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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)

Fire Prevention Inspections

The Brunswick County Code Administration Fire Marshal’s staff provides periodic fire inspections on all structures except one and two-family dwellings. A member of our team is assigned jurisdictional areas of responsibility to their level of certification. Currently, our department conducts fire prevention inspections in all unincorporated areas of Brunswick County. In addition, to the municipal areas of Belville, Bolivia, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Navassa, Northwest, Sandy Creek, Shallotte, St. James, and Varnamtown.

In conjunction with periodic fire prevention inspections, our department also issues mandatory construction and operational permits set forth in the North Carolina State Building Code: Fire Prevention Code. Examples include but not limited to public firework display permits, blasting permits, tent permits, hood fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems, and fire sprinkler systems construction permits.

Our team works closely with owners, developers, builders, contractors, and other State, County, and Municipal government partners in the multi-family and commercial development process. This includes code compliance fire plan reviews of construction plans, construction fire inspections of buildings and fire systems, and issuance of occupant capacity placards, operational permits, and certificates of occupancy’s for buildings or uses.

Other Municipal Fire Prevention Offices in Brunswick County:

Village of Bald Head Island

City of Boiling Spring Lakes

Town of Calabash

Town of Holden Beach

Town of Leland

Town of Oak Island

Town of Ocean Isle Beach

City of Southport

Town of Sunset Beach

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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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