The North Carolina Division of Social Services DSS-1515 Foster Home Fire Inspection Form (PDF) is utilized for the inspection.
The most common violations found during a foster care inspection include but not limited to:
A commercial online application can be submitted by viewing the Permit Applications page. If your business or project is located in a Municipality that receives fire inspection services by the County please provide a statement within the project description box on the online application that this application is for fire only and include the name of the Municipality.
If you have additional construction documents for your project they can be emailed to the ePlans Department and be sure to include the project number or physical address of the project to assist with processing the information.
View the Online Application Training Video.
The intent of Brunswick County's false fire alarm prevention ordinance is to encourage alarm users and alarm companies to maintain the operational reliability of alarm systems and to properly use alarm systems in order to reduce or eliminate false/accidental alarm dispatches of fire apparatus within the unincorporated areas and extra-territorial jurisdictions within Brunswick County.
If your located inside a Municipality (City or Town) limit's please contact your local municipal official to inquire about false fire alarm ordinances.
View the False Fire Alarm Prevention Ordinance website.
Fire inspection invoices are issued in the field at time of the fire inspection to the owner, operator, or tenant of the commercial or multi-family property. Fire inspectors do not collect any payments in the field.
Fire inspection invoice payments along with either a copy the invoice or a reference to the invoice number can be mailed to:
Brunswick County Code AdministrationFire Inspection PaymentsP.O. Box 249Bolivia, North Carolina 28422