MANDATORY WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT for all CFPUA customers until further notice.

An open BURNING BAN is in effect for all unincorporated areas of New Hanover County, as debris collection from Hurricane Matthew continues.

A State of Emergency is still in effect due to coastal flood warnings.

The County Attorney is appointed by the Board of Commissioners and serves at the pleasure of the Board. The County Attorney oversees a staff of 11, including the Risk Management division.

County departments, boards and commissions receive legal guidance and support from the County Attorney’s office. The tasks performed may involve advice regarding legislation, including drafting of legislation for enactment; drafting or reviewing all County contracts; representing the County, its officers, officials and employees in civil litigation; studying, drafting or amending ordinances, resolutions, procedures and regulations; revising and updating the New County Code of Ordinances; initiating lawsuits to ensure compliance with all county ordinances and regulations; assisting citizens by providing guidance regarding County procedures; assisting contractors with the pre-qualification and re-qualification process to become eligible to bid on New Hanover County projects; and researching and filing bankruptcy claims on behalf of county departments for outstanding balances owned to the County.

Legal & Insurance: 230 Government Center Drive, Suite 125 • Wilmington, NC 28403 • Phone 910-798-7153 • Fax 910-798-7157