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UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

07.19.2019
UPDATE – Stage 1 – Water Conservation Alert – UPDATE

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Based on the ongoing hot weather that tends to elevate water demand, this Water Conservation Alert will remain in effect through the month of July and into August when it will be re-evaluated.

Please continue to use water wisely; your water conservation is having a positive impact.

Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <http://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>.

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 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT 

07.22.2019
 STAGE 1 – WATER CONSERVATION ALERT

Bolivia, NC – A Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect.

All customers of a public water system anywhere in Brunswick County are affected by Water Conservation Alerts. Brunswick County Public Utilities provides water service in unincorporated portions of Brunswick County as well as the following communities: Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Calabash, Carolina Shores, Caswell Beach, Sandy Creek, St. James, Sunset Beach, and Varnamtown. Customers of other utilities such as Bald Head Island, Brunswick Regional – H2GO (Belville), Holden Beach, Leland, Navassa, Northwest, Oak Island, Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, and Southport are under the same restrictions since these utilities receive their water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.

Under a Stage 1 Water Alert, water system customers are requested to make voluntary adjustments to their water usage habits to appreciably reduce peak demands. (A peak demand of 80% of system production and distribution capacity being targeted). Irrigation demands represent the bulk of non-essential water use, so a primary way that customers may reduce water usage is to limit irrigation. A unified application of voluntary water reductions by all water system users in Brunswick County may help to avoid mandatory water restrictions in the event drought conditions do not lessen.

Specific ways to reduce water usage are as follows:

  1. Use the following recommended irrigation schedule to even out system demands:
  2. Odd address numbers – Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday
    b. Even address numbers – Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
    c. No irrigation on Mondays
  3. Defer all non-essential water use to outside the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    3. Don’t overwater your yard. One inch of water per week in the summer will keep most types of grass healthy. To determine how long you need to run your sprinkler to provide 1” of water, place straight edged cans at different distances from your sprinkler and time how long it takes to fill an average of 1” of water in each can. Water occasionally, but deeply to encourage deeper rooting that makes grass more drought/heat tolerant.
    4. Install rain shut-off devices on automatic sprinkler systems.
    5. Don’t water pavement and impervious surfaces.
    6. Limit lawn watering to that necessary for plant survival. Water lawns outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    7. Water shrubbery the minimum required. Water shrubbery outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Use drip irrigation systems in shrubbery beds and around trees to prevent water loss through evaporation.
    8. Use abundant mulch around trees and shrubs to retain moisture.
    9. Plant drought-tolerant grasses, trees, and plants.
    10. Adjust mower height to a higher setting to retain moisture.
    11. Limit the use of clothes washers and dishwashers and when used, operate fully loaded. Operate dishwashers outside of the peak demand hours of 5:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m; preferably after nightfall.
    12. Limit vehicle washing to a minimum. Use commercial car washes that recycle water.
    13. Use shower for bathing rather than bathtub and limit shower to no more than five (5) minutes.
    14. Inspect and repair all faulty and defective parts of faucets and toilets. Pay attention to dripping sounds.
    15. Do not leave faucets running while shaving, brushing teeth, rinsing or preparing food.
    16. Do not wash down outside areas such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.
    17. Install water-saving showerheads and other water conservation devices.
    18. Install water-saving devices in toilets such as early closing flappers.
    19. Limit hours of water-cooled air conditioners.
    20. Keep drinking water in a container in the refrigerator instead of running water from a faucet until it is cool.
    21. Do not fill new (or empty) swimming or wading pools. Top off existing swimming pools from dusk until dawn.
    22. Cover pool and spas when not in use to prevent evaporation.
    23. Use disposable and biodegradable dishes where possible.

Please note that this Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert does not affect the use of private groundwater wells or those using highly treated reclaimed wastewater. (St. James, Winding River, Sea Trail, and Sandpiper Bay golf courses use reclaimed water. Other golf courses use wells and ponds for irrigation.) Also, this is not a water quality advisory; this is a water conservation advisory. There is no need to boil water for potable use unless you receive a Low Pressure Advisory notice for your specific area due to other conditions in the water distribution system.

Residents will be notified if any other conservation measures are needed and when conditions dictate that restrictions are no longer required. Residents who have questions should contact their water service provider directly or Brunswick County Public Utilities at 910-253-2657. Additional information can be found at <https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/>

https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/smart-tips-for-the-home-yard.pdf 

https://www.brunswickcountync.gov/files/utilities/2015/02/util_water_conservation_utilities_brochure.pdf

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Personal Property

Taxable non-business personal property includes but is not limited to – watercraft, mobile homes, aircraft and vehicles. This includes registered motor vehicles as well as unregistered motor vehicles.

