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 NC Division of Coastal Management, under the direction of the Coastal Resources Commission, in cooperation with local governments in the 20-county coastal area has developed a program of permit review and coordination within these areas of environmental concern. Each county has a Local Permit Officer (LPO) on staff to assist its residents with the CAMA rules. As a rule of thumb, any development along the oceanfront or estuarine shoreline is impacted by CAMA regulations. Depending on the scope of development, either a minor or a major CAMA permit may be necessary before commencing work.