The Dare County Planning Department is responsible for land-use planning and building and fire inspections in the unincorporated portions of Dare County. This service area includes: Colington, Hatteras Island, Martin's Point, the mainland portions of Dare County, and areas of Roanoke Island outside the Manteo town limits.
The Planning Board, appointed by the Dare County Board of Commissioners, meets on a regular basis to consider issues of land-use planning in unincorporated Dare County. A list of members and the jurisdictions they represent are available on the link "Planning Board." A schedule of meeting dates and minutes are also available.
Building permits must be obtained from the appropriate inspection office for the geographical location of the construction project. A list of the three inspection offices, and the areas they serve, are listed below. Sub-permits for mechanical, plumbing, or electrical work may be obtained at any of the offices regardless of the construction location.
Planning Department Offices
All offices are open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Manteo - Serves all of unincorporated portions of Roanoke Island including Wanchese and the mainland areas of Dare County encompassing East Lake, Manns Harbor, Mashoes, & Stumpy Point
Frisco - Serves all of Hatteras Island
Kill Devil Hills - Serves Baum Bay, Colington, and Martin's Point areas
|Planning Department Office - Frisco||50347 NC Highway 12|
Frisco, NC 27936
|Planning Department Office - Kill Devil Hills||2601 North Croatan Highway|
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
|Planning Department Office - Manteo||954 Marshall C. Collins Drive Room 148|
Manteo, NC 27954