Businesses are required to list all personal property (e.g., machinery, equipment, furniture, cash registers, etc.) used in connection with their business.

The deadline for listing personal property is January 31, and a 10% penalty is applied if the property is not timely listed. Businesses may request an extension, however the request for an extension must be received in the tax office by January 31.

Personal Property Listing Form(PDF)

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VEHICLE TAG & TAX TOGETHER PROGRAM

In 2005, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a law to create a combined motor vehicle registration renewal and property tax collection system. The law transfers responsibility of motor vehicle tax collection to the NC Division of Motor Vehicles (NC DMV). This Tag & Tax Together program was designed as a convenient way to pay annual vehicle tag renewals and property taxes in one transaction.

Beginning with renewal notices mailed in July 2013 and due in September 2013, registration and property tax were sent in a combined notice.

VEHICLE TAX FAQ

WHEN IS MY VEHICLE TAX DUE?
Your vehicle tax will be due at the same time you renew your registration. North Carolina law now requires that your vehicle property tax be paid in order to renew the vehicle registration. The due date will be printed on the new combined notice that you receive in the mail.
CAN I RENEW MY VEHICLE REGISTRATION IF I DO NOT PAY MY PROPERTY TAX?
No. You cannot renew your vehicle’s registration, whether it is leased or owned, unless the total taxes and registration fees on the vehicle are paid in full.
AM I PAYING VEHICLE PROPERTY TAXES FOR THE COMING YEAR OR FOR THE PRECEDING YEAR?
Taxes due on the notice are for the coming year and cover the same period as the vehicle registration.
WHAT IF I LEASE MY VEHICLE? DO I NEED TO PAY MY PROPERTY TAXES TO THE LEASING COMPANY?
No. Vehicle property taxes on leased motor vehicles must be paid in full at the time of renewal. A copy of the combined tag and tax notice will now be sent to the vehicle lessee rather than the leasing company.
IS INTEREST CHARGED ON LATE PAYMENTS?
Yes. State law requires that interest be charged on late vehicle property tax payments and on late registration renewals.
HOW WILL I KNOW THE AMOUNT OF VEHICLE PROPERTY TAX THAT I OWE?
Your property tax amount will be included on the new combined notice along with your county and municipal tax rates.
HOW CAN I OBTAIN A STATEMENT OF THE PROPERTY TAXES I PAID?
Vehicle property taxes paid to the NC DMV at the time of registration are not available on the county’s web site. To obtain a statement of the property taxes paid for your vehicle, call the NC DMV at 919-814-1779 or email your request to their service center.
WILL I RECEIVE A TAX REFUND IF I TRANSFER MY LICENSE PLATE TO ANOTHER VEHICLE DURING THE YEAR?
No. If you have paid your vehicle property tax for the year and then transfer the license plate to another vehicle, you will not be eligible for a refund of the taxes paid. The registered motor vehicle to which the plates are transferred will not be taxed until its current registration is renewed.
WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR A REFUND OF VEHICLE PROPERTY TAXES PAID?
An owner can apply for a refund of taxes paid when a motor vehicle is sold or registered out of state. The refund will be calculated on any full calendar months remaining in the registration period after the license plate is surrendered to the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles. Any municipal vehicle tax assessed in accordance with NC General Statute 20-97 is not subject to proration or refund. Within one year of surrendering the license plates, the owner must present the following to the county tax office: (1) Proof of plate surrender to NCDMV (DMV Form FS20); and (2) Copy of the Bill of Sale or the new state’s registration.
WILL I HAVE TO PAY VEHICLE PROPERTY TAX IF I AM ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY?
Active duty non-resident military personnel may be exempt from North Carolina motor vehicle property tax. To qualify for an exemption, you must present a copy of your Leave & Earnings Statement (LES) to the county tax office. The statement should be for the month and year in which you register the vehicle and must include your Estimated Time of Separation (ETS) date and a home of record other than North Carolina. Military spouses may also qualify for exemption if their home of record is the same as the service member’s. In addition to providing a copy of the LES as described above, spouses must provide a copy of their military I.D. card and a copy of their out-of-state driver’s license, voter registration card or most current state tax return.
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING

GENERAL INFORMATION AND QUESTIONS

30 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING
FIRST FLOOR

(910) 253-2829
(800) 527-9001
taxadmin@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

REAL PROPERTY APPRAISAL

30 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING
FIRST FLOOR

(910) 253-2811
taxadmin@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

COLLECTIONS

30 GOVERNMENT CENTER DRIVE
DAVID R. SANDIFER BUILDING
FIRST FLOOR

(910) 253-2729
(800) 222-0593
revenue@brunswickcountync.gov
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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