New Hanover County Zoning

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New Hanover County Zoning Contact Information

View Address, Phone Number, and Hours for New Hanover County Zoning, a Building Department, at Government Center Drive, Wilmington NC.

New Hanover County Zoning
230 Government Center Drive, Ste 155
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403
Mon-Fri 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

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About the New Hanover County Zoning

The New Hanover County Zoning, located in Wilmington, North Carolina, ensures the construction of safe buildings, primarily through the development and enforcement of building codes. The Building Department establishes building codes and standards for the construction of buildings and addresses virtually all aspects of construction, including design requirements, building materials, parking, resistance to natural disasters, and trades such as electric and plumbing.

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New Hanover County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find New Hanover County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

New Hanover County Residential Housing Units
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units107,3694,521,697
Occupied Housing Units91,673 (85.4%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
New Hanover County Occupied Residential Buildings
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes58,143 (63.4%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes6,557 (7.2%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments2,270 (2.5%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments3,199 (3.5%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments5,305 (5.8%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments12,313 (13.4%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing3,886 (4.2%)486,053 (12.5%)
New Hanover County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later1,380 (1.5%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 20132,698 (2.9%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 200918,880 (20.6%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 199937,147 (40.5%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 197918,862 (20.6%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 19598,216 (9.0%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier4,490 (4.9%)190,896 (4.9%)
New Hanover County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room1,205 (1.3%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms13,408 (14.6%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms33,212 (36.2%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms26,804 (29.2%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms17,044 (18.6%)806,806 (20.8%)
New Hanover County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom1,323 (1.4%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom7,997 (8.7%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms64,827 (70.7%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms17,526 (19.1%)762,915 (19.7%)
New Hanover County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 New Hanover CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities91,526 (99.8%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities91,260 (99.5%)3,852,011 (99.4%)