Who can help with a permit?

Building Permits

New Hanover County Planning and Land Use does not issue or review permits. For general help or inquires regarding your permit you can call the COAST help line. For general FAQ's please visit Building Safety's webpage.


You can apply for a building permit through our COAST portal. 


If you need assistance navigating COAST, please contact Development Services. 

Contact Information:

  • 910-798-7308, option 1
  • coast@nhcgov.com

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