Unified Development Ordinance

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Applications & Forms

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Development & improvement approval

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Welcome to Brunswick County Planning!

Brunswick County Planning provides public planning services to the unincorporated areas of Brunswick County that are outside municipalities’ planning jurisdictions. ​​Functions of the department includes but limited to zoning, subdivision of land, long-range planning, transportation planning, specialized planning projects, Minor CAMA Permits as well as providing support to the Brunswick County Planning Board, the Brunswick County Board of Adjustment, and the Brunswick County Technical Review Committee (TRC). Planning facilitates various land development projects as well as provides recommendations on policy and regulatory ordinances to the Board of Commissioners, Planning Board, and Board of Adjustment.

Contact the Brunswick County Planning Department for help with your land development project, determine the zoning of property you own or wish to buy, and provide demographic information such as population trends.


The Planning Team is available to assist you for your planning and zoning-related needs. We encouraged you to reach out to us at 910-253-2025 for assistance remotely via phone, email, or online.

For the processing of permit applications, we encourage you to use the Code Administration webpage for submitting permit applications:

The Community Enforcement Team is available to assist for your solid waste and zoning enforcement needs. We encouraged you to reach out at 910-253-2200 to us for assistance remotely via phone, email, or online. To report a solid waste and zoning complaint, we encourage you to use the online report form:

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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.


In Person: 75 COURTHOUSE DRIVE (BUILDING I) Bolivia, NC 28422

Mailing: P.O. Box 249, Bolivia, NC 28422

(910) 253-2025
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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