The Town strives to provide its citizens with the highest inspection standards consistent with the adopted codes and regulations. This is accomplished through the consistent and equitable application of regulations in the built and natural environment through plans review, inspections, enforcement and the issuance of permits and licenses.
All buildings constructed within the Town of North Topsail Beach shall comply with the North Carolina Coastal Area Management Act (CAMA) regulations, the Town’s CAMA Land Use Plan, the Town's Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) and the North Carolina Building Code. Effective 7/1/2011 all CAMA permits will be issued through the Wilmington Division of Coastal Management office (please scroll down to the CAMA section of this page for DCM's contact information).
The Town has adopted regulations, which exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), as indicated in 44 CFR Parts 59–General Provisions and 60–Criteria for Land Management and Use. If any provisions of the North Carolina Building Code or Town Code are inconsistent with any of the AEC standards, the more restrictive provision shall control. For more information regarding your property and these regulations, please contact the Town's Planning Department(910) 328-1349 ext. 27.
Before you submit your development application, you may contact the Permit Tech to schedule a pre-application meeting to discuss your project with staff. If your dwelling is located in a subdivision/neighborhood with a homeowners association (HOA) or property owner association (POA) please make sure your plans do not conflict with HOA/POA covenants first.