City Government Departments
City Clerk: Donna Strickland, NCCMC, NCTC, CMC
Deputy Clerk: Precious Armstrong
Maintenance: Tony Windham, Edward Barkley
The City of Northwest established its water system in 2001 and its sewer system in 2009. The City currently has an estimated 300 water and sewer customers. The City of Northwest purchases treated water from Brunswick County Public Utilities.
To pay your water/sewer bill, visit www.ub-pay.com (use municipal code NorthwestNC28451)
The City of Northwest is working towards meeting the community needs for planning, zoning and development in a practical & cost-efficient manner by contracting for municipal planning services through 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. In conjunction with this initiative, the City of Northwest adopted a consolidated set of development regulations called the Northwest Unified Development Ordinance and a new City-Wide Zoning Map. This new ordinance is commonly called the Northwest UDO. It addresses future development as well as modernizes out-of-date development regulations.
Links to Key Information:
- Zoning Map: Adopted 7/17/19 (Zoning Map)
- Letter to Property Owners (Letter)
- City of Northwest Unified Development Ordinance: Adopted 7/17/19 Amended 11/26/19 (Northwest UDO)
- Northwest Planning Services Flyer (Flyer)
- 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 Justin Brantley with the Brunswick County Planning Department at 910-253-2239 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.
FOR ALL EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
Non-emergency number: 910-655-3300
Chief of Police: Copelen Taylor
Lieutenant: Alyse Cranford