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KDH Beach Driving Season

The Town of Kill Devil Hills’ beach driving permits are now available for purchase for the 2021-2022 beach driving season. The town’s beach driving season runs from October 1st through April 30th.

Beach driving permits are available at the second floor Cashier’s Window in KDH Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive (Town Hall hours are M-F, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)..

KDH seasonal permits are $25 and KDH temporary permits are $10 (good for 14 days). Temporary permits are only available for purchase at the KDH Town Hall. In addition to payment, the following information will need to be provided: driver’s license, proof of insurance, and the vehicle’s registration certificate (VIN number and license plate number).

The Towns of Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head have a reciprocal program that allows a KDH beach driving permit holder to drive on Nags Head beaches and vice versa.

Vehicle driving on beach

Please note: The new beach driving speed limit is 15 mph. In addition, storms and high tides can cause rough beach conditions and may limit driving room. During high tides, portions of the beach are likely to become impassible. Obey all closure signs and notices. Check the Town’s website and social media pages (FB, IG) regularly for any possible closures.

leave nothing but footprints on the beach

Leave Nothing but Footprints. . . 

We have the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful and clean beach. Please remove all trash and personal items from the beach each day. In Kill Devil Hills, leaving items on the beach overnight is prohibited.

Trash and other items left on the beach can be harmful to people, including emergency responders, and wildlife, like hatchling sea turtles that must make their way to the water to survive.

And, don’t forget to fill in all sand holes, which also create extreme hazards for others when left unattended.

We want all people and wildlife to be able to continue enjoying a safe and litter-free beach!

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 Kick Butt Initiative

The Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Commission (CAC) has been taking initiative to decrease the amount of cigarette butt litter throughout our community. They recently gathered with local Scout Troops and assembled 20 cigarette butt receptacles. These will be installed at various beach accesses and other locations in town. The town already has cigarette butt receptacles in place at a number of its beach accesses.

The CAC also has personal portable ashtrays available to assist smokers with another tool to help eliminate cigarette butt litter. If you’re interested in receiving a portable ashtray, email CAC Chairperson Sue Kelly at

Please do your part to keep our community clean by properly disposing of all smoking materials.

Cigarette butt receptacle at beach access


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County and Towns Transitions to New and Improved Emergency Alert and Notification Platform

The Town of Kill Devil Hills joins the other Dare County local governments in taking a step to improve emergency and selected non-emergency communications with our citizens and visitors. The local governments have chosen Rave Mobile Safety to deliver a new platform for county and town alerts and notifications.

Due to the switch to a new service provider, current subscribers' contact information and passwords are not transferable. Individuals who are currently subscribed to emergency alerts with Kill Devil Hills and Dare County will need to re-register with OBXAlerts.

To receive OBXAlerts notifications, simply click here to register and select your notification preferences in the new system. To view the video about the new OBXAlerts platform, click here

More information 

2021 KDH Solid Waste Schedule 

The Town’s advanced solid waste schedule highlights the entire year including holidays, bulk collections and other special collections. 

View the schedule

Reminder: Colington Island is an unincorporated area in Dare County; therefore, refuse collection for all of Colington Island is conducted by Dare County. Questions regarding sanitation collection for unincorporated areas of Dare County should be addressed to the County’s Public Works Department at 252-475-5880.

KDH Boards and Committees Advertisement

An Opportunity to Serve your KDH Community!

The Town of Kill Devil Hills is always accepting applications for appointments to its Boards and Committees. 

Applications and descriptions of the Town’s various boards and committees can be found on the Town’s website.

In 2019, the Town produced a video highlighting the importance of service on our Boards and Committees. Watch the video here.

Recent Town Videos

These videos and more can be found on the town's YouTube channel. 

Traffic Tips: Rules of the Road

This video highlights the rules and reminders as you travel in Kill Devil Hills.

Water Tower Project

This video highlights the replacement of the town's water tower.

KDH Water Tower - By the Numbers. . .

This video highlights the various statistics about the town's recently completed water tower. 

Pet Safety During an Emergency

This video highlights the KDH Fire Department's important safety information for pets and their owners during emergencies.