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. Additional Information
Planning Department Offices
Kill Devil Hills
County Administration Bldg
954 Marshall C Collins Dr
Manteo NC 27954
Unincorporated portions of Roanoke Island including Wanchese and the mainland areas of Dare County encompassing East Lake, Manns Harbor, Mashoes, & Stumpy Point County Satellite Office
50347 NC Hwy 12
Frisco NC 27936
All of Hatteras Island County Satellite Office
2601 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills NC 27948
Baum Bay, Colington, and Martin's Point areas
James “Buddy” Shelton
Chief Building Inspector
Fax: 252.473.6653 ADDRESS
Dare County Satellite Office
2601 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948 Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
What is beach nourishment?
Beach nourishment involves the dredging and placement of large amounts of sand from offshore sand sources. The sand is placed according to an engineered plan with specific criteria for a built beach and storm protection.
How will beach nourishment affect my visit to the Outer Banks?
Many Outer Banks areas will not be impacted by the current project. However, if you are staying in or accessing beaches in portions of Duck, Southern Shores, Kill Devil Hills, and Kitty Hawk between the months of May and September 2017*, you may be affected. Beach nourishment is also happening in Buxton on Hatteras Island from June 1 through August 31, 2017. Detailed sand pumping location information will be available on the progress map, which will be updated during construction. Depending upon the location of the operations, you may experience some temporary construction noise, night illumination, and beach access diversions. Please be patient with our much needed project – beach nourishment is vital to our towns’ future.
Why does dredging take place in the summer months?
Dredging operations offshore of the Outer Banks typically take place in the summer months because it is much safer for the crews working on the offshore dredge. The increased risk of safety and anticipated decreases in productivity in the winter months when sea conditions can shut down dredge operations were found to drive the costs of the projects up to a point where they would have no longer been financially viable.
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