Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Information

07.05.2020

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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

 

The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:

Stormwater Ordinance

Water & Sewer Details

Column 1 CTA

Design Manual & Specifications

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Stormwater

Column 3 CTA

Legal & General Forms

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Brunswick County Stormwater Ordinance

Brunswick County Stormwater Ordinance

The stormwater ordinance became effective Sept. 16, 2002. The unincorporated areas of the county are subject to the ordinance. The county also has agreements in place to administer the Stormwater Ordinance in Belville, Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, St. James and Sunset Beach.

The ordinance and accompanying Stormwater Management Manual outline how stormwater runoff must be addressed for all new development and redevelopment in the county.

A county Stormwater Permit is required for:

  • All non-residential new development.
  • Non-residential redevelopment that increases impervious surface on the site.
  • Residential development that disturbs greater than an acre.
  • Residential developments where the site will be graded, filled, or excavated and thereby change the elevation of a location by more than four inches.
  • Residential development or any related disturbance within 30 feet of the banks of a natural stream or water body.

Stormwater Fee Schedule

Stormwater Permit Application Forms

Low Impact Development

In conjunction with the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and the North Carolina Coastal Federation, Brunswick County developed a Low Impact Development (LID) Guidance Manual to encourage the use of innovative stormwater management techniques. A resolution along with the LID Guidance Manual was approved by the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners on November 3, 2008. A LID spreadsheet modeling tool to aid engineers, planners and developers with design and permitting the LID projects was also developed as part of the initiative.

For questions, contact Brigit Flora, PE, Stormwater Engineer.

Stormwater Drainage

The Stormwater Ordinance requires individual property owners to maintain all streams, creeks, ditches, swales, pipes, culverts, etc. that are on the private property. The county does not provide maintenance of drainage ways. (Article VI, Division III, Section 3.4)

Fences or walls shall not alter or impede the natural flow of water in any stream, creek, drainage swale or ditch. Drainage easements must be maintained and kept free of obstructions.

Other Agencies

The county does not control stormwater conveyance along North Carolina Department of Transportation roadways.

Development in Brunswick County is also subject to the North Carolina Coastal Stormwater regulations enforced by NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR). Other agency approvals may be required. Contact NCDENR to determine application regulations.

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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.

Contact

75 COURTHOUSE DRIVE
BUILDING I

(910) 253-2500
engineer@brunswickcountync.gov
stormwater@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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