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. 


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There are federal guidelines, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), that also apply in Dare County in addition to local and state regulatory programs.

FEMA rules affect construction in areas where the hazard of flooding from the Atlantic Ocean or estuarine waters exists. The majority of construction in Dare County is impacted by FEMA rules designed to mitigate the hazards posed by flooding from the ocean or sounds.

FEMA Regulations

You may visit the FEMA website at