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 County is the second smallest – geographically – of the 100 North Carolina counties; however, it is home to more than 232,000 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 is committed to ensuring that you are safe, healthy and secure; that is our promise to you.