Dare County has declared a State of Emergency due to the unprecedented public health threat posed by COVID-19 and determined that restrictions and prohibitions are necessary to protect public health and safety and are also in keeping with the President's Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County. View details at   Click here for the latest information on COVID-19. 

The next meeting is 5:00 pm, April 20, 2020. 

Click here on 4/16/20 for the agenda packet for the upcoming meeting.


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Dare County is governed by a seven-member Board of Commissioners that conducts public meetings throughout the year on a regularly scheduled basis. Meetings are generally held on the first Monday of the month at 9:00 a.m. and the third Monday of each month at 5:00 p.m. Occasionally this schedule is adjusted to accommodate holidays and there are a few months each year when only one meeting is conducted. Meetings are held in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room in the Dare County Administration Building, 954 Marshall C. Collins Drive in Manteo.


The Board of Commissioners welcomes citizen participation on Advisory Boards and Committees. This type of grassroots public involvement is the foundation of democracy and a vital part of maintaining Dare County as a quality place to live. Click here to view current vacancies and upcoming appointments for Dare County Advisory Boards and Committees. 

Each regularly scheduled meeting begins with an opportunity for anyone to make public comments. During this time, you can let your voice be heard by speaking directly to the entire Board of Commissioners for up to five minutes on any topic or item of concern.  In an effort to encourage public participation, the Board accepts public comments from 2 locations - Commissioners Meeting Room in Manteo & through an interactive video link at the Fessenden Center Annex in Buxton.


Watch Meetings Live on Digital Cable -  Meetings are televised live on Channel 191 (Current TV Government) for local Spectrum TV customers. 

Stream Meetings Live on Any Device - Meetings may be livestreamed through Current TV from any device. Click here to view Current TV Government livestream.

Watch Meetings Online - Videos are available on the Dare County website typically the next day following a meeting. The agenda appears with the video player so you can easily select the portion you wish to view. Click here to view Dare County Board of Commissioner meetings online.