Animal Services Unit and Building Safety Department Satellite Office Open to Serve Residents

Posted September 21, 2018 at 6:07 pm     Category: Emergency NewsRecovery & Resilience

New Hanover County, N.C. – The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit is open and any animal dropped off prior to Hurricane Florence may be picked up at the facility located at 180 Division Drive, Wilmington, N.C., 28401. Current hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. including weekends. Pets belonging to people who evacuated for Hurricane Florence will remain safe at Animal Services until owners can travel safely back to the area. Stray animals found in New Hanover County may also be brought to the Animal Services unit. Questions regarding animals may be directed to any of the following numbers: 910-798-7501, 910-798-7503 or 910-798-7505.

Additionally, the New Hanover County Building Safety Department will open a satellite office in Carolina Beach on Monday, September 24, 2018 to provide permitting and inspection services for storm related issues including electrical, mechanical/HVAC and plumbing. Permit fees will be waived for all storm related damages. This satellite office is available to serve Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and southern parts of the county.

The Building Safety satellite office will be open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until further notice at the Town Hall of Carolina Beach, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For questions regarding permits and inspections contact the Building Safety Department at 910-798-7308 or visit


New Hanover County Emergency Management continues to operate the Emergency Operations Center and Joint Information Center in response to Hurricane Florence. Anyone with questions can call the public information hotline telephone number at (910) 798-6800. The latest emergency updates and information can be found on the website.

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