Citizen’s Guide


Board of Elections, 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo 27954475-5630 Fax 475-1223 Hours: 8:30AM-5PM Mon.-Fri.
Director: Jackie Tillett475-5631
Chairman: Sandy Semans Ross
Secretary: James Cofield
Members: Jim Clark, Ken Bukantas, Judy Lotas
You may register to vote in Dare County if you are:
·         A citizen of the United States
·         18 years of age or older by the date of the next general election (Preregister to vote if you are 16 or 17 years old)
·         A legal resident of Dare County for 30 days by the date of the next election
·         A person convicted of a felony whose citizenship rights have been restored and who meets the above requirements
Board of Elections Office 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr. Manteo, 27954475-5630 Fax 475-1223 Hours: 8:30AM-5PM Mon.-Fri.
Division of Motor Vehicles2808 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, when applying for a driver’s license
Registration forms can be downloaded from or picked up at town halls and libraries, completed, and returned to the Board of Elections. P.O. Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.
Note: To vote, you must be registered 25 days before the election.
Your registration must be updated if·         Your name has changed or you have moved to another address in Dare County. ·         You change your party affiliation.
Using a mail-in registration formForms are available at the Board of Elections Office, libraries, and town halls.
To vote in party primariesYou must be registered with a political party. Note: unaffiliated voters may participate in party primaries by declaring a party on Election Day.
 May register and vote during early voting. Must provide documentation of residence
2021 ELECTION CALENDAR   MUNICIPALE ELECTION NOVEMBER 2, 2021   POLLING PLACES IN DARE COUNTY ARE OPEN ON ELECTION DAY FROM 6:30AM to 7:30PM   Results will be available on and CURRENT TV channel 191   Persons with questions about registration, absentee ballots, one-stop voting and other election matters may call the Election Office at 475-5630 or 475-5631
You will be assigned a voting place within your precinct when you register, or you may call the Board of Elections office (475-5630) for your voting location.
Early VotingVoting during a specified period before election day. stop-absentee-early-voting
Curbside votingAvailable in your car or near the voting place on Election Day if you are physically unable to enter the voting place.
Absentee VotingForms can be downloaded from elections/voter-information/absentee-voting
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  The League of Women Voters encourages individuals to be informed and active participants in the political process. Local political party leaders are:   Dare County Democratic Party: Natalie R. McIntosh, Chair P.O. 121, Kitty Hawk 27949 Phone: 252-219-0074; Email:    Dare County Republican Party: Browny Douglas, Chair P.O. Box 3383, Kill Devil Hills 27948 Phone: 252-216-8294; Email:
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County Administration Offices954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo, NC 27954475-5000
Open weekdays 8:30AM- 5:00PMMail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo , NC
The Board meets monthly 1st Mon. at 9AM and 3rd Mon. at 5PM at 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo, with some  exceptions.  Complete schedule is posted on the website.Regularly scheduled meetings can be heard live on the Dare County website. Following the meeting, videos can be seen on CURRENT TV (channel 191) and the Dare County Website.
Northern Beach2514 S. Croatan HwyPlanning, CAMA/FEMA,
OfficesNags Head, NC 27959Building Permits, Building
Planning:Mail: PO Box 1000,Inspector, Subcontractor
252-475-5871Manteo, NC 27954Permits, Dog Licenses,
Environmental Environmental Health
Kill Devil Hills Office 252-475-57482601 Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills NC 27948 Mail: PO Box 1000 Manteo, NC 27954WIC (Women, Infant & Children)
Hatteras Island Offices Planning: 252-475-5878 Health & Human Services 252-475-932050347 NC Hwy 12 Frisco, NC 27936 Mail: P.O. Box 859 Frisco, NC 27936  Planning, CAMA/FEMA, Building Permits, Building lnspector, Subcontractor Permits, Environmental Health, Health Clinic, WIC, and Social Services
Dare County has a county commission-county manager system of government. A seven member Board of Commissioners sets policy and a County Manager, appointed by the Commission, executes policy directives. Commissioners are elected to four-year terms, some of which expire each even-numbered year. All Commissioners except one at-large seat must reside in a specific district. Each Commissioner is elected in a county-wide election. The Board elects a chairperson and vice-chair for a one year term at its organizational meeting in December.
The Board has countywide responsibility for educational funding, libraries, Parks and Recreation, Emergency Medical Services, and tax assessment.  The Board is the sole governing body for the unincorporated areas of Dare County including Colington, Martin’s Point, Manns Harbor, Stumpy Point, East Lake, Wanchese, Northern Roanoke Island, and all of Hatteras Island. In  these areas, the County is responsible for planning, zoning, solid waste management and law enforcement.
Office: 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo email to all commissioners: DCBOC@darenc.comMail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954
Robert L. “Bob” Woodard. Sr. (R) Chair2305 Bay Drive, Kill Devil Hills 27948 216-8240 (C) Term ends Dec. 2020 District 2 – Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head
Wally Overman (R) Vice Chair  549 Skyco Rd., Manteo 27954 216-6042 (C) wallyo@darenc.comTerm ends Dec. 2020 District 1 – East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Manteo, Wanchese
Rob Ross (R)105 East Sand Fiddler Court P.O. Box 1032 Nags Head 27959 216-6869 (C) rob.ross@darenc.comTerm ends Dec. 2022 District 2 – Kill Devil Hills, Colington, Nags Head
Steve House (R)288 N. Dogwood Trail PO Box 1093 Southern Shores 27949 216-8985 (C) ends Dec. 2020 District 3 Duck, Southern Shores, Kitty Hawk
Jim Tobin (R)6951 Pecan Lane P.O.  Box  243 Manns Harbor 27953 216-7732 (C) jim.tobin@darenc.comTerm ends Dec. 2022 District 1-East Lake, Stumpy Point, Manns Harbor, Manteo, Wanchese
Danny Couch (D)47297 Dippin Vat Road PO Box 1001 Buxton 27920 216-7383 (C) dannyc@darenc.comTerm ends Dec. 2020 District 4 Rodanthe, Salvo, Waves, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras Village
Ervin Bateman (D)4148 Poor Ridge Rd P.O.Box 1127 Kitty Hawk, 27949 216-6717 (C) ervin.bateman@darenc.comTerm ends Dec 2022 District 5 (at large) all of Dare County
Cheryl   Anby Clerk to the Board475-5700 Fax
Bobby Outten, County Manager/Co.Attorney475-5811 Fax  
Cheryl Anby, Exec. Asst. to the Co. Mgr.475-5800 Fax
Dorothy Hester, Master Public Info.Officer475-5903 Fax
Office: Dare Co. Justice Center, 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., ManteoMail: P.O. Box 1849, Manteo 27954
Dean Tolson, Clerk of Court475-5200 Fax 475-52014 year term ends Dec. 2022
The Office of the Clerk of Superior Court is responsible for all administrative, clerical and record-keeping functions of the District and Superior Courts. With the exception of juvenile files, adoption records and certain other confidential records, files in the Clerk’s office are public records and available for inspection to the public. The Clerk serves as Comptroller and Judge of Probate, with exclusive original jurisdiction over matters regarding the probate of wills and administration of estates in his county. The Clerk also presides over many other legal matters such as adoptions, incompetency and guardianship proceedings, partitioning of real property, name changes, real estate foreclosures, and petitions for surplus funds.
The North Carolina court system consists of an Appellate Division, a Superior Court Division, and a District Court Division. A chief justice and six associate judges, elected for 8-year terms, serve on the Supreme Court. The Court of Appeals is served by a chief justice and 14 associate justices elected for 8-year terms. Dare County is served by two Superior Court judges and five District Court judges. Superior Court judges rotate throughout the state, and District Court judges rotate throughout their division and district. Dare County is in the 1st judicial district of the 1st division, which has seven counties. Only persons qualified to practice law in North Carolina are eligible for election or appointment to any of these courts.
Office: 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo  Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5870 Fax 473-6653
Donna Creef, Director475-5873 Fax 473-6653
Noah Gillam, Asst. Planning Director475—5849
K.D. Jackson, Zoning Officer50347 Hwy. 12, Frisco P.O. Box 859, Buxton 27920475-5879
Dare Co. Planning Dept. provides technical assistance to the Planning Board and Board of Commissioners and is responsible for implementation of the Dare County Land Use Plan and enforcement of zoning codes. The Planning Board meets on the 2nd  Mon. at 6PM in the Dare Co. Commissioners’ meeting room at 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr.,
Manteo. Members are appointed by the Board of Commissioners for 3- year terms. Members are:
John Finelli, ChairmanP.O. Box 555, Kitty Hawk 27949261-8786
Michael Barr333 Eagle Dr., Kill Devil Hills 27948261-3266
Terry GoreP.O. Box 2031, Kill Devil Hills 27948910-703-6329
David Hines306 First Flight Run, Kitty Hawk 27949573--9547
Beth MidgettPO Box 250, Hatteras 27943986-6341
David Overton418 Berry Dr., Manteo 27954475-5881
James “Buddy” Shelton291 Bayview Dr., Stumpy Point 27978423-8659
Zoning Bd. of Adjustment Jay Hart, ChairmanMeets 4th Mon. when calledMembers appointed for 3-year terms
County Building Inspectors are responsible for enforcing NC building codes.
Roanoke Island & MainlandEd Kindervater Chief Inspector 475-5867954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo
Colington/Martin’s PointKevin Clark 475-58722514 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head 27959
Hatteras Island 50347 Hwy. 12, Frisco Mail: P.O. Box 859 Buxton 27920Crew Hayes Wayland JennetteHwy. 12, Frisco 475-5876 475-5877 Fax 995-3601
CAMA Admin.  Noah Gillam 475-5849954 Marshall C Collins Dr Manteo
CAMA Admin/Hatteras IslandK.D. Jackson 475-587950347 Hwy 12 Frisco
Office: Dare Co. Justice Center 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 70, Manteo 27954475-5970
Cheryl House, Register of DeedsTerm ends Dec. 2022
This office is custodian of Dare Co. vital statistics and is the repository of real property records including deeds, deeds of trust, and plats of all subdivisions. It keeps files of county commissioners’ meetings, airport affairs, retired military records and issues marriage licenses. Copies of Dare Co. birth and death certificates may be obtained from this office.
Dare County ABC  Board Mail: P.O. Box 1879, Manteo 27954473-9492 Fax 473-9446  
Ted Toler, General Manager
A 5-member board, appointed by the county commissioners for 3-year terms, makes policies and oversees operations for the sale of distilled spirits and wines, 17% alcohol and above by volume, and mixers of 1% or more alcohol. Net profits are allocated according to state law. In Dare Co., allocations include the Department of Social Services, the County General Fund, and the incorporated towns.
Location: 410 Airport Rd., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 429, Manteo 27954475-5570 Fax 473-1196 Website
David Daniels, Director.Marge Stauffer, Finance Officer
Charles Davidson, ChairMonthly meetings are held the last Wed. 6PM; the combined Nov.–Dec. meeting is held the 1st Wed. in Dec.
The airport authority manages the regional airport. Nine members are appointed by the County Commissioners.
Office: 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr. Room 151, Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5628 Fax 473-3042
Brent Johnson, Project Manager
The commission is made up of 8 members, each appointed by the Dare Co. Board of Commissioners for 2-year terms. This commission is concerned with matters involving the stabilization of Oregon Inlet, helping to provide continual & safe passage through Hatteras Inlet & working closely with all elected officials to achieve these goals. It is also concerned with issues pertaining to public waterways & county maritime facilities (boating & piers).
Office: 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Room 118, Manteo 27954475-5853
Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954 
Barton Grover, Community Conservationist
The Board’s purpose is to protect and enhance water quality in Dare Co. through land conservation, storm water management, technical support, education, and outreach.
The Board of Supervisors meets monthly, 2nd Tues, 9 AM in the Dare Co. Administrative Office. A 5-member board consists of 2 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors and 3 elected members on a non- partisan basis.
Chamber Office441-8144, Fax: 441-0338
101 Town Hall; PO Box
Kill Devil Hills 27948email:
One Visitors Center Circle Manteo 27954473-2138 Fax 473-5777 Website:
Lee Nettles, Executive DirectorBoard meets at the Visitors Center monthly, 9AM 3rd Thurs.
Aycock Brown Welcome Center, 5230 N. Croatan Hwy. (MP1), Kitty Hawk 252-261-4644
US Weather Bureau Station/Hatteras Island Welcome Center (partnership with NPS), 57190 Kohler Road, Hatteras, 252-986-2203
Whalebone Information Station (partnership with NPS), junction of Hwy. 12 and US 64, Nags Head, 252-441-6644
The Bureau promotes the county’s major industry: tourism. The Bureau is governed by the Dare Co. Tourism Board. Thirteen members are appointed to 2-year terms by the County Commissioners representing various tourism-related constituencies as specified by state legislation.
  TOWNS   The incorporated towns of Duck, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo,  Nags Head and Southern Shores have their own municipal governments. Each is governed by a town council or board of commissioners. Mayors in Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Manteo, Nags Head and Southern Shores are elected by the voters; in Duck the mayor is elected by the town council from among its members. All municipalities have a town manager. Each town provides for its own police and fire protection, road maintenance, solid waste collection, zoning, planning, and building inspectionfunctions.    


