Major Permits are necessary for activities that require other state or federal permits, for projects that cover more than 20 acres, or for construction of more than 60,000 square feet. Applications for major permits are submitted to the State and are reviewed by ten state agencies and four federal agencies before a permit is issued.
General Permits are used for routine projects that usually pose little or no threat to the environment, and are issued by the state for water-dependent structures.
Onslow County is served by the Morehead City and Wilmington Division of Coastal Management District Offices:
Morehead City District Office
Serves Onslow County north of the New River
400 Commerce Ave.
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 808-2808 or 1-888-4RCOAST (1-888-472-6278)
Wilmington District Office
Serves Onslow County south of the New River
127 Cardinal Drive Ext.
Wilmington, NC 28405-3845
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