Development Regulations

Drainage & Stormwater

The County does not control or regulate stormwater within the City of Wilmington. 

The County does not control stormwater conveyance along North Carolina Department of Transportation roadways.

Development in New Hanover County is also subject to the North Carolina Coastal Stormwater regulations enforced by the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ). Other agency approvals may be required. Contact the NCDEQ to determine applicable regulations.

Erosion Control

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