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Onslow County Services hours are : Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 6:30pm. Adoptable animals are shown until 6:00pm. Final adoptions for the evening are started no later than 6:00pm. Saturday: 10:00am - 4:00 pm. Adoptable animals are shown until 3:30pm. Final adoptions for the day are started no later than 3:30pm.
Adoption fee includes initial core vaccinations, spay/neuter and microchip. Cash, credit and debit payments are accepted.
Thank you for your interest in becoming an OCAS volunteer! Those who wish to volunteer can learn more about our program by signing up to attend a volunteer information session. Session dates may be accessed by selecting the "Sign up" button at the top of our Facebook page. You may also request the sign-up link by emailing email@example.com Questions may be directed to Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Monteforte at 910-937-1168.
Onslow County Animal Services accepts a variety of donated items. Our nonprofit partner Friends of Animal Services maintains a wishlist of most needed items. You may pick a list up at the shelter, or request via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are grateful for all donations!
OCAS is always looking for new fosters to help care for our shelter friends most in need. If you wish to become a foster, you may complete an application at the shelter, or request an application via email to OCASFOSTER@onslowcountync.gov
To view the 2018 Onslow County Code of Ordinances regarding animals, please click here.
All property owners are entitled to appeal their value if they feel that it is incorrect. Keep in mind that the value placed on the property is based upon sales of comparable properties during the last 6 months of the year prior to January 1, 2018, the date of the last general reappraisal.
It is important to remember that under North Carolina Law, the burden of proof rests on the taxpayer. Along with your signed request for appeal, you will need to submit documentation which supports your claim. Acceptable documents may include, but are not limited to: - An appraisal based on sales of comparable properties during the last 6 months of the year prior to January 1, 2018, the effective date of the county wide reappraisal. - Copies of Deed of Trust information and related appraisal. - A list of comparable sales provided by the taxpayer from the same time frame listed above. - Surveys, plat maps, perk tests or soil scientist reports (if they relate to your claim). - Photographs (especially important if you have interior or exterior problems with any buildings on the property).
It is very important that we receive these in advance in order to make the correct number of copies for our Board members for the day of your appointment.
North Carolina General Statutes States That the Board of Equalization and Review shall not adjust the current assessment to recognize a change in value caused by:1. Normal physical depreciation2. Changes in market conditions3. Betterments to the property made by repainting, terracing, landscaping, protecting against forest fires, or impounding water on marshland for wildlife habitat.
If unemployed at the time of your appointment we will look at income for the past 6 months and project zero income for you 6 months into the future.
If you present without proof of income information you will be granted 10 working days to get information to us. Otherwise you will be responsible for 100% of charges for the service received.
If you have Blue Cross Blue Shield coverage at the time of your appointment we can file BCBS first. Any remaining unpaid balance will be your responsibility based on SFS from 0% - 100%.
If you have any medical health insurance that you don’t mind us filing for payment, please bring your health insurance card(s). Typically, what the insurance pays is all we may get. Exceptions a few ‘special’ labs.
STD services are provided Mon-Friday on a walk-in basis.
We open the doors at 7:30 a.m. to begin scheduling walk-in appointments slots for the day on Mon-Fri 8 a.m. – 3:30 pm.
On Thursdays, we again open the doors at 7:30 a.m. to begin scheduling walk-in appointments slots for the day beginning at 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The STD clinic appointments fill up quickly. We recommend you come in on the day you wish to be seen as soon as possible to ensure you get an appointment for the day.
To register for a class call 910-347-2154. For more information, visit the Parenting Classes page.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday:10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays (Late Clinic Days Only) 12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
For general information on making appointments with the Health Department, please visit the Make & Get To Appointments section. please visit the Pregnancy Clinic & Pregnancy Test
We do require resident animals to be up-to-date on vaccinations as well as spayed/neutered. We will complete a reference check with your veterinarian prior to your approval as a new foster. When applying to foster, please ensure that you speak with your vet clinic and give permission to release information to speed the application process.
Finally, if you or someone in your household is immune-compromised, consult your doctor before fostering, since working or living with animals exposes humans to zoonotic diseases.
Many times a foster parent will find a perfect match through their own network of friends, family and colleagues. The shelter greatly welcomes these referrals!
In addition to the promotion that the shelter provides, we've found that some of the best promotion is done by the foster parent. Sharing information about your foster pet with family, friends, colleagues as well as to the public through flyers and social media can be a great way to get the word out. Even walking your foster dog with an "Adopt Me" bandana or vest is a great way to gain exposure for your foster!
