City of Northwest

Unified Development Ordinance

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Development & improvement approval

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The City of Northwest is working towards meeting the community needs for planning, zoning, and development in a practical & cost-efficient manner by contracting for municipal planning services through Brunswick County Planning. Brunswick County Planning is a public planning department within Brunswick County Government that has an experienced and dedicated team that is focused on customer service, sustaining quality of life, and promoting economic development. In conjunction with this initiative, the City of Northwest adopted a consolidated set of development regulations called the Northwest Unified Development Ordinance & a new City-Wide Zoning Map. This new ordinance is commonly called the Northwest UDO. It addresses future development as well as modernizes out-of-date development regulations.


Zoning Map: Adopted 7/17/19

Letter to Property Owners

City of Northwest Unified Development Ordinance: Adopted 7/17/19 Amended 11/26/19 (Northwest UDO)

Northwest Planning Services Flyer

Northwest 2019-2020 Fee Schedule

Flood Risk Information System (FRIS)

City of Northwest Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance Adopted 11/26/19

Public Flood Notice

Planning Board Bylaws Amendment


For additional information, contact Justin Brantley with the Brunswick County Planning Department at 910-253-2239 or Donna Strickland, City Clerk at 910-655-3110.

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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
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