Incorporated 2002 Zip Code 27949  
Office: 1200 Duck Rd., Duck Mail: PO Box 8369, Duck, NC 27949Hours: 9AM–5PM weekdays
255-1234 Fax 255-1236Website: Email:
Town CouncilMeets monthly 1st Wed. 7PM & 3rd Wed. 1PM at Town Office
Don Kingston, Mayor Term ends Dec. 2021135 Fawn Ct., Duck 255-4817
Monica Thibodeau, Mayor Pro Tem Term ends Dec 2021126 W. Sea Hawk Dr., Duck 261-6278
Sanford Whitman Term ends Dec 2021118 Tuckahoe Dr West., Duck 252-715-1186
Robert Mooney Term ends Dec 2021102 Pelican Way, Duck 646-489-4458
Nancy Caviness Term ends Dec 2021P.O. Box 8278, Duck 255-1050
Andrew Havens – Town Mgr.255-1234 Fax 255-1236
Lori Ackerman– Town Clerk255-1234 Fax 255-1236
Tax CollectionCall Dare Co. Tax Office 475-5952
Robert Hobbs – Town Attorney441-0871
Jeff Ackerman – Police Chief261-1112 (non-emergency) Fax 261-2108
Donna Black – Fire Chief261-3929 (non-emergency) Fax 261-5961
Joe Blakaitis – Chair, Planning Board Term ends May 1, 2021Meets monthly 2nd Wed. 6:30PM and 4th Wed. 6:30PM as needed
Joe Heard – Code Enforcement Officer255-1234
Steven McMurray, Building Inspector255-1234
Zoning Board of Adjustment – Contact Joe Heard255-1234
            KILL DEVIL HILLS Incorporated 1953 Zip Code 27948  
Office: 102 Town Hall Dr., KDH Mail: P.O. Box 1719, KDH 27948Hours: 8AM–5PM weekdays
449-5300 Fax 441-7946Website: Email:
Board of CommissionersMeets monthly by adopted schedule
Ben Sproul, Mayor Term ends Dec 2021908 Sixth Ave., KDH 202-8837
Ivy Ingram Mayor Pro Tem Term ends Dec. 20231002 Swan St., KDH 256-0423
Terry Gray Term ends Dec. 2021322 Pine Grove Trail, KDH 256-1064
BJ McAvoy Term ends Dec 20231810 Bay Dr., KDH, PO Box 1764 715-0267
John Windley Term ends Dec. 20211512 Small Place., KDH 902-4345
Debora Diaz, Town Manager449-5300 Fax 441-7946
Shawn Murphy, Ass’t. Town Manager449-5300
Mary Quidley, Town Clerk449-5302
Beverly Kissinger, Finance Officer449-5338 Fax 480-4074
Gary L. Britt, Police Chief449-5337 Police Dept. non- emergency Fax 441-8281
Troy N. Tilley, Fire Chief ext. 222480-4060 Fire Dept. non- emergency Fax 480-4069
Tax CollectionCall Dare Co. Tax Office 475-5952
Todd Olving & Kelley Wynn, Animal Control480-4047
Town Planning Board: 7 members appointed by Town Board of Commissioners for 3-year terms. Meets by adopted schedule 5:30 PM at Town Hall  Howard Buchanan, Chair 2058 Bay Drive, KDH 757-737-1131 James Almoney, Vice-Chair 900 Ninth Ave., KDH 252-441-5389
Zoning Bd. of Adjustment meets on request last Tues. 5:00PM at Town HallMichael Lowack, Vice Chair 106 Porthole Court, KDH 480-1568

