Town Hall Updates

Due to the recent rise in positive COVID-19 related cases in Onslow County and the desire to ensure the welfare and safety of the town staff, residents and the community at large, the Town of Richlands will be closing the Town Hall to public access as of 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 until further notice.

Planning and zoning services will be available by appointment only.  All other services can be addressed over the phone at 910-324-3301 or by email to specific staff members.

Per Executive Order No. 180, effective at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 25th, anyone entering Town Hall will be required to wear a mask.

For Information on the Coronavirus


Onslow County Phone Bank



Prescription Drug Card

Residents of the town can come pick up their free Prescription Drug Card at Town Hall compliments of NC League of Municipalities

Message from the Chief of Police

It’s that time of year again when the grass is starting to grow.  Please remember the town has ordinances covering the length of grass (exceeding 8 inches).  Grass clippings in the street are not allowed because they wash into the storm water system.  Richlands is a beautiful town and we need your assistance keeping it that way.  If you have any questions please call and ask for our code enforcement officer or you can go on the town’s website and look under ordinances.


Attention all Veterans!

Meeting has been cancelled

If you were honorably discharged from military service at any time since 1941, you are eligible for membership in The American Legion and The Legion is coming to you.  There will be an exploratory meeting on March 19th at 6:00 pm at the Richlands Town Hall.  At this meeting we will discuss the possibilities of forming a new Legion Post here in Richlands.  There is no cost to attend and we would like to see a big turnout!

Point of Contact is Lou Cook, Past Department Commander;


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State Landfill Regulations

State Regulations will not allow the disposal of TV’s, computer monitors, towers, printers and microwaves at the landfill.  Therefore the Town will not pick up any of these items.   Residents of the Town must dispose of these items themselves.Please contact Onslow County at 455-4470 for the nearest convenience center.

Welcome to Richlands

Richlands is a vibrant, family-friendly community with small-town charm and a historic central business area. Richlands is rich in history and relevant today. With new opportunities, new technologies and strategic planning, it’s truly “a Great Place to Grow!” Richlands has been a very attractive building location in recent years due to it’s high quality of life and lower cost of living. We welcome you to visit Richlands through this site and learn more about our Town and community.

The town is governed by a Mayor and five Aldermen which are elected at large every two years. The Town Administrator is appointed by the board to handle day-to-day operations of the Town, including general supervision of town departments. The Town Clerk, Chief of Police and Town Attorney are all hired by the Board of Alderman. You can learn more about our Officials and the Departments of the Town and the duties of those departments and staff in the pages of this site.

The Richlands Community Building is available to rent

Click here to learn more or contact Town Hall at 910.324.3301