Permit Process & Forms

*For Building Safety Applications please use INTERNET EXPLORER or SAFARI. The Submit Button will not work with GOOGLE CHROME or FIREFOX.*

How to Submit & Fees

Building Safety Building Permit Application Submittals

Building permit applications may be submitted in person, by mail, by fax, or by email to eplans@nhcgov.com at the New Hanover County Building Safety Department, located at 230 Government Center Drive; Suite 170 Wilmington, NC 28403.

Fax: (910) 798-7811 Email: eplans@nhcgov.com

*Applications that require the submission of large site plans, may be submitted on CD or uploaded to the Plan Review FTP site. * View FTP instructions »

Building Safety Trade Permit Application Submittals (Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing or Electrical Priors)

Trade permit applications may be submitted in person, by mail, by fax, or by email to dsc@nhcgov.com at the New Hanover County Building Safety Department, located at 230 Government Center Drive; Suite 170 Wilmington, NC 28403.

Fax: (910) 798-7811 Email: dsc@nhcgov.com

*We accept all forms of payment*

 If you have questions about the electronic submittal process, please call the Development Services Center at (910) 798-7308.


Planning & Zoning

Applications may be submitted in person or by mail to the New Hanover County Planning and Inspections Department, located at 230 Government Center Drive; Suite 110.

Please see the TRC, ZBA, and Planning Board schedules for application deadlines.

*Currently only accepting cash or check*

 

Forms & Applications

 


For specific questions about your project, contact:

Development Services:
(910) 798-7308
(How much is a permit? Can I schedule an inspection? What is the status of my permit?)

Inspections:
(910) 798-7363
(General building, electrical, mechanical or plumbing code information)

Planning:
(910) 798-7624
(How can I change the zoning on my land? What is the general plan for development in New Hanover County? Where can I receive information about upcoming Planning Board Public Hearings?)

Zoning:
(910) 798-7116 (What is my land zoned? Is my property located in the floodplain? I need information about obtaining a CAMA minor permit)

Stormwater/Erosion and Sediment Control:
(910) 798-7139 (I need a land disturbing permit or storm water permit)

Environmental Health:
(910) 798-6667 (I need a permit to construct a well or septic tank)

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 910-798-7811
Engineering: Phone 910-798-7139 • Fax 910-798-7051