The Dare County Planning Board will conduct a series of citizen input workshops to initiate the update process for the Dare County Land Use Plan.   Interested citizens are invited to attend these workshops to provide input to the Planning Board on important land use issues in unincorporated Dare County.  During the workshops, citizens will have an opportunity to discuss land use policies and implementation procedures in an informal setting.

April 23, 2018   5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Dare County Administrative Building  Room 238

954 Marshall Collins Drive Manteo, NC  

April 24, 2018  5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Fessenden Center   46830 Highway 12 Buxton NC 

April 25, 2018    5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. 

Thomas A Baum Center  300 Mustian St. Kill Devil Hills NC



Under the provisions of the NC Coastal Area Management Act, all coastal counties must prepare and update guidelines and policies for land use development within their jurisdictions. Such documents, commonly known as Land Use Plans (LUPs), provide local elected officials with a set of guidelines for development patterns and other land use issues that are important to the community.

Land Use Plans include policies on various topics, and implementation activities for the policies. Typically, LUPs include policies on such issues as water quality, residential and commercial development patterns, beach access, oceanfront and estuarine development, stormwater management, wastewater, and transportation.


Dare County Land Use Plan

 (pdf document)