Duplin County NC

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The Duplin County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting on June 25th at 10:00 am.  Meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Elections Office located on 160 Mallard Street, Kenansville, NC 28349.  Please contact our office at 910-296-2170 if you have any questions.

Open Burning Ban declared within the jurisdiction of Duplin County, North Carolina.

Submission of Proposed Fiscal Year 2019-20 Duplin County Budget, Change in meeting place and Notice of Public Hearing

The Marines and Sailors of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be conduction training in the area from June 1-15, 2019.


Click the following link to view the flyer for the  26th Marine Expeditionary Unit Training

2019 State of the County Presentation

Duplin County is hosting a Public Meeting regarding the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (“Buyout Program”)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Ed Emory Auditorium
165 Agriculture Drive
Kenansville, NC 28349

Representatives from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Emergency Management will provide information about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, such as residential home acquisition (buyout), elevation, and mitigation reconstruction.

This meeting is open to the public, including residents who have applied for the program, and residents who want to learn about applying.

Persons with disabilities or who need accommodations attending this event can contact 910-296-2102.


Related Information:

Acquisition Fact Sheet
Elevation Fact Sheet
Homeowner Guide HMGP Fact Sheet
Hurricane Florence Buyout – Homeowner Application

February 12, 2019 6:00 p.m.— 8:00 p.m.
Ed Emory Auditorium, 165 Agriculture Drive, Kenansville

FEMA-4393-DR-NC Mitigation Branch is hosting a Community Education Workshop to provide recovery and mitigation information for homeowners. The workshop combines brief presentations, a question-and-answer period, and an open-forum period. Panelists will include subject manner experts from Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Small Business Administration (SBA) and FEMA’s Divisions to include: Floodplain & Insurance, Individual Assistance/Housing, Disability Integration, Environmental & Historic Preservation and Community Education & Outreach. 

Workshop topics:
– Mitigation application in pre- and post-disaster environments.
– Information for homeowners, along with business owners and renters, on mitigation measures that can lessen the impact of future disasters such as floods,      tornadoes, hurricanes, etc.
– Overview of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and any other applicable insurance coverage such as fire, high wind, etc.
– Understanding the value of mitigation, i.e. dollars spent vis-à-vis dollars saved.
– Defining the concept of building safer, stronger and smarter.
– Providing information on possible funding sources for implementing mitigation measures and on other resources.
– Demonstrating the use of the flood maps and providing attendees the opportunity to locate their properties on the local floodplain map.


Damage Assessment Information

Damage Assessment Questionnaire


2019 Tax Extension Request


What is the Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) Program? . . . .

The purpose of the Voluntary Agricultural District (VAD) Program is to encourage the voluntary preservation and protection of farmland from non-farm development. This is in recognition of the
importance of agriculture to the economic and cultural life of the country. The General Assembly of the State of North Carolina authorized counties to undertake a series of programs to encourage the preservation of farmland. This statutory authority is found in Chapter 106, Article 61, of the North Carolina General Statutes. The Duplin County Voluntary Agricultural Districts will be governed by an Agricultural Board composed of one member from each of the six County Commissioner districts. These members will be appointed by the Duplin County Board of Commissioners. In addition, the County Extension Director and County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Director will serve as members of the Board. The Agricultural Board will be responsible for approving applications for membership in an agricultural district.

To be qualified as farmland, a farm shall contain a minimum of 10 contiguous acres of farmland.

  1. The farm shall be participating in the “Farm Present-Use-Value Taxation Program”.
  2. The property shall be certified by the Cooperative Extension Service and NRCS as being a farm on which at least two-thirds of the land is composed of soils that are:
    1. favorable for major crops common to the County; or
    2. soils on which at least two-thirds of the land has been actively utilized for agricultural,horticultural, forestry, livestock, or wildlife production.
  3. Property is the subject of a Conservation Agreement between the County and the owner of such land that prohibits non-farm use or the development of such.

What will joining the VAD Program do for me?

  1. This program will help increase the identity awareness and pride in the agricultural community and its way of life.
  2. Members will have increased protection from nuisance law suits and other negative impacts affecting participating farms.

What is the cost of this program?

There will be a one-time fee of $60.00 to join this program. This fee will cover a portion of the cost of a sign which designates a farm’s membership and the charges involved in filing the document with the Duplin County Register of Deeds Office.

For more information contact

Duplin County Cooperative Extension Service
165 Agricultural Drive
P. O. Box 949
Kenansville,N. C. 28349

Phone: (910) 296-2143

Download the Pre Application form for VAD here

Complete the form and mail it to the address above or email it to: wanda_hargrove@ncsu.edu or amanda_hatcher@ncsu.edu