Welcome to the New Hanover County Development Services Center

For information about boards and meeting, news and events, and staff contacts please click About Us. Please click on Development Regulations tab for regulations administered by: Planning & Land Use Department, Building Safety Department [Permits and Inspections], Engineering Department, and Environmental Health Department. Please click on the orange Permit Process & Forms tab for: Permitting and the forms used for trade [electrical, mechanical, plumbing] permits, building and construction permits, zoning applications, subdivision applications, stormwater and erosion control permits, septic and well permits, fire services permits, and also to schedule an inspection, pay fees and to check on the status of your building permit. Please click on the Services tab for information about plan review, zoning and development, community development, and environmental planning. Please click on the blue Plan NHC tab to view the New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Plan.

Project News

Board of County Commissioners Results 3/6/2017

Z-966 Conditional Use District application proposing to develop a high … Read More »

Planning Board Results 3/2/2017

TA17-01 Text amendment application proposing to amend the setback/density fringe … Read More »

ZBA Meeting Results 2/28/2017

CASE ZBA-912 – Ronel Austin, applicant, on behalf of Marie Thompson, … Read More »

Upcoming Events

Zoning Board Of Adjustment Meeting
Mar 28 @ 5:30 pm

Click Here to view ZBA schedule

Click Here to view ZBA Agenda Packets

Planning Board Meeting
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm

Click Here to view Planning Board Schedule

Click Here to view Planning Board agenda packets and minutes

Technical Review Committee Meeting
Apr 12 @ 2:00 pm

Click Here to view the TRC meeting schedule

Click Here to view TRC Agenda Packets & Reports


For more information please contact Sam Burgess (910) 798-7441 or Benjamin Andrea (910) 798-7571

Zoning Board Of Adjustment Meeting
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm

Click Here to view ZBA schedule

Click Here to view ZBA Agenda Packets

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 110 • Wilmington, NC 28403
Planning & Land Use: Phone 910-798-7165 • Fax 910-798-7053
Building Safety: Phone 910-798-7308 • Fax 910-798-7060