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. 

Online Building Permits

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You may search for permit data for the unincorporated areas of Dare County by month/year, permit number, owner name or contractor name for the following permit types:

Building Permits  and sub-permit data for the incorporated towns of Dare County must be obtained through the municipality. Incorporated towns include: Town of Manteo, Town of Nags Head, Town of Kill Devil Hills, Town of Kitty Hawk, Town of Southern Shores and Town of Duck.

Permit information is available on-line from January 2005 to present and is updated daily after 5:00 PM

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