Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 2, 2020)


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Note >> Executive Order No. 121 Goes Into Effect Monday, March 30 at 5 p.m. through Wednesday, April 29

Read >> Frequently Asked Questions About Executive Order No. 121

Key Points

  • As of April 2, there are 23 positive cases of COVID-19, 225 pending test results and 457 confirmed negative test results, totaling 705 tests administered so far.
  • Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 is now in effect: Stay at home unless you are visiting an essential service or operation (like visiting the grocery store, pharmacy, medical office, or work), exercising outdoors or helping a family member. The order bans gatherings of more than 10 people and directs everyone to physically stay at least six feet apart from others.
  • The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. Travelers returning after domestic travel from areas with widespread community transmission, cruise ships, riverboats, or by air travel should also self-quarantine at home for 14 days after returning.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary
  • The CDC now recommends people with mild COVID-19 symptoms stay home and call their doctor for medical advice.


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


The County has information and resources for individuals, businesses and municipalities that need assistance via the follow webpages:


Brunswick County Schools Information/Updates

Land Development Project Approval

Unified Development Ordinance

Column 1 CTA


Column 2 CTA

 Brochures & Forms

Column 3 CTA

Development & improvement approval

Column 4 CTA
Review and approval processes vary depending on the type and complexity of the project. All applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their project with Planning Staff during the initial project planning phase and prior to submitting applications. This will benefit the applicant by allowing Planning Staff to advise the applicant with requirements, provide alternative options, help avoid pitfalls, and guide the applicant through the process. 


Development Permits

No land shall be used or occupied and no building hereafter constructed, structurally altered, erected or moved shall be used or its use changed until a Development Permit. This means all built improvements or change in uses requires a review/permit/approval. The purpose of the Development Permit is to guide the applicant in carrying out their improvement plans and avoid potential problems by ensuring that the appropriate approvals are obtained in the most efficient and effective manner possible. There is no fee charged for Development Permits.


Project Planning Sessions

Project Planning Sessions are strongly encouraged. Planning Staff may recommend a Project Planning Sessions for your project. This is a session designed to provide the applicant with information at the beginning of their project to help avoid pitfalls and delays. At the meeting, the Planning Department as well as other County Departments will be in attendance to provide important information to help guide the applicant through Brunswick County’s development and improvement approval processes. This meeting is especially beneficial for more complex projects such as commercial development and subdivision development that will require approval from other County Departments.

Click here to learn more about other County Department’s reviews/permits/approvals.



Building I

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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