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Stay Home Stay Healthy

A “Stay Home - Stay Healthy” declaration for Dare County, which aligns with North Carolina’s statewide Stay at Home order, is in effect to further minimize opportunities for exposure and transmission of COVID-19.

Frequently asked questions about the order, summaries of what citizens can do and should not do, and other information can be found here.

The Town of Kill Devil Hills State of Emergency Declaration that is currently in effect can be read here.

Help us so that we can continue to help you. Please stay home as much as possible. By staying home, you are not only protecting yourself and your family, but also those who are working for you.

Stay healthy, stay happy, stay home, Kill Devil Hills. We’re all in this together. ❤️

Stay Prepared & Informed Regarding COVID-19

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ top priority continues to be the health, safety, and well-being of its citizens. Offices at the Town Hall are currently open; however, access is restricted. Access into the Town Hall will be granted by an appointment only. If you have business with the Town call, email, or visit our website ( to schedule an appointment or to gain additional assistance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Our goal is to continue to provide the highest level of service possible, while taking necessary precautions to protect both our staff and our customers.

Department’s Contact Information and Daily Operations Updates:

Administration - (252) 449-5300,

Finance - (252) 449-5338,, Daily Operations Information

Fire - (252) 480-4060, (For emergencies dial 911), Daily Operations Information

Planning & Inspections - (252) 449-5318,, Daily Operations Information

Police - (252) 449-5337, (For emergencies dial 911), Daily Operations Information

Public Services - (252) 480-4080,, Daily Operations Information, Solid Waste Info

latest news

Area Closures:

  • In accordance with the Governor’s Stay at Home Order (Executive Order No. 121), the Town of Kill Devil Hills has temporarily closed the following facilities: the restrooms and playground at Aviation Park, the playground at Copley Park, the playground at Hayman Park, and the restrooms at the Ocean Bay Boulevard beach access. These facilities will remain closed to the public until further notice.

  • The Town’s Dry Trash Drop Off and Recycle Center is closed until further notice.

    Read the FAQs about Executive Order 121

Utility Customers:

  • In accordance with the Governor’s Executive Order 124, water account disconnections for nonpayment are suspended until June 1, 2020.  In addition, no new penalties or late fees will be applied during this time.

      Through June 1, 2020, water accounts:

  • will not be disconnected for non-payment
  • will not have new penalties for late payments imposed, or be pursued to collect on current penalties due
  • will be offered a payment plan for up to 6 months (please contact 252-480-4080 to be put on a payment plan)
  • will continue to be provided information about account balances
  • will continue to be responsible for paying their water bills

    Read the FAQs about Executive Order 124


KDH Cancelled, Modified, or Rescheduled Events and Services

As of 4/8/20 at 8:45 a.m.

  • The Blood Drive that was scheduled for April 8th has been cancelled.
  • The Neighborhood Watch meeting that was scheduled for April 16th has been cancelled. 
  • The Community Appearance Commission meeting that was scheduled for April 23rd has been cancelled. 
  • The Town’s annual Trash Attack! community clean up event that was scheduled for April 25th  and its corresponding poster contest, ending on March 24th, have both been cancelled.

news updates

View all updates from KDH on COVID-19 here:

Reliable Information Sources and Helpline Contacts


Managing Your Overall Health:

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has compiled a list of available support resources, which can be found on their website here.

Phone Numbers: 

  • Dare County COVID-19 Call Center: 252-475-5008 - open daily from 8:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • NC State Coronavirus Helpline: 1-866-462-3821
  • NC211: North Carolinians can dial 2-1-1 or text COVIDNC to 898211 to receive general info & updates on COVID-19. NC211 can refer callers to community resources for help with food, shelter, parenting, health care & more. It cannot provide direct medical service. 

Video Updates from the Dare County

 Department of Health and Human Services

For past video updates, visit: 

April 8, 2020 1:30 p.m. update:

Information on Entry into Dare County:

Visitors and non-resident property owners are prohibited from entering Dare County.This decision was made by the Dare County Control Group due to the unprecedented health threat posed by COVID-19 to protect public health and safety. The guidelines are in keeping with the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America to limit the risk of exposure and the spread of COVID-19. Visit for complete information.

If you would like to share your concerns regarding the decision to restrict access to non-resident property owners and visitors, submit an email to

Reentry Permits:

All reentry permits are issued by Dare County Emergency Management. To apply for a reentry permit, visit their website at 

Once your application has been approved by DCEM, it will be delivered as Adobe PDF file attached to an email from

If you complete the application and do not receive a response from, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder. If unable to print your permit, have it readily available for display on your mobile device.

Reentry permits from previous years will NOT be accepted.

More information on travel restrictions in Dare County: