US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

Regulatory Permit Program


Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program Public Service Commitment.

The Wilmington District is committed to providing the highest level of support to the public.

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 Water is Gooood!!!!

Information Requests

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The Wilmington District administers the Corps of Engineers regulatory permit program for waters and wetlands in North Carolina. The Wilmington District's Regulatory Program manages and protects North Carolina's aquatic resources through fair, flexible, and balanced permit decisions. Aquatic resources that we regulate include wetlands, rivers, stream channels, lakes, ponds and tidal waters.

There are two main federal laws that task the Corps of Engineers with the authority to regulate our nation's waterways: Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. 

Contact us if these resources may be present on your property and you may be working in or near these areas.

News from the Regulatory Program

Map of District Regulatory Offices

The Wilmington District Corps of Engineers regulatory permit program has five field offices located around the state. Please contact the field office that services the county in which the activity is planned.   

Visit our Contact us web page to contact project managers by email or phone.