  KITTY HAWK Incorporated 1981 Zip Code 27949  
Office: 101 Veterans Memorial Dr., KH Mail: P.O. Box 549, KH 27949Hours: 8:30AM– 5:00PM weekdays (except holidays)
261-3552 Fax 261-7900Website: Email:
Town CouncilMeets monthly 1st Mon. 6PM Town Hall
Gary Perry, Mayor Term ends Dec. 20213831 Herbert Perry Rd., KH 261-5332
Craig Garriss, Mayor Pro Tem Term ends Dec. 20215204 Birch Lane, KH 261-4922
David Hines Term ends Dec 2023306 First St., KH 573-9547
Lynne McClean Term ends Dec. 2023610 W. Kitty Hawk Rd., KH 202-9672
Jeff Pruitt Term ends Dec. 20213890 Poor Ridge Rd., KH 207-9055
Andy Stewart, Town Manager261-3552 Fax 261-7900
Lynn Morris, Town Clerk261-3552
Casey Varnell, Town Attorney261-2126
Tax CollectionCall Dare Co. Tax Office 475-5952
Joel Johnson, Police Chief261-3895 Police Dept non- emergency
Mike Talley, Fire Chief261-2666 Fire Dept. non- emergency
Rob Testerman, Town Planner261-3552
Town Planning Board – 5 members appointed by Town Council for 2- year terms. Meets 2nd Thurs. following Town Council meetings at 6PM, Town HallJohn Richeson, Chair 815 W. Kitty Hawk Rd., KH 261-7656 (h) 599-0413 (c)
Zoning Board of AdjustmentOn request with 15 days notice
David Lewis, Building Inspector261-3552
Council meetings air on channel 191 on Thurs. & Sun following the meeting @ 1PM & 7PM 
    MANTEO Incorporated 1899 Zip Code 27954 NOTE: Manteo is also the county seat. This section refers only to town government.  
Office: 407 Budleigh St., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 246, Manteo 27954Hours: 8:30AM–5PM weekdays
473-2133 Fax 473-2135Website: Email:
Board of Commissioners1st Wed. 6:30PM year round 3rd Wed. 4PM year round
Bobby Owens, Mayor Term ends Dec. 2021P.O. Box 505., Manteo 473-2721 (H)
Darrell Collins, Mayor Pro Tem Term ends Dec. 2023P.O. Box 217, Manteo 473-1722
Jason Borland Term ends Dec. 2023PO Box 1359, Manteo 473-7020
Richie Burke Term ends Dec. 2021800 Wingina, Manteo 473-1986
Betty Selby Term ends Dec. 2023PO Box 1485 423-0958
Christine Walker Term ends Dec. 2021P.O. Box 335, Manteo 423-1112
Eddie Mann Term ends Dec. 2021417 US Hwy 64/264, Manteo 216-7743
James Ayers II, Town Manager473-2133 Fax 473-2135
Shannon Twiddy, Ass’t. Town Manager/Finance Officer473-2133 Fax 473-2135
Becky Breiholz, Town Clerk473-2133
Wyatt Booth, Town Attorney919-981-4031
Vance Haskett, Police Chief473-2069 Police Dept. non- emergency
Talmadge Jones, Fire Chief473-2300 Fire Dept. non- emergency
Tax CollectionCall Dare Co. Tax Office 475-5952
Town Planning Board. Five members appointed by Town Board for 2-year, meets monthly 2nd Tues., 6PM Town HallMelissa Dickerson, Town Planner-- 473-2133  
Zoning Board of Adjustment meets on request473-2133
Melissa Dickerson, Planning Admin/Code Enforcement473-2133
Bldg Inspections Tue, Wed, Thur only473-4103

NAGS HEAD   Incorporated 1961 Zip Code 27959  
Office: 5401 S. Croatan Hwy. Mail: P.O. Box 99, NH 27959Hours: 8:30AM–5PM weekdays
441-5508 Fax 441-0776Website:
Board of CommissionersMeets monthly 1st Wed. 9AM. Meetings on TV channel 191 at 1PM & 7PM Sat & Tues following the meeting
Ben Cahoon, Mayor Term ends Dec. 20212616 S. Compass Ln., Nags Head 473-7396
Mike Siers, Mayor Pro Tem Term ends Dec. 20214638 S. Blue Marlin Dr., Nags Head 489-3861
Kevin Brinkley Term ends 2023332 W Bridge Ln., Nags Head 599-1475
Renee Cahoon Term end Dec. 2023P.O. Box 714, Nags Head 441-4847
Webb Fuller Term ends Dec. 2021P.O. Box 1003, Nags Head 305-9322
Greg Sparks, Interim Town Manager441-5508 Fax 441-0776
Andy Garman, Dep Town Manager449-2006 Fax 441-4290
Carolyn Morris, Town Clerk449-2009
John Leidy, Town Attorney335-0871
Linda Bittner, Tax Collector449-2008
Phil Webster, Police Chief441-6386 Police Dept. non- emergency
Randy Wells, Fire Chief449-2018 Fax 441-8268 441-5909 Fire Dept. non- emergency
Michael Zehner, Planning Director449-6044 Fax 441-4290
Cory Tate, Chief Building Inspector449-6043
Megan Vaughan, Chair Town Planning Board 423-11437 members appointed by Town Board for 3-year terms. Meets monthly 3rd Tues. 9AM
Zoning Board of Adjustment Jack Cooper, ChairMeets on request 2nd Thurs. 9AM


Incorporated: 1979 Zip Code: 27949  
Office and Mail: 5375 N. Virginia Dare Tr., Southern Shores 27949Hours: 8:30AM-5PM weekdays
261-2394 Fax 255-0876Website:
Town CouncilMeets monthly at the Pitts Center, 1st Tues. 5:30PM,
Tom Bennett, Mayor Term ends Dec. 2021218 Hillcrest Dr., Southern Shores 261-2511
Elizabeth Morey, Mayor Pro Tem Term ends 202359 Ginguite Tr., Southern Shores 256-1953
Jim Conners Term Ends Dec. 202183 Duck Woods Dr., Southern Shores 202-1508
Leo Holland Term ends 202323 Spindrift, Southern Shores 256-2488
Matt Neal Term ends 2023163 Wax Myrtle Tr., Southern Shores 455-3791
Cliff Ogburn, Int. Town Manager261-2394
Sheila Kane, Town Clerk261-2394
Bonnie Swain Finance/Human Resources261-2394
Ben Gallop, Town Attorney441-0871 Fax 441-8822
David Kole, Police Chief261-3331 Police Dept. non-emergency
Ed Limbacher, Fire Chief261-2272 Fire Dept. non-emergency
Town Planning Board  Five members appointed by Town Council for 3-year terms. Meets monthly 3rd Mon. 5:30 PM at Pitts Center. Contact through Town of Southern Shores
Zoning Board of Adjustment  Contact through Town of Southern Shores
David Bradley, Public Works Director261-2394
Wesley Haskett, Deputy Town Mgr/Planning Director261-2394
Dabni Shelton, Permit Officer261-2394


