US Army Corps of Engineers
Wilmington District

Regulatory Permit Program

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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

  • January

    New "Waters of the United States" Definition

    7 January 2019 - EPA and Army Postpone Public Hearing on Proposed New "Waters of the United States" Definition. Due to the lapse in appropriations for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), EPA and the Department of the Army (Army) have postponed the planned January 23 public hearing on the proposed new "Waters of the United States" definition until after appropriations have passed to fund the EPA. Publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register is also postponed. Information on the status of the public hearing will be posted on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/epa-and-army-postpone-public-hearing-proposed-new-waters-united-states-definition.
  • November

    Wilmington District Observes Veterans Day

       November 11 is commemorated each year as Veterans Day, a celebration of the patriotism, service
  • Wilmington District Observes Veterans Day

       November 11 is commemorated each year as Veterans Day, a celebration of the patriotism, service

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.