Services and Information: Land and Environment
401 Wetlands and Buffer Permitting Program
The 401 & Buffer Permitting Branch is responsible for implementing the state's waters, wetlands, and riparian buffer regulatory programs and assisting with compliance and enforcement procedures.
Laws regarding animal welfare, food and drug protection, meat inspection, pesticides, eggs and the plant industry.
Agricultural Licenses and Permits
Access to licenses and permits that are provided by the NC Department of Agriculture and Customer Services (NCDA&CS). Many agricultural occupations and activities must be licensed or permitted, including those who work with animals, pesticides, or drugs, as well as grain buyers and dealers. NCDA&CS also licenses certain food operations, such as frozen desserts.
Data on crops, livestock and weather for North Carolina. Statistics by county, including acreage of crops, number of farms, number of livestock and cash receipts. Access to the Annual Agricultural Statistics Book.
Agriculture and Food
When you want the best, it’s Got to Be NC! North Carolina’s agricultural marketing program promotes the best grown, raised, caught and made products in the state. Find local products and more.
Air Quality Forecast
Ozone and particle pollution levels
Air Quality Index
Air Quality Permit Map
View regulated facilities and their permits
Albemarle-Pamlico National Estuary Partnership
Identifying, protecting, and restoring the significant resources of the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system.
Beach and Waterfront Access
Map to help you find public beach and waterfront access sites, with parking and restroom info