Roads in Brunswick County
In North Carolina, counties do not own or maintain roads, by State Statute. No County taxes go to support road maintenance or construction.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation owns and maintains many of the roads in Brunswick County; others are maintained by a municipality, or are privately-owned and -maintained. The county also does not control stormwater conveyance along North Carolina Department of Transportation roadways.
- To determine if a road is a State/NCDOT road, go to the NCDOT’s website. Concerns with State roads can be reported to NCDOT.
- If the road is located inside municipal limits and you think the road might be a municipal (city) street, contact that municipality for confirmation or to report a concern.
- If the road is not a State road and is not a municipal road, or is outside municipal limits, then it is privately-owned. This could mean it is owned by a person, by several people, or by an organization like an HOA or POA. The owner or owners of privately-owned roads are responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.
If requested, Brunswick County Emergency Services staff will assess a privately-owned road’s condition to determine whether emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire trucks, etc.) can access properties on the road. If emergency vehicles cannot access properties along the road, Brunswick County will let these property owners know and encourage them to take the steps necessary to repair and maintain the road. To request an assessment, call 910-253-5383.
Street maps are available for purchase in the Brunswick County GIS office.