Secondly, our animals benefit greatly from the special love and attention you can give them. Providing a foster dog with basic training and manners will increase their adoptability. Exercise and enrichment will assist in reducing stress and encourage good behavior for our more energetic friends. Shy animals will rely on your patience, routine in the home, and careful exposure to new people and situations to help build their confidence.
Zoning Permit Application
Permitted (P) – These uses require a Zoning Permit which is generally issued along with the building permit; these are referred to as “by right” uses. All requirements in the zoning ordinance, including setback requirements, must be met.
Special Requirement Uses (SR) – These uses are also “by right” uses; however, there are additional standards set forth in the ordinance text. A site plan and sometimes supplemental information must be submitted to allow staff to verify that the proposal meets ordinance requirements.
Special Uses (S) – These uses require a Special Use Permit to be issued by the Onslow County Zoning Board of Adjustment after a public hearing. A site plan drawn by a land surveyor or engineer is required. Owners of properties within 1,000 feet of the site will be notified of the proposed use and the public hearing date.
Table of Uses
Electrical fences shall be protected if within three feet of a property line and any electrical fence along privacy fences shall be located within the privacy fence. Bona fide farms are exempt from this requirement.
A site plan and floor plan of sufficient detail and accuracy to allow a determination of compliance with the requirements of the ordinance must be submitted with the permit application.
Home Occupation Application
A Zoning Permit is required for these structures and Building and Electrical Permits are required if the pool contains water over 24 inches. Please contact our office for more information.
Private Stables (as a stand alone use) are allowed by Special Requirement Permit in the RA zoning district, subject to the following:
- All barns and other accessory structures shall be setback fifty (50) feet from the right-of-way and twenty feet from all other property lines.- Minimum lot size of one (1) acre.
Public Stables (as a stand alone use) are allowed by Special Requirement Permit in the RA and HB zoning districts, subject to the following:
-Minimum lot size of five (5) acres.- All barns and other accessory structures shall be setback fifty (50) feet from the right-of-way and twenty (20) feet from all other property lines.- Owners should consult the Cooperative Extension Office for best management practices and guidelines for pasture areas.
Zoning Regulations For Keeping Horses
If a property owner is interested in setting up a RV on their site for occupancy, the owner must apply for a Special Use Permit. Special Use Permits for the set-up of a RV are only permitted in the RA, R-30M and R-8M zoning districts. This process includes submitting a complete application, site plan, fee and stamped, addressed envelopes for all property owners within 1,000 feet of the site. Upon the receipt of a complete application, staff will schedule a public hearing to be held by the Board of Adjustment.
The minimum parent parcel size required for a private cemetery is three (3) acres. The maximum size of the proposed cemetery site is one (1) acre. When a private cemetery is proposed to be established on a property of less than 3 acres, a Special Use Permit will be required.
The proposed cemetery must be enclosed by fence or marked by permanent boundary markers. A surveyed site plan is required and must show an access easement and 20’ minimum setback from all property lines. The boundary of the private cemetery and easement must be recorded at the Onslow County Register of Deeds.
The Zoning Administrator may issue a temporary permit to allow for an interment giving the applicant 180 days to record the map and another 360 days to have the fence or markers installed.
Adults that should attend an adult day care are adults who: - Have physical impairments that require assistance or supervision - Have memory loss or cognitive impairments that interfere with daily functioning - Have caregivers in need of respite
The benefits to the family and the participants in the Adult Day Care are that the program: - Offers respite to the full time caregiver - Allows family members time for employment or school opportunities - Allows the family to take daily trips - Provides less costly care than in-home or long term care options - Enables the family to remain together longer, delaying long term care admissions - Provides opportunities for companionship and socialization - Provides nutritious hot lunches and snacks - Supports constant supervision, rest and relaxation combined with a light exercise program - Participants may attend full time or part time.
Services provided by Adult Day Care include:- Approved food service; a hot, nutritious noon meal will be provided.- Morning and afternoon snacks are served.- Supervision of medications by certified nurse aides with a RN on call.- Monthly support groups that are available to family members.
Activities that are coordinated for the Adult Day Care include: - Bingo - Educational programs - Daily walks and outdoor games when weather permits - Music/sing-a-longs - Planned field trips - Rest and relaxation - Social activities and crafts