Office: 517 Budleigh St., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 968, Manteo 27954473-4290 Fax 473-3106 Website:
Tanya Lamo, County Extension DirectorDonna Hanusik, Administrative Assistant
HorticultureAmy Jordan, Ag Tech Program Assistant
Through education, assistance is given to residents, municipalities and landscape professionals in managing the coastal environment. Programs are offered in tree and lawn care, landscaping, soils, erosion control, pest management, and Master Gardener Volunteer training. A hotline is available for home horticulture questions. Please call or email
Family and Consumer ScienceDee Furlough, Extension Agent
Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research- based knowledge to work in their lives. Our program focuses on nutrition, health, food safety and food preservation.
4-H and Youth DevelopmentPaige Fuselier, Extension Agent
Young people “learn by doing” in special interest groups, clubs, school, and after-school programs. For children K-5 and Middle School, the 4-H program provides day camps and enrichment opportunities during school breaks and other out-of-school times.
Office: 2522 S. Croatan Hwy., NH Mail: P.O. Box 757, NH 27959480-3500 Fax 480-0121 Website:
Kenneth Kee, ManagerHours: 8:30AM–5PM Mon.-Fri.
The Center supports local employment by listing current job opportunities, referring qualified applicants and providing local labor market information. It assists job seekers in resume writing and employers in developing job descriptions and personnel handbooks. The Center serves Dare Co., Corolla, Ocracoke Island, and Currituck County.
Attorney General’s Office 9001 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-9001Toll free: 877-566-7226 919-716-6400 Website:
This office acts to protect the public from unlawful business practices. When contacting this office, explain your complaint clearly. Send brief but specific (where, when, what) information. Send photocopies  of any related written contracts, receipts, warranties, advertisements, or letters. This office can assist in mediation of disputes; it does not act as a lawyer for consumers in individual disputes. Complaints can be filed online.  
Avon995- 599141196 NC HWY. 1210AM–12PM & 1PM– 3:45PM Mon.–Fri.; 10:30AM–12:30PM Sat.
Buxton995- 575548042 NC HWY. 129AM–12PM & 1:30PM– 4PM Mon.–Fri.; 10:30AM–12:30PM Sat.
Duck261- 85551245 Duck Rd.Jun thru Sep: 9AM–4PM Mon.–Fri.; 9AM–1PM Sat. Jan thru Mar: 9:30 to 3:30 Mon. – Fri.; 9:30 to 12:30 Sat. Oct, Nov, Dec, Apr, May: 9:15 to 3:45 Mon. – Fri.; 9:15 to 12:45 Sat.
Frisco995- 501753590 NC HWY. 128AM–12:30PM & 1:30PM–4PM Mon.–Fri.; Sat. closed
Hatteras986- 231857689 NC HWY. 128AM–1PM & 2PM–4PM Mon.- Fri.; 10:30AM–12:30PM Sat.
Kill Devil Hills441- 5666302 S. Croatan Hwy.9AM–4:30PM Mon.–Fri.; 10AM-12PM Sat.
Kitty Hawk Southern Shores261- 22113841 N. Croatan Hwy.9AM–4:30PM Mon–Fri; 10AM–12PM Sat.
Manns Harbor473- 36776941 Hwy. 6412:15PM-4:15PM Mon.– Fri. 8:30AM– 11:30AM Sat.
Manteo473-2534Chesley Mall, 212B Hwy. 649AM–4:30PM Mon.–Fri.; 10AM–12PM Sat.
Nags Head441-7387100 W. Deering St.9AM–12:30PM & 2- 4:30PM Mon.–Fri.; 10AM–12PM Sat.
Rodanthe Waves Salvo987-227325969 NC HWY. 128:15AM–12 PM & 1PM– 4PM Mon.–Fri.; 10AM-12PM Sat.
Wanchese473-35513525 Mill Landing Rd.9AM–12PM & 1:00PM- 4:30PM Mon.–Fri.; 9:30AM–11:30AM Sat.
Office: 1865 W. City Dr., Elizabeth City 27909866-572-2819 Website: -
Service in English & SpanishHours: 9AM-4PM Mon thru Fri  
There is no Social Security office in Dare Co; Elizabeth City is the nearest office. Residents may call Elizabeth City @ 866-572-2819 or National @ 1-800-772-1213 (toll free).
Office:107 Exeter St.,  Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 669, Manteo 27954475-5604 Fax 473-6437
Patty O’Sullivan, Veterans Service Officer 
Available for assistance and information relating to veterans’ affairs.


County Tax OfficeDare Co. Justice Center 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo 27954
Becky Huff, County Tax Collector475-5954
Hosea Wilson, County Tax Assessor475-5940
Dare County residents pay real estate and personal property taxes to the County for county services and if they live within a town, pay additional property taxes to their town for town services. Citizens in unincorporated areas are taxed by the County for fire protection, certain community centers and trash collection.
A 1% land transfer tax is divided between the County and the towns.
A 6% occupancy tax for hotels, motels and rental properties including online travel & Airbnb is divided as follows: ·         2% to Dare Co. for beach nourishment and shoreline protection. ·         1% to the Dare Co. Tourism Board. ·         3% divided between county and town governments with 35% of the net amount going to the towns and 65% going to the county. The proceeds must be used for “tourism impacted” services.
A 1% prepared food and beverage tax and a 1% occupancy tax for   hotels, motels, and rental properties enables the Dare Co. Tourism Board to promote year round travel and tourism. Of the total, 25% must be used to alleviate the impact of tourism.
A State sales tax of 6.75% applies to most goods.
Call Center (Rocky Mount, NC) 877-252-3052
Regional Administrative Office in Elizabeth City, NC 252-338-7400
Auto registration office (NC license plate agency) is located in Island Pharmacy, Chesley Mall (210 Hwy. 64), Manteo 473-3926 Hours: 8:30AM–12:30PM, 1:30PM–5PM weekdays
Drivers Licenses: Division of Motor Vehicles, 2808 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head. 480-6465; Hours: M-F 8:00AM-5:00PM; Sat 8:00AM – 12:00PM Drivers may also register to vote when they get their driver’s license. Mobile  station is available at Hatteras Civic Center. Call for schedule.
Boat registrations are required for all boats with motors (including trolling motors) and sailboats over 14 ft. Forms can be obtained at marine or tackle shops. For information call NC Wildlife Resources Commission , 800-628-3773, website
Dog licenses are renewable Jan. 1 of each year at the Dare Co. Animal Shelter in Manteo, Northern Beach Office in Nags Head, & Health Dept in Frisco. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Kill Devil Hills requires a town license. Animals are required to wear tags at all times.
Hunting and fishing licenses are required. NC residents can order by calling toll-free 888-248-6834 or 919-707-0010, Mon.–Fri. 8AM–5PM, with payment by Visa or Master Charge only. Licenses are also available at stores that sell sporting equipment, at some general stores in hunting and fishing areas, and through the internet. For information call NC Wildlife Resources Commission, 919-707-0010, website Recreational saltwater fishing licenses are required. For information on saltwater fishing, call NC Dept. of Health and Natural Resources, Division of Marine Fisheries, 252-473-1233, 252-473-5734 or 800-682-2632, website A Recreational Commercial Gear License is required for residents only for gill net fishing, shrimping, or crabbing. Catch is not to be commercially sold. This license is available at Marine Fisheries, 1021 Driftwood Dr., Manteo. 473-1233.
Marriage licenses can be obtained from the Register of Deeds in the Dare Co. Justice Center, 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo. 475-5970. Hours: Mon.–Fri. 8:30AM–4:30PM


