Wilmington Planning and Zoning Department in Wilmington, North Carolina

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Wilmington Planning and Zoning Department
305 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, North Carolina, 28401

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About the Wilmington Planning and Zoning Department

The Wilmington Planning and Zoning Department, 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.

You may contact the Department of Buildings for questions about:
  • New Hanover County building codes and ordinances
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  • New Hanover County building violations, appeals, complaints, and fines
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  • Zoning regulations and ordinances in New Hanover County, North Carolina
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Wilmington Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Wilmington 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.

Wilmington Residential Housing Units
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
Total Housing Units57,147107,369
Occupied Housing Units50,389 (88.2%)91,673 (85.4%)
Wilmington Occupied Residential Buildings
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
Single-Family Detached Homes26,131 (51.9%)58,143 (63.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes4,735 (9.4%)6,557 (7.2%)
2 Apartments1,563 (3.1%)2,270 (2.5%)
3 or 4 Apartments2,801 (5.6%)3,199 (3.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments4,450 (8.8%)5,305 (5.8%)
10 or More Apartments9,361 (18.6%)12,313 (13.4%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,348 (2.7%)3,886 (4.2%)
Wilmington Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
2014 or Later753 (1.5%)1,380 (1.5%)
2010 to 20131,171 (2.3%)2,698 (2.9%)
2000 to 20097,403 (14.7%)18,880 (20.6%)
1980 to 199919,697 (39.1%)37,147 (40.5%)
1960 to 197910,848 (21.5%)18,862 (20.6%)
1940 to 19596,313 (12.5%)8,216 (9.0%)
1939 or Earlier4,204 (8.3%)4,490 (4.9%)
Wilmington Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
1 Room1,108 (2.2%)1,205 (1.3%)
2 or 3 Rooms10,144 (20.1%)13,408 (14.6%)
4 or 5 Rooms18,493 (36.7%)33,212 (36.2%)
6 or 7 Rooms12,352 (24.5%)26,804 (29.2%)
8 or More Rooms8,292 (16.5%)17,044 (18.6%)
Wilmington Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
No Bedroom1,173 (2.3%)1,323 (1.4%)
1 Bedroom6,523 (12.9%)7,997 (8.7%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms34,559 (68.6%)64,827 (70.7%)
4 or More Bedrooms8,134 (16.1%)17,526 (19.1%)
Wilmington Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 WilmingtonNew Hanover County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities50,311 (99.8%)91,526 (99.8%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities50,067 (99.4%)91,260 (99.5%)