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Brunswick County COVID-19 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)

Burn Ban / Open Burning

Brunswick County Burn Ban Status:

A County Burn Ban is not in effect for the Unincorporated areas


When weather or other conditions make controlled burns dangerous, the North Carolina Forest Service or local authorities may enact a burn ban or burning restrictions.

Press Releases:

Burn Ban Lifted – Press Release 9-25-2019



In addition to Brunswick County’s Solid Waste Ordinance open burning is also regulated by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the North Carolina Forest Service, depending upon the location and type of open burning.


For further information regarding the air quality regulations, contact North Carolina Environmental Quality – Wilmington Office at 910-796-7215.

For further information regarding forest regulations, contact North Carolina Forest Service – Brunswick County Ranger   at 910-755-7772.

If you live in a City or Town in Brunswick County please check with you local municipal official regarding burn bans or open burning regulations.

County Code:

Article III. Open Burning Ordinance 

Related Links:

Frequently Asked Questions about burn bans / open burning

North Carolina Forest Service – Brunswick County Ranger

North Carolina Environmental Quality – Wilmington Office

Related Publications:

North Carolina Environmental Quality Breathe Don’t Burn Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Illegal Burning Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Land Clearing Handout

North Carolina Environmental Quality Illegal Burning – Spanish Handout


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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.


Andrew Thompson
Deputy Code Administrator / Fire Marshal

75 Courthouse Drive NE Building “I”
Bolivia, NC 28422
910.253.2041  (Non-Emergency)

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