Supt. Of Schools, Dr.John D. Farrelly480-8888 Fax 480-8885
Board Office: 3020 Wrightsville Ave., Nags Head Mail: P.O. Box 1508, Nags Head
Board of Education Members are elected at-large in a Primary & General Election of even numbered years. Residency in districts from which they are elected, corresponding to those of the county commissioners, is required by law. Four year staggered terms begin in Dec. Board meets monthly, 2nd Tues. 5:00PM at announced school sites.
Mary Ellon Ballance, Chair District 4; term ends Dec. 2024PO Box 756, Hatteras, NC 27943 252-305-2685 (C)
Margaret Lawler, Vice-Chair District 3; term ends Dec. 202281 Gravey Pond Lane, Southern Shores NC 27949 252-261-5482 (H)
Susan Bothwell District 2; term ends Dec. 2024  PO Box 1833, Nags Head NC 27959 919-696-4873 (C)
Frank Hester District 1; term ends Dec. 2022PO Box 457, Manteon NC 27954 252-489-0847 (C)
Joe Tauber District 2; term ends Dec. 2022PO Box 2003 KDH 27948 (410) 491-9735 (C) Fax 255-0631
David Twiddy District 5; term ends Dec. 2024PO Box 2503, Manteo, NC 27954 252-473-3827 (H) 252-473-7533 (C) 252-473-2778 (Fax)
Carl Woody District 1; term ends Dec. 2024124 Raleigh Wood Dr., Manteo NC 27954 252-305-9265 (C)
Cape Hatteras Elem. (PK- 5) Buxton995-6196Principal: Sherry Couch
First Flight Elem. (PK-5) KDH441-1111Principal: Dr. Jodie Mitchum
Kitty Hawk Elem. (K-5) Southern Shores261-2313Principal: Dr. Gregory Florence
Manteo Elem. (PK-5) Manteo473-2742Principal: Steve Blackstock
Nags Head Elem. (PK-5) Nags Head480-8880Principal: Dr. Adrienne Palma
First Flight Middle (6-8) KDH441-8888Principal: Diane Childress
Manteo Middle (6-8) Manteo473-5549Principal: Tami Harper
Cape Hatteras Secondary (6-12) Buxton995-5730Principal: Beth Rooks
Dare Learning Academy473-2264Principal: L’Tanya Murray
First Flight High (9-12) KDH449-7000Principal: Chuck Lansing
Manteo High (9-12) Manteo473-5841Principal: John Luciano
All children 7-16 years old are required to be enrolled in classes.
Children must be five by Aug. 31 in order to attend kindergarten in that school year.
An after-school enrichment program is in operation at all elementary schools. It provides child care services with snack, homework supervision, and planned activities until 6PM. Director: Marsha Riibner-Cady 216-8613
A Head Start program is provided in Manteo for eligible children. Phone: 473-5246
College of The Albemarle (COA) Dare County Campus, 132 Russell Twiford Rd., Manteo 27959 Roanoke Island Campus, 205 Hwy. 64/264 Business, Manteo 27954Office hours: 8AM–6:00PM  Mon.–Thurs., 8AM–4:30PM Fri. 473-2264 or 473-3593 Fax 473-6008
Tim Sweeney, DeanWebsite:
The Dare Campus offers degree programs in College Transfer, Business Administration, Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts, Science, General Education and Arts. COA also offers occupational courses in areas such as Welding, HVAC, Hospitality Leadership, Marine Diesel Engine Repair, Jewelry etc.. Additionally, High School Equivalency and ESL programs and Hospitality & Tourism Certifications are available. Please see website for current course offerings.
For information on continuing education, call 473-2264, Roanoke Island Campus.
Office: 1 Festival Park Blvd. Manteo, NC 27954 Located within Roanoke Island Festival Park423-5240
Samantha Crisp, Director Tama Creef, Archivist Stuart Parks II, Website: banks-history-center
Reading Room: Open 9AM–5PM weekdays except state holidaysFacebook: Flickr:
The Outer Banks History Center is a regional archival facility administered by the State Archives of North Carolina. The OBHC’s mission is to collect, preserve and provide public access to historical and documentary materials relating to coastal North Carolina, and to serve  as an accessible, service-oriented center for historical research and inquiry. The OBHC is an excellent place to find historical photographs and records, explore family history, and learn about a wide range of local history topics    
East Albemarle Regional Library
Jonathan Wark, Dare Co. Librarian473-2372
Any Dare County resident or property owner may borrow materials free of charge. Parents must sign for children under 14 years of age. Library cards are honored at all libraries of the East Albemarle Regional Library (Pasquotank, Camden, Dare, and Currituck Counties). On-line services are available on the website. Call the Manteo Library for information  about homebound delivery. Research and reference services and inter- library loan are available for books and materials not owned by East Albemarle Library System.
Library policy is set by an 8 member board appointed by the County Commissioners, one of whom is a member of the library board.
Hatteras Library, Hatteras CommunityTues., Thurs., Fri. 10:00 AM–
Mail: PO Box 309, Hatteras 27943Wed. 1PM-7PM
986-2385 Fax 986-2952Sat. 10:00AM– 12:30PM Closed Mon.
Kill Devil Hills Branch, 400 Mustian St.,Mon,Thurs,Fri. 10AM–5:30PM
KDH 27948Tues, Wed. 10AM–7PM
Mail: SameSat. 10AM–4PM
441-4331 Fax 441-0608Closed Sat. in July & August
Manteo Library,700 N. US 64, Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954 473-2372 Fax 473-6034Mon. & Thurs. 10AM–7PM, Tues, Wed., Fri. 10AM 5:30PM Sat. 10AM–4PM Closed Sat. in July & August
Mail: P.O. Box 7624, Kill Devil Hills 27948216-7773  
Lynn Blackburn, ChairAll services are free of charge
The Council collaborates with other literacy organizations (COA, libraries, area churches) to provide services for adults including: Adult Basic Education, reading, basic math, GED, English as a Second Language   and US citizenship instruction. Individual or small group tutoring is provided. The Council also trains tutors who want to teach people to read, write and speak English, improve math skills, and/or get their GEDs. Volunteers are always needed to assist with fundraising, data entry and office/administrative tasks.


Main Office: 109 Exeter St., Manteo 27954 Mail: P.O. Box 669, Manteo 27954475-5003 Fax 473-5763 Website:
Satellite Offices: 50347 Hwy. 12, Frisco 27936   2514 S. Croatan Hwy., Nags Head 27959475-9320 Fax 995-6816    
Sheila Davies PhD, Director475-5076
Board of Health and Human ServicesTim Shearin, Chairman
The Public Health Division of the Dare County Department of Health Human Services encompasses Dare Home Health and Dare Hospice, providing nursing, therapies, social work, counseling and certified in- home nursing assistants for patients meeting eligibility requirements; Environmental Health Services, which inspects and issues permits for private and public institutions, including in-site sewage disposal systems, food and lodging facilities, and pools and schools; Community and Clinical Services, providing surveillance, prevention, education, and safety net clinic services, including investigating communicable diseases, case management services, and school health services. Health Education and Outreach Services, providing information, education, and outreach services to enable people to live healthier lives.


Port New Horizons Mental and Substance Abuse Services 2808 S. Croatan Hwy. Ste. B, Nags Head 27959441-2324   Fax 441-1994
Michelle Hawbacker, Program Supervisor
Provides substance abuse and mental health services, assessment and outpatient treatment services for adolescents and adults.
                  MEDICAL FACILITIES  
Community Care Clinic of Dare261-3041
Lyn Jenkins, Executive Director
The Community Care Clinic of Dare provides basic primary medical care, medication assistance, and wellness education for financially challenged, uninsured persons living or working in Dare County.
Hatteras Clinic—Patient registration, information, Medical Clinic and
50347 NC 12,Medication Dispensing: Every Tues. 5:30PM-8:00PM
Nags Head ClinicPatient care and registration available
425 HealthM-Th 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Center DriveSpanish to English interpreter available
Nags Head, NCMon & Wed.
27959 261-3041 
Dare Co. Dialysis Center 115 Exeter St. (behind Chesley Mall), Manteo 27954475-3530 Fax 475-3534 Hours: 6:00 AM-5:00 PM Mon.-Sat.  
Denisha Green, Clinical Manager
This 9-station end-stage renal facility is a partnership of Dare Co. and Vidant Health. A physician’s referral is required. Medicaid, Medicare, and most private insurance are accepted.
The Outer Banks Hospital 4800 S. Croatan Hwy. (MP 14) Nags Head 27959449-4500
Ronnie Sloan, FACHE, President
TOBH is a community hospital offering the latest in healthcare advances and technology including cancer care, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecologic surgery, emergency, birthing, imaging, diagnostic, rehabilitation therapy services and inpatient care. The hospital is a partnership between Vidant Health in Greenville, North Carolina and Chesapeake Regional Healthcare. OBH is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
Cancer Resource Center Medical Office Building 4810 S. Croatan Hwy, Suite 220, Nags Head 27959449-8265 Open Mon.- Thur 8:00AM - 4:30PM.; Fri. 8AM – 12:00 PM and by appointment
The TOBH Cancer Resource Center is dedicated to helping patients with cancer better understand their diagnosis and treatment and adjust to the changes that a cancer diagnosis brings. The Center offers a comfortable place to sit and browse the extensive library of resources including brochures, medical literature and local resources available to help people dealing with cancer. Trained personnel are available to assist with online computer searches as well. The image boutique has a variety of head coverings and wigs available that have been provided by the generosity of the community. All services of the Center are provided at no cost.
TOBH Cancer Outreach 4810 S Croatan Hwy,Suite 112, Nags Head, 27959Clinic Open 8:00AM-5:00PM Mon.- Fri.
Two specialty nurse navigators are available to consult with cancer patients and their families and assist them with cancer care coordination. The nurse navigator helps patients understand their diagnosis, reviews available resources including transportation, residential assistance & gap coverage & troubleshoots delays/barriers to care. This free service is available to all residents of Dare Co. regardless of place of residence or institution providing medical care
The Outer Banks Hospital Hands of Hope Program----- 449-4550 office 4810 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, 27959
Community volunteers are specially trained to support individuals and their caregivers facing a diagnosis of cancer. Examples include helping with errands, meals, transportation, respite care for the caregiver, light house or yard work and helping out with light office tasks. These
volunteers set an example of caring for others. This is a free service.
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center- Kitty Hawk 5112 N. Croatan Highway,Kitty Hawk 27949449-7474 Open 7 days a week including Holidays
No appointment necessary  8:30AM - 7:30 PM Walk-ins welcome
The Outer Banks Hospital Urgent Care Center & Family Medicine Milepost 14, 48023 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head261-8040 Open 7 days a week including Holidays 7:30AM - 6:30 PM
No appointment necessary. Primary care available by appointmentWalk-in welcome
The Outer Banks Hospital Radiation Therapy Center 4927 S. Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC 27959261-0777 Same or next day appointment Mon  -  Fri 7:30AM - 4:00PM
Board certified radiation oncologist, fully-licensed radiation therapists, medical physicists, dosimetrists and support staff. External Beam Radiation Therapy Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy Image-guided Radiation Therapy 
The Outer Banks Hospital Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy 4820 S.Croatan Hwy Nags Head, NC 27959449-4560 Mon to Fri 7:30AM – 6:00PM By appointment  
TOBH Outpatient Rehabilitation Therapy offers customized, comprehensive outpatient rehabilitative care to meet the ever- increasing needs of the community. Housed in the new, state-of-the- art Rehabilitation Therapy building on TOBH campus, services offered include physical, occupational, speech & balance therapies .
Outer Banks Medical Group Jennifer Allen, Mgr of Regional Operations – 449-5689  
The Outer Banks Medical Group is a multi-specialty physician group that provides high quality, compassionate care for the health & wellness needs of the Outer Banks community. There are over 30 primary & specialty care providers in locations from Southern Avon  
Outer Banks FamilyHours: 8AM-4:45PM Mon.-Fri.
Medicine, AvonBy appointment
40894 NC 12, Avon 27915 
Outer Banks Family Medicine-473-3478 Fax 473-3600
Manteo Mon-Fri 7:30 AM – 7:30 PM
604 Amanda St., Manteo 27954 Closed 12PM – 1PM for lunch By appointment
Outer Banks Family Medicine,449-5780 Fax: 449-5799
Kitty HawkHours: M-Th 8:00AM – 5:00PM
5120 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty HawkFri 8:00AM-2:00PM By appointment
Beach Medical Care LTD 4917 S. Croatan Hwy Unit 1B, Nags Head261-4187 Fax 261-5182 Hours: M-F 8AM-5:30PM; Closed Sat & Sun
Yvonne Taylor;
 Urgent care/family practice; walk-



