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.