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Mobile Home Parks & Travel Trailer Parks

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The construction of mobile home parks and  travel trailer parks (also known as campgrounds) in unincorporated Dare County are regulated by the Planning Department. A summary of regulations applicable to each type of facility is available below. For more information contact the Planning Department Staff, who will be happy to help you.

Mobile Home Parks

Minor mobile home parks feature 10 or less mobile home sites.   Eleven or more mobile home sites are considered a major mobile home park.    Minor mobile home parks may be approved administratively by the Planning Department staff.  Major mobile homes parks must be reviewed and approved by the Dare County Planning Board.

Travel Trailer Parks 

The Dare County Travel Trailer Park Ordinance (TTPO) regulates the construction of travel trailer parks and campgrounds in unincorporated Dare County. For copies of the Ordinance, contact the Planning Department at 252.475.5870.

The purpose of the TTPO is to ensure that all new campgrounds in unincorporated Dare County are constructed to provide proper utility service, bathhouses, and maintained roads. The minimum campsite is 1500 square feet.

Travel trailers are permitted to remain in established campgrounds on a year-round basis, provided they comply with any applicable FEMA regulations and building code requirements for tie-downs. No attachments greater than a 100 square foot entrance landing may be added to travel trailers.

All proposed travel trailer parks must be reviewed and approved by the Dare County Planning Board. The submission procedures are similar to the procedures for subdivision plat approval.