Main Office: 107 Exeter St., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 669, Manteo 27954475-5500 Fax 473-9824
Satellite Office: 50346 Hwy. 12, Frisco  475-9320 Fax 995-6816
Chuck Lycett, Director475-5500
Tim Shearin, ChairmanBoard of Health & Human Services
Social Services provides a broad array of economic and services programs. Economic services include Medicaid, Health Choice, Food and Nutrition Services, and Work First. Services include investigation of child and elder abuse and neglect; foster care and adoption services, in-home aide services, child daycare, prevention services and emergency services. Social Services helps families make decisions about nursing home placement or institutional care of disabled or elderly members and provides or refers clients to emergency services.

Beach Food Pantry 4007 N. Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk Mail: P.O. Box 468, Kitty Hawk NC 27949261-2756 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 2PM-4PM Email: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram: BeachFoodPantry Website:
The Beach Food Pantry’s mission is to provide direct nutritional assistance to Dare County residents in a temporary crisis or emergency situation. Households are provided with at least a two-week supply of food based upon family size. The pantry provides food assistance up to four times a year, with a minimum of 30 days required between visits.
Office: 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954Reservations & information: 475-5640 Fax 473-3471
Sharon Flatt, SupervisorHours: 7:30AM–5PM Mon.-Fri.
Scheduled transportation is available to all Dare Co. residents for medical appointments, shopping, dialysis treatments, the nutrition site in Manteo, etc. Medical appointments are a priority. Anyone can ride.
  GEM Gentle Expert Memory Care  
Contact: Gail Sonnesso252-480-3354
12 Juniper Trail Southern
Works to provide support & resources for people living with dementia, their care partners & the community
Center: Hwy. 64 and Amadas St., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1490, Manteo 27954Hotline Crisis Phone: 473-3366
Michael Lewis, Director473-5121 Fax 473-9895
Hotline offers shelter and services to victims of domestic abuse, sexual assault, and human trafficking. It maintains a 24-hour emergency phone line to connect distressed callers with trained volunteers. Hotline is a private, non-profit organization supported by grants, contributions, and fundraisers as well as sales from its thrift shops. Thrift shops are located in Manteo, Nags Head, Kitty Hawk, Rodanthe, and Buxton. Karma Blue is located in Nags Head.
115 Mustian St PO Box 1663 Kill Devil Hills NC 27948480-0070 Fax 261-6342 Website:
Jenniffer Albanese, Executive DirectorHours: 10AM–2PM Mon., Wed., Fri.
ICO provides direct services to Dare & Currituck Co. residents who are facing a temporary emergency crisis. ICO also provides cancer outreach. ICO is an interfaith organization of volunteers who are supported by 48 local faith communities and local partners.
Older Adult Services: located in the Baum Senior Center, 300 Mustian St., KDH Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5635 or 475-5638 Fax 441-5600
Brandi Bohanan, Director
This is the county’s designated focal point on aging, serving the needs of adults 55 and older and their families. Countywide services include home- delivered meals, outreach, tax aid, health screenings, Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) which includes Medicare Part D counseling, recreational arts and crafts programs, Outer Banks Senior Games, volunteer opportunities, and fitness programs. Other activities include watercolor classes, duplicate bridge, pinochle, pickleball, canasta, etc.. Visit website for a newsletter and current calendar.
Fessenden Center 46830 NC Hwy. 12, Buxton Mail: P.O. Box 859, Buxton 27920475-5650 Fax 995-3944 Mon - Fri. 8:30AM - 5PM
Denise Norville, Leisure Program Supervisor
This county-owned multi-purpose facility is designed to serve Dare Co. residents of all ages. It provides programs and activities through Older Adult Services and the Parks and Recreation Department.
  Note: Dare County Center in Manteo listed on page 41 is also a Multi-Purpose Center.     YOUTH FAMILY SERVICES  
Children & Youth Partnership for Dare Co. 534 Ananias Dare St Manteo, 27954441-0614 Website: – visit to search for upcoming events & specific programs
Nancy Griffin, Executive Director 
The Partnership is a private, non-profit organization serving children birth through adolescence and their families in Dare Co. It administers the local Smart Start Program and serves as a clearinghouse of information and services available to Dare County’s children, families and other caregivers.
Dare County Friends of Youth 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5753 or 475-5754
Shannon Glaser, Program Coordinator
The Dare County Friends of Youth program recruits, screens, and trains adult volunteers to serve as one-on-one & group mentors to at-risk youth in the community. One-on-One mentors are matched with a youth with whom they spend time with at least twice a month, for the period of one year. Group mentors are paired with one or more youths, at group activities & other Friends of Youth sponsored events. The organization serves youths ages 6-17.


  LAW ENFORCEMENT AND PUBLIC SAFETY   EMERGENCY POLICE, FIRE, OCEAN RESCUE AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE TELEPHONE 911 For a dispatcher for police, fire and EMS non-emergency response   call 252-473-3444  
      POLICE PROTECTION   Each of the towns maintains its own police department. Law enforcement in the unincorporated areas of the county is under the jurisdiction of the County Sheriff’s Office. Both the NC Highway Patrol and the National Park Service have specific law enforcementresponsibilities.  


Office: Dare Co. Justice Center 962 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 757, Manteo 27954475-5980 Fax 441-9437
Doug Doughtie, Sheriff 
Capt. Alan Moran, Jail Admin.475-9220 Fax 473-5350
Capt. Trey Piland, Communications Dir.475-5705 Fax 473-4563
The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for law enforcement in the unincorporated areas of Dare Co., for serving civil and criminal papers, for courtroom security, and resource officers for the school district. The Sheriff is the custodial agent for the Dare Co. Detention Center located at 1044 Driftwood Dr., Manteo and the Regional Emergency Communications Center located at 370 Airport Rd. Manteo


Dare Co. Emergency Management Center Office: 370 Airport Rd. Manteo Mail: PO Box 1000 Manteo 27954475-5655 Admin Office 475-5750  
Drew Pearson, EM Director Steve Kovacs, Deputy Director James Wouten, EM Planner
Dare County Emergency Management is a unit of Government with the lead role in preparing for and coordinating response to emergencies both natural and man-made. The measures applied are an “All Hazards” emphasis reflecting prevention, response, recovery and mitigation programs.  Dare County Emergency Management is the local equivalent of the NC Division of Emergency Management at the State level. It works closely with all agencies (public & private) before, during and after emergencies to ensure for the protection of lives & property. Emergency Management has a full-time professional staff that receives specialized training in many varied fields. Like other public safety officials, staff members serve the community 24 hrs a day 365 days a year.
All Dare County Emergency Management information, along with related links can be found at management. Anyone can register to receive emergency alerts on the Department website.
For official information, monitor the following:
·         Internet – management ·         Radio – Designated EAS Station – WRSF 105.7FM NOAA weather radio station
Office: 370 Airport  Rd,  Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5750  
Steven Kovacs, County Fire Marshal
Fire protection is provided throughout the 860+ square miles of Dare Co. by 400 volunteer and career fire fighters in 14 individual fire districts  which support 17 fire stations and Hatteras Island Rescue. Each municipality is responsible for its own fire protection. The Dare Co. Fire Marshal acts as the liaison between the County Board of Commissioners and its fire districts. The office is responsible for the enforcement of the NC State Fire Code, assists the local fire departments in conducting fire investigations and cause and origin determinations. The office maintains a countywide fire data reporting system, is active in the area of fire prevention, and designs programs that are geared toward all citizens.


