Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information

09.23.2020

See Latest Coronavirus Information & Case Counts >> brunswickcountync.gov/alert-ticker/information-on-coronavirus/

County Contact Information & Virtual Services During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Brunswick County is urging individuals to visit our website and to call or email county departments for assistance first before visiting county offices. The County now requires appointments for in-person visits. Not sure who to contact? Call our main line and we can help direct your calls.

  • Main County Contact Information: 910.253.2000 / 800.442.7033

 

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information (Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

 

NC Public Health Call Line (Open 24/7)

  • Phone: 1.866.462.3821

 

North Carolina 2-1-1 Program

  • For COVID-19 questions, dial 2-1-1 or 888-892-1162
  • Sign up for updates by texting COVIDNC to 898211

 

View: Brunswick County declares a state of emergency due to COVID-19 (March 24, 2020)

 

See the latest information about vegetative debris collection on private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county due to Isaias >> https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/isaiasdebris

Residents on private roads in the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County need to place their vegetative debris from Hurricane Isaias in in the right-of-way of their property no later than the evening of Sunday, Aug. 30 for collection.

Click here for full details and instructions on this collection.

Crews will make one pass across the county and could arrive in any area as early as Monday. Any vegetative debris that is not on the right-of-way by Sunday evening will not be collected.

A right-of-way is generally defined as the edge of your property before the curb. If you have a sidewalk, ditch, or utility line in front of your house, make sure that your debris does not cover or restrict these areas.

This service will only include the private roads in the unincorporated areas of the county, including private roads in gated communities. The service will also collect any tree hangers or leaners in the rights-of-way.

This service will not collect or remove tree hangers or leaners that are on private property outside of a right-of-way.

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589

 

Visit our Hurricane Preparedness page for more resources and information.

Brunswick County Building Code Administration Class Rating Improves by 50 Percent

03.08.2019

Through increased training, implementation of new technology and improved comprehensive enforcement of building codes, Brunswick County has received a Class 4 ISO Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule rating, a 50 percent improvement from the agency’s Class 8 rating in 2014.

“Brunswick County Building Code Administration is striving to better serve the citizens of Brunswick County,” Code Administration Director Michael Slate said.

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) is an independent statistical, rating and advisory organization that serves the insurance industry. The ISO’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) is based on the building codes adopted in a community and the effectiveness of the community’s code enforcement.

When a community has up-to-date building codes and enforces those building codes, structures built in that community are more likely to fare better in a natural disaster, and are less likely to have high losses. Similar in many ways to the ISO fire ratings, a lower class rating number is considered a better score, and lower ratings typically are reflected in lower home insurance rates.

Brunswick County Code Administration participated in a BCEGS survey in January of 2019, and received ratings of Class 4 for one- and two-family dwellings, and ratings of Class 3 for all other construction. The agency’s previous rating, from 2014, was a Class 8.

“Brunswick County Code Administration staff have worked hard to make sure Brunswick County buildings reflect best practices for coastal areas, and that work is reflected in this new rating,” said County Manager Ann Hardy. “I am appreciative of their efforts, and what those efforts mean for citizens and property owners in Brunswick County.”