Who maintains my road?

New Hanover County Roads

New Hanover County does not maintain or own any roads in the unincorporated area. 

Public vs Private Roads

  • Public roads are maintained by the NCDOT. 
  • Private roads are maintained by private entities like HOA's or parcel owners. 

NCDOT Public Street Information Map

Transportation Planning

The Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) serves as the local transportation planning entity. 

For more information regarding long term projects please visit the WMPO website.

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1. What is the jurisdiction of New Hanover County?
2. Who can help with a permit?
3. Who maintains my road?
4. What can I build on my land?