Office: EMS Station #1 1632 N. Croatan Hwy., Kill Devil Hills Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5710 Fax 441-1847
Jennie Collins, Chief; Terence Sheehy, Deputy Chief of Operations; Thomas Francisco, Deputy Chief of Safety & Training
Dare Co. EMS operates ground ambulances and an emergency medical helicopter out of 8 stations throughout the county. EMS provides advanced life support emergency medical care to all areas of Dare Co. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Emergency patients are transported to The Outer Banks Hospital and, if needed, transported by ambulance or helicopter to tertiary care hospitals in Elizabeth City, Chesapeake,  Norfolk, & Vidant Pitt Greenville. Dare EMS provides injury prevention programs, various life support training classes, and other educational opportunities for EMS professionals.
                ANIMAL SERVICES  
Outer Banks SPCA Dare County Animal Shelter 1031 Driftwood Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 2477, Manteo 27954  475-5620 After hours emergency service (injured animals or bites only) 473-3444
Kill Devil Hills - animal control officers and temporary animal shelter480-4047
Nags Head – animal control officer441-6386
Operated for the county under contract by the Outer Banks SPCA, it rescues stray dogs and cats, provides adoption service, low-cost spay/neuter programs, injured animal rescue, bite cases and rabies control, animal cruelty investigations, lost and found pets, humane education and other programs.
Rabies inoculations are required by the state for dogs and cats. Low cost rabies clinics are held periodically throughout the county. Proof of current rabies inoculation is required to obtain a Dare Co. dog license. Most towns have leash laws and may restrict dog beach access to off-season only.
Injured or dead red wolves: Report to US Fish and Wildlife Service, Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Office, 473-1131 x246.
Report stranded, injured or dead whales, dolphins, porpoises or seals to the Marine Mammal Stranding Network, (252) 241-5119.
Report stranded, injured or dead sea turtles to NEST, 441-8622. If shell is painted orange, it has already been attended to.
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island assists these groups, 473-3494.
Report rabid or suspect wildlife to Dare Co. Animal Control, 475-5620 or to NC Wildlife Comm. 491-6993.
Each town designates beach areas where life guards are on duty and the schedule for these services. Contact town halls for information.
The National Park Service is responsible for beaches at Cape Hatteras National Seashore. Call 473-2111 for information.
When conditions warrant, red flags designate NO SWIMMING.


1018 Driftwood Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-5880 Fax 473-5218
Shanna Fullmer, Director
Trash Collection475-5895
Kitty Hawk and the unincorporated areas of the county have trash collection provided through the county government under contracts with the towns.
Duck (255-1234), Manteo (473-2133), Nags Head (441-1122), and Kill Devil Hills (480-4080) and Southern Shores (261-2394) contract for their trash collection.
All Dare Co. solid waste is sent to a commercially operated regional landfill located in Bertie County. Tipping fees are reflected in the towns’ tax rate.
NC statutes prohibit the following in solid waste sent to landfills: yard waste, aluminum cans, anti-freeze, tires, motor oil, lead acid batteries, paint, hazardous materials (pesticides, herbicides, chemicals, etc.)
RecyclingCounty Recycling Coordinator 475-5890
There are several drop-off recycling centers in Dare Co. Most accept glass, aluminum and steel cans, some plastic (#1 & 2), paper, and cardboard. Some County centers accept used motor oil and old tires. Call 475-5890 for further information.
Dare County Public Works Compound 1018 Driftwood Dr., Manteo8AM-5PM Mon.–Fri. year round; 8AM– 12PM Sat year round
Manns Harbor Community Center 6677 Hwy. 64/264, Manns HarborOpen 24 hours daily, unattended
Stumpy Point Community Center 251 Bayview Dr., Stumpy PointOpen 24 hours daily, unattended
Wanchese Community Center 295 Old School House Rd., WancheseOpen 24 hours daily, unattended
Buxton 47015 Buxton Back Rd., Buxton8:30AM–4PM Mon.–Fri., 8:30AM– 12PM Sat.
Rodanthe, Salvo, Waves – Chicamacomico Fire Station, NC 12, RodantheOpen 8AM-5PM daily, unattended
DuckCurbside pick-up every Mon.: May 1 – Oct. 31, 1st and 3rd Mon.: Nov 1 – Apr 30
Kill Devil Hills, Public Works Complex, 701 Bermuda Bay Blvd. (off Colington Rd), Voluntary curbside pickup—252- 491-51058AM–4PM Mon.–Fri., 8AM–2PM Sat. 480-4080   Bay Disposal
Kitty Hawk, 4190 Bob Perry Rd. at county boat ramp Voluntary curbside pickup—252- 491-51058AM–3PM Mon.,Tues.,Thurs., Fri. 8AM-NOON Sat. Closed Wed & Sun  
Manteo – residents use County Public Works Compound dropoff location on Driftwood Drive. Residents can request a recycling can. Curbside pickup by Bay Disposal-Residents must request a can  
Nags Head – drop off centers: 1. Town Hall 2. Public Works Facility  Curbside pick-up: check website for schedule or call 441-1122 1.     8AM to sunset daily 2.     7AM to sunset Mon-Fri
Southern ShoresCurbside pickup: Trash every Monday, Recycle every Wednewday
Mosquito Control475-5885
Control methods include trapping, surveillance, larviciding, spraying
Sewage Treatment
Dare Co. does not have a countywide wastewater treatment system. Manteo and Stumpy Point have their own wastewater treatment plants.  Kill Devil Hills has a wastewater treatment plant with both commercial and residential customers that serve part of the Town. There are several private treatment plants that serve some real estate developments. Most county residents rely on individual on-site wastewater systems. Permits for installing new systems and repairing existing systems must be obtained from the Public Health Division, Environmental Health Unit.
Main Office: Dare County Satellite Office 2601 N. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills475-5080
Satellite Offices: Manteo Office, Dare County Administrative Bldg, 954 Marshall C. Collins Dr, Manteo (475-5092); Frisco Office, 50347 NC 12 Hwy, Frisco (475-5075)
Jack Flythe, Supervisor475-5075
Dominion Energy – supplies power to Dare Co. except for Hatteras Island866-366-4357
Cape Hatteras Electric Membership Coop – supplies power to Hatteras Island995-5616 To report outages – 866-511-9862
Tideland Electric Membership Coop - supplies service to mainland Dare Co.800-637-1079
Dare Co. Water Dept. 600 Mustain St., Kill Devil Hills 27948475-5990 After Hours 475-5812
Pat Irwin, Director475-5606
Dare Co. Water Dept. serves and bills customers in Colington, Duck, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Stumpy Point, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, Hatteras, and parts of Roanoke Island.
Kill Devil Hills (480-4080), Nags Head (441-5508) and Manteo (473-2133) buy water from the county and distribute it to their customers. Dare County’s Joseph “Mac” Midgett Water Plant serves Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo. 475-5780; after hours: 475-5812.
Dare Co. Cape Hatteras Water Dept. serves and bills Avon, Buxton, Frisco and Hatteras. 475-5760; after hours 475-5812  
Environmental Health Division, Dare Co. Dept. of Public Health does chemical water analysis and bacterial testing for private wells for a $30 fee each. 475-5080 (KDH) 475-5092 (Manteo)
Water taps applications:
Duck, Southern Shores, Martin’s Point, Kitty Hawk, Colington, Stumpy Point and parts of Roanoke Island outside the town of ManteoDare Co. Water Dept. 600 Mustian St., KDH 475-5990
Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and parts of ManteoAvailable at respective town halls
Rodanthe, Waves, and Salvo, Avon, Buxton, Frisco, and HatterasAvailable at the Frisco reverse osmosis plant; 475-5760


