Summary of Post-Construction Stormwater

Post-Construction Stormwater Programs in North Carolina

There are various post-construction programs throughout the state, some of which require a permit from local governments and others that are permitted by the NCDEQ. Not all areas of the state have post-construction stormwater programs. The best way to identify which program applies and the proper jurisdiction to contact is to search for the development site on the Interactive Stormwater Permitting Map. In general, the following post-construction programs are implemented by local governments:

The following programs are implemented by the NCDEQ.

  • Twenty coastal counties, which require State Post-Construction Stormwater Management Permits from the Wilmington and Washington Regional Offices

  • ORW and HQW watersheds, which require Post-Construction Stormwater Management Permits by the DEMLR Central Office 

  • Certain areas of Phase II "Tipped" Counties, which require Post-Construction Stormwater Management Permits by the DEMLR Central Office