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Brunswick County Coronavirus / Hurricane Information


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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 >>

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.

Fire Inspection Fees


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Fire Inspection Fees

Fee Schedule effective as of July 1, 2020

*Fee’s billed and paid by invoice

The fees set forth in this section are fixed for the issuance of the permits required by the Fire Prevention Code. Construction permits are valid for a period of one year from date of issue unless, as otherwise stated on the face of the permit. Operational permits will be valid for the same period as the inspection schedule in section 106 and the renewal will be the payment of the inspection fee for existing buildings. Renewal of permits shall be subject to fees in effect for the period of renewal.
Automatic fire-extinguishing Systems$200.00
Battery Systems (greater than 50 gallons)$50.00
Cryogenic Fluids$100.00
Fire Alarm and Detection Systems and Related equipment$200.00
Private Fire Hydrants$100.00
Standpipe Systems with/without Sprinkler System$75.00
Temporary Membrane structures, tents, and canopies$50.00 Each
Explosives [Manufacturing, Storage, Handling, & Sale or use of explosives, fireworks, explosive material (60-day permit)]$300.00
Pyrotechnic special effects materials$500.00
Temporary Membrane structures, tents, and canopies$50.00 Each
All other permit fess required by the Technical Code$50.00
County Owned BuildingsNo Charge
Foster Care DHHS InspectionNo Charge
Temporary / Conditional CO Fire Inspection$100.00
Building - New Construction, change of use, alteration, remodel, repair, renovation, or reconstruction:
Subdivision$30.00 + $20.00 per fire hydrant required
Small Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (Less than 2,500 square feet)$100.00
Basic Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (2,500 - 10,000 square feet) $250.00
Intermediate Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (10,001 - 25,000 square feet) $500.00
Complex Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (25,001 - 100,000 square feet) $750.00
Special Fire Plan Review / Final Fire Inspection (More than 100,001 square feet) $1,000.00
Class A - 55 gals. or 500 lbs.$50.00
Class B - 56 - 550 gals. or 501 - 5000 lbs.$250.00
Class C - 550 to 5,500 gals. or 5,000 to 50,000 lbs.$250.00
Class D - 5,500 gals. or 50,000 lbs.$500.00
All owners or tenants of buildings in Brunswick County, which are required to be inspected by the Brunswick County Fire Code Official are subject to the following inspection fee schedule:
Initial Fire Inspection Under 1,500 square feet $25.00
1,500-5,000 square feet $50.00
5,000 - 10,000 square feet $75.00
Over 10,000 square feet $100.00 + $5.00 / 1,000 square feet
New Construction Field re-inspection$75.00
First re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$50.00
Second re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$100.00
Third re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$150.00
Fourth re-inspection for non-compliance if code requirements are not met$200.00
Fifth and subsequent re-inspections for non-compliance$250.00
Complaint Investigation with violation found and not corrected at time of visit.See Penalties and Fees Section. $50.00 to $500.00 per violation.
Civil Penalities are assessed in accordance with North Carolina G.S. 153A and G.S. 160A. [First Offense, Second Offense, Third and Subsequent Offenses].See Penalties and Fees Section. $50.00 to $500.00 per violation.

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Adjusted Operations Due to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Brunswick County now requires individuals to first visit our website for services and to contact county departments via phone or email to see if we can assist you virtually to support social distancing for our residents and team members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If an in-person visit to a county office is necessary, you will need to schedule an appointment first via the phone and/or email listed below.


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(910) 253-2021
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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