Lions Club Center, Westcott Park, ManteoMail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954
Tim White, Public Service Dir.475-5916
Youth Center & Family Recreation Park 602 S. Mustian St., KDH 27948 475-5920Charlotte Midgett, Division Coordinator
Fessenden Center, 46830 NC Hwy. 12, Buxton Mail: P.O. Box 859, Buxton 27920 475-5650Denise Norville, Division Coordinator
Lions Club Center, Westcott Park, 1000 Westcott Park Rd., Manteo P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954 475-5910Spencer Gregory, Division Coordinator
The department offers classes in swimming, tennis, drama, music, theater, gymnastics, arts, crafts, wrestling, karate; organizes youth/adult sports teams; helps sponsor an annual marathon and other special activities. Tennis courts, soccer, baseball and softball fields are provided for Dare Co. residents. An appointed Recreation Advisory Council oversees the department.
Dare County Center 950 Marshall C. Collins Dr., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1000, Manteo 27954475-9270 Fax 475-9278
Sandy Pace, Director 475-56258:30AM-5PM Mon.-Fri. Fitness center: 7AM-7PM Mon.-Thurs. 7AM-5PM. Fri.
Juanita Reveals Nutrition Site Coordinator475-9279
The Dare County Center is a multi-generational facility that provides resources, programs and activities for Dare Co. citizens of all ages including arts and crafts, exercise classes, cooking classes, theater productions, health and wellness programs, health fairs, family fun nights, estate planning, technology classes, tax assistance, and Medicare assistance. Nutritionally balanced meals are served five-days a week in a congregate setting or delivered to the home.
Headquarters for National Parks on the Outer Banks, located on the grounds of Fort Raleigh NHS Mail: Outer Banks Group,1401 National Park Dr., Manteo 27954473-2111 Websites:
David Hallac, SuperintendentHas administrative responsibility for the following sites which are open 7 days a week
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Bodie Island Visitor Center475-9501 No charge except to climb the lighthouse when open
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Hatteras Island Visitor Center475-9602 No charge except to climb the lighthouse when open
Cape Hatteras National Seashore, Ocracoke Island Visitor Center475-9701 No charge
Ft. Raleigh National Historic Site, Roanoke Island475-9001 No charge
Wright Brothers National Memorial, Kill Devil Hills475-9401 Entrance fee
View park websites for current hours 
National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center 100 Conservation Way, Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 1969, Manteo 27954Operated by US Fish & Wildlife Service. 473-1131 Mon - Sat. 9 AM - 4 PM Sun. Noon - 4 PM
Rebekah Martin, Refuge Complex ManagerHas administrative responsibility for:
Alligator River NWR, Dare Co. mainland473-1132 Refuge open daily during daylight hours No charge
Pea Island NWR, South of Oregon Inlet987-2394 Open year round, no charge Visitor Center: 9AM–4PM daily
Jockey’s Ridge State Park Carolista Dr. off Hwy 158, NH Mail: P.O. Box 592, Nags Head 27959252-441-7132 Website:
Joy Greenwood SuperintendentHours vary with time of year, no charge Open 7 days a week except Dec. 25
Park has limited handicap access. Programs focus on wind and sand,
weather patterns, indigenous wildlife, and local history. Call for information on current programs. Dune rides offered upon request and availability of staff for persons with disabilities. 24 hrs notice required.
Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum 59200 Museum Dr., Hatteras 27943986-0720, 986-0721 Fax 986-1212 Website:
Joseph Schwarzer, Executive DirectorIn Season: Mon.-Sat. 10:00AM-5:00PM Off Season: Mon.-Sat. 10:00AM-4:00PM
Exhibits showcase the maritime history and shipwrecks of the Outer Banks.
NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island, 374 Airport Rd., Manteo Mail: P.O. Box 967, Manteo 27954475-2300 Fax 473-1980 Website:
Larry Warner, DirectorHours: 9AM-5PM, daily admission charge
Come see aquatic life of the Outer Banks. Experience close encounter with fishes, rays, otters, snakes and the largest collection of sharks in the state. Dive shows, animal feedings daily, behind-the-scenes tours, STAR Center and more. Consider hosting your next special event or birthday party at the Aquarium.
Jennette’s Pier at Nags  Head 7223 S. Virginia Dare Tr., NH Mail: P.O. Box 1445, Nags Head 27959255-1501 Website: May to Oct: 6 AM to midnight Apr and Nov 7 AM to 9 PM Dec – March 9 AM to 5 PM
Mike Remige, DirectorDaily Fishing Fee: Call for rates Sightseeing Fee: $2 adult, $1 child (under 13)
One-of-a-kind educational fishing pier operated by the NC Aquarium. Features a modern classroom with daily programming, alternative energy demos, live animal exhibits, meeting and reception facilities, tackle shop with rod rentals, on-site ocean energy projects, and other unique displays.
Roanoke Island Festival Park One Festival Park, Manteo 27954475-1500 Event line: 475-1506 Website:
Kim Sawyer, Executive DirectorOpen Mar 6 - Dec. 31, 9AM-5PM daily except some holidays. Admission fee
The mission of Roanoke Island Festival Park is to involve residents and visitors of all ages in creative and stimulating exploration of Roanoke Island’s historical, cultural, and natural resources.


Elizabethan Gardens Ft. Raleigh north of Manteo 1411 National Park Dr., Manteo 27954473-3234 Fax 473-3244   Website:
Carl Curnutte, Executive DirectorOpen 7 days a week except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Day, New Years Eve and Day. Closed the month of February. Hours vary with the season.
Guided tours by appointment, special events and workshopsAdmission fee Memberships available
The Gardens are operated under the auspices of the Garden Club of NC, a non-profit organization supported by admission fees, donations, gift shop and plant sales.
Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve The Nature Conservancy of NC 701 W. Ocean Acres Dr., KDH 27948441-2525 Website:
Aaron McCall, NE Regional Steward Jennifer Gilbreath, Conservation Coordinator Eric Soberholm, Albemarle-Pamlico Restoration Specialist Brian Boutin, Albemarle-Pamlico Program Director Lora Eddy, Coastal Engagement Coordinator  Trails open dawn to dusk every day. Trail maps and other information available at the outdoor information counter. Pets must be on a leash. Pet cleanup is required.
NC Coastal Reserve 983 W. Kitty Hawk Rd. Kitty Hawk 27949261-8891 Fax 261-8892 Website:
Contact: Woody Webster 252-796-3709 Email:woody.webster@ncdenr.govHours: 8AM–5PM weekdays ; call in advance as schedule can vary
Responsible for management of 3 coastal reserves in the Northern Outer Banks: Currituck Banks, a national site, NC 12 north of Corolla; Kitty Hawk Woods, a state site, on Woods Road in Kitty Hawk; and Buxton Woods, a state site, on NC 12 in Buxton. These nature reserves are maintained for research, education and traditional use.


The Dare League of Women Voters is able to publish this guide through the generous financial contributions of the businesses and individuals listed on our back cover. In addition, we want to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals who have contributed money or in kind property to support our programs and activities throughout the year:

Barbara Becker
Linda Campbell
Dale Draper
Yvonne Duiker
Audrey Esposito
Sandy Feyrer
Tess Judge
Carole & Gary Kimmel
Dawn Kiousis
Susan & Craig Merrill
Andrea & Paul Schollaert
Soundfeet Shoes
Carol Sykes
Patricia & John Wander

Fire, Police, Ambulance, Ocean Rescue: 911 EMERGENCY MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
Outer Banks Hospital: 252-449-4500


Family Crisis Intervention; Domestic Abuse; Sexual Assault Response; HIV/AIDS Management

National Drug & Alcohol Information, Treatment & Referral Hotline

Call 24/7 to find social services & community resources


NC Road Conditions: 511;

NC Ferry Division: 800-BY-FERRY; NC Highway Patrol: 252-752-6118

Note: Information contained herein was current at the time the Citizen’s Guide went to press in January. Subsequent changes will be reflected in the next edition.

The League of Women Voters of Dare County is a nonpartisan political organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase the understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The local League is affiliated with LWV-NC at the state level and LWV-US at the nationallevel.

In Dare County, the League sponsors candidate forums prior to local elections for town, county, and state officials and publishes a voters’ guide about candidates, their biographical information, and platforms. Monthly informational meetings on topics of local interest are held for the general public. An annual project is the printing and distribution of the Dare County Citizen’s Guide which contains information about government and county services.

New members are welcome at any time. Membership is open to women and men, 18 years and older. Annual dues are $55 for an individual member, $80 for a household membership. No fee for students up to the age of26.

The League‘s website contains information about membership, programs, the monthly newsletter, the annual Citizen’s Guide, and contact information. There are links to the state and national organizations. The website is

The League of Women Voters is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to support programs, voter services, or the printing of the Citizen’s Guide are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. For further information, visit the website or contact either of the co- presidents.

For information about the League or membership, please contact co-presidents

Fran Kapinos Judy Lotas

League of Women Voters of Dare County P.O. Box 689

Kitty Hawk, NC 27949