Policy on Communications Concerning Special Use or Conditional Use Permits

In situations involving special use or conditional use permits, interested parties are prohibited to communicate with county commissioners prior to the official public hearing. These land use procedures are considered “quasi-judicial.” As such it is improper for interested parties to discuss applications without being sworn at the hearing. Prior to the hearing, should anyone wish to provide a petition, letters, e-mail or other documentation for the county commissioner’s review, such items must be sent only to the Planning Department. The Planning Director will then copy and/or forward the information to the county commissioners for consideration at the hearing.

The Planning Director can be contacted at: New Hanover County Planning Department, 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 150, Wilmington, NC 28403; (910) 798-7165 – Phone; (910) 798-7053 – Fax

230 Government Center Drive, Suite 175 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7149 • Fax 910-798-7145