Here in New Hanover County, the community, elected officials and county staff cooperate to balance a high quality of life with a progressive business and economic climate.
At less than 200 square miles, New Hanover is the 2nd smallest of the 100 North Carolina counties; however, it is home to nearly 213,000 people.
New Hanover County is not just a great place in which to live or visit. New Hanover County is also a great place to do business. Tourism, film production, the service and retail sectors are the engines that power our economy.
Our Mission: New Hanover County is committed to progressive public policy, superior service, courteous contact, judicious exercise of authority, and sound fiscal management to meet the needs and concerns of our citizens today and tomorrow.
The government of New Hanover County accepts the challenge of providing the services necessary to ensure a clean, safe, stable environment and to promote the physical and economic well-being of all its citizens.