Public Notice

Public Notice

Brunswick County Coronavirus Update (April 8, 2020)


Click Here for the Latest Coronavirus Update >>

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 8, there are 29 positive cases of COVID-19, 87 pending test results and 734 confirmed negative test results, totaling 850 tests administered so far. Of the 29 positive cases, 16 are male and 13 are female; 18 are considered recovered cases and one is a death associated to COVID-19.
  • Do not travel or encourage others to travel to and from Brunswick County during Easter weekend or the rest of April to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in our county and state.
  • If you recently traveled to Brunswick County from another country, another state, or even another county in North Carolina, you need to take responsible, proactive measures to quarantine yourself and any fellow travelers now.
  • Brunswick County government offices are closed this Friday to observe Good Friday. Friday trash and recycling collection will take place as usual.
  • See a full list of food resources and programs available to those who need assistance in the full update (contact and/or applications/qualifications might be necessary).
  • 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.
  • Brunswick County requires individuals to contact county departments via phone or email first and to schedule appointments for in-person visits if necessary


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

Setback Certification Requirements

Unified Development Ordinance

Column 1 CTA


Column 2 CTA

 Brochures & Forms

Column 3 CTA

Development & improvement approval

Column 4 CTA

Setback Certification Requirements

Effective July 1st, 2018, a foundation survey is required to certify that building setback requirements are met for residential homes, additions, and accessory structures. An accessory structure includes carports, sheds, garages, workshops, gazebos, pool houses, and cabanas. The foundation survey must be signed and sealed by a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS)* and submitted to the Planning Department after the Foundation Inspection for site-built homes and accessory structures. The foundation survey must be submitted to the Planning Department prior to the Set-Up Inspection for mobile homes. Survey maps MUST show the following:

  • Proposed Structures
  • Any existing structures
  • Any other encumbrances associated with the property
  • Property Lines
  • Structure’s Distance from Property Lines
  • Easements
  • Setback Lines
  • Structures located more than 50 feet from a property line
  • Fences and walls
  • Uncovered Patios and Decks
  • Accessory Structures that are no more than 12 feet in any dimension
  • Bona Fide Farm Structures
  • Swimming Pools
  • Mobile Homes in Mobile Home Parks
  • Signs
  • Generators
Failure to submit the survey will delay your project and prohibit future building inspections.
Questions or concerns may be directed to Brunswick County Planning at (910) 253-2025 or
Brunswick County Planning
Mailing Address: P.O Box 249, Bolivia, NC 28422
Shipping Address: 75 Courthouse Dr., Bolivia, NC 28422
(910) 253-2025

*In lieu of a survey map, a signed and sealed letter from a PLS that identifies the property and structure certifying that the structure meets or exceeds the building setback requirements for the zoning district may be submitted.

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.

News & Events

Get the latest updates and happenings on events throughout the county.

Latest News

Read More Planning News

Latest Events

See Event Calendar