Utilities are provided by Brunswick County Public Utilities . Click here for the BCPU website.
Municipal planning services are provided by Brunswick County Planning. Brunswick County Planning is a public planning department within Brunswick County Government that has an experienced and dedicated team focused on customer service, sustaining quality of life, and promoting economic development.
Links to Key Information:
- Zoning Map: Adopted 7/17/19 (Zoning Map)
- City of Northwest Unified Development Ordinance: Adopted 7/17/19 Amended 11/26/19 (Northwest UDO)
- Northwest 2019-2020 Fee Schedule (Fee Schedule)
- Flood Risk Information System (FRIS) (https://fris.nc.gov/fris/Home.aspx?ST=NC)
- City of Northwest Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance: Adopted 11/26/19 (Ordinance)
- Public Flood Notice (Notice)
For additional information, contact Nicole Morgan with the Brunswick County Planning Department at (910) 253-2039 or Donna Strickland, City Clerk at 910-655-3110.
The City of Northwest maintains approximately 5.2 miles of roads within its municipal limits, funded primarily by the Powell Bill allocation. If a road is not owned and maintained by the City of Northwest, it is either a state road or a private road. There are no county roads in the State of North Carolina.
Who maintains my road?
- To find out if your road is owned and maintained by the City of Northwest, contact City Hall.
- To determine if a road is a State/NCDOT road, go to the NCDOT’s website. Concerns with State roads can be reported to NCDOT.
- If the road is not a State road and is not a municipal road, or is outside municipal limits, then it is privately-owned. This could mean it is owned by a person, by several people, or by an organization like an HOA or POA. The owner or owners of privately-owned roads are responsible for their maintenance and upkeep.
- If requested, Brunswick County Emergency Services staff will assess a privately-owned road’s condition to determine whether emergency vehicles (ambulances, fire trucks, etc.) can access properties on the road. If emergency vehicles cannot access properties along the road, Brunswick County will let these property owners know and encourage them to take the steps necessary to repair and maintain the road. To request an assessment, call 910-253-5383.