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Public Notice

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.

Protect Your Property

Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance

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Flood Resource Links

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Code Administration

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Stormwater Management

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Protect Your Property

Protecting Your Property 

Your home is likely your most valuable and expensive asset. You should prepare your home so that it is able to withstand the various hazards that might impact the structure. Hazard Mitigation is taking action now – before the next disaster – to reduce human and financial costs later. Hazard Mitigation doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. There are many ways to reduce your exposure to losses.

  • Determine the floor elevation relative to local flood predictions.
  • Protect against high winds by installing storm shutters and reinforcing garage doors.
  • The best way to protect your home is through the National Flood Insurance Program.
  • Thousands of homeowners thought it would never happen to them.  Don’t be one of those homeowners.

Design Considerations for Coastal Areas

Manufactured Homes

Manufactured homes in coastal areas have their own unique set of circumstances.  Manufactured homes require additional planning and preparation for flood events.  Follow the link below for additional information.

Protecting Manufactured Homes from Floods and Other Hazards

Build Responsibly

Building a home on the Carolina Coast is one of the most rewarding ventures.  A properly designed and constructed home will bring many years of enjoyment.  The following are some considerations necessary for planning and building in Brunswick County.

  • Determine if the lot or property you are building on will meet the required zoning setbacks for new construction.
  • ALWAYS check with the Code Administration Department AND the Floodplain Management Department before you build, alter, degrade or add fill soil to your property.
  • If you are building in a CAMA area, be sure to learn more about CAMA at
  • Review FEMA’s technical resource Residential Coastal Construction.
  • Contact the Brunswick County Central Permitting Office at (910) 253-2021 for building permits.
  • All activity to include building, alterations, degrading or adding fill soil to your property, requires a Flood Development Permit.

Homeowner’s Guide to Retrofitting: six ways to retrofit

  1. Elevation – Raising your home so that the lowest floor or lowest horizontal member is at or above the regulated flood level. You can accomplish this in several ways. (Chapter 5)
  2. Relocation– Moving your home to higher ground where it will reduce the exposure to flooding. (Chapter 6)
  3. Demolition– Tearing down your damaged home and either rebuilding on the same property or buying or building a home elsewhere. (Chapter 6)
  4. Wet Floodproofing– Making portions of your home resistant to flood damage and allowing water to enter during flooding. (Chapter 7)
  5. Dry Floodproofing– Sealing your home to prevent floodwaters from entering. (Chapter 7)
  6. Barrier Systems – Building a floodwall or levee around your home to restrain floodwaters. (Chapter 8)


For information on rules for substantial improvements and damage, contact the Brunswick County Floodplain Administrator at (910) 253-2046 or visit the Substantial Improvement/ Damage Desk Reference.


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.


75 Courthouse Drive
Building I
Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 253-2046
Floodplain Administrator
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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