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2021 Ice Cream Social Event

Effective Monday, August 16, 2021 Face Coverings are Required in all Public Spaces at the Kill Devil Hills Town Hall and Facilities; Walk-In Traffic is Now Restricted and Appointments are Required to Conduct Business with Town Staff.

For nearly 18 months, we have faced direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 virus.  Through this time, and during some irregular conditions, one of Kill Devil Hills' most important priorities has been to take precautions vital to protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our citizens, visitors and staff.  Now, with the emergency of the COVID-19 Delta variant we find it necessary to revisit previous precautions, and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  We strive to mesh public demands and public safety; our goal is to continue to provide the highest level of service possible.  Together we will make a difference, and together we will get through these trying times. 

  • EFFECTIVE MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 2021 FACE COVERINGS ARE NOW REQUIRED TO BE WORN
  • WALK-IN TRAFFIC IS NOW RESTRICTED AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO CONDUCT BUSINESS WITH TOWN STAFF
  • www.kdhnc.com, all departments’ contact information is included on each webpage

    • Administration:           252-449-5300
    • Planning:                     252-449-5318
    • Finance:                       252-449-5338
    • Police:                         252-449-5337 
  • PLEASE FOLLOW ARROWS TO COMMUNICATE FURTHER WITH EACH DEPARTMENT
  • SIMPLE PAYMENTS MAY BE MADE AT THE DROP BOX IN THE PARKING LOT
  • THE PUBLIC SERVICES ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT IS LOCATED IMMEDIATELY SOUTH OF THIS LOCATION AT 103 TOWN HALL DRIVE, 252-480-4080
  • ADA Symbol Of Accessibility Signs โ€“ ADA Sign Depot  ASSISTANCE MAY BE OBTAINED BY CALLING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

Frequently Asked Questions for Executive Order No. 224 can be found here.


KDH Beach Driving Begins October 1
 Permits Now on Sale

Vehicle driving on beach 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.). Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Town Hall is open by appointment only. Please call 252-449-5338 to schedule a time best for you to pick up your beach driving permit and information packet.
 
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.
 
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.  


 

hurricane prepardness

As we move through the end of August the height of active hurricane season is just ahead.
Are you ready for an emergency?

Emergency Planning for Families
Make sure your family has a plan in place in case of an emergency. Before an emergency happens, sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency.

Emergency Planning for Pets:
Be sure to include your pets in your disaster preparedness planning. Map out pet-friendly accommodations, in the event of an evacuation. Have an emergency supply kit ready for your pets. Confirm that your pets have up-to-date identification and contact information on their collars, tags, and microchips.

Emergency Planning for Businesses:
Every year, emergencies can drastically affect businesses. By planning ahead business owners can limit injury, property damage, and return to daily operations sooner. Business owners should take precautions by: having plans in place to ensure staff safety, reviewing insurance coverage, improving cyber security, securing their facility and any equipment.

Find more tips: ready.gov/hurricanes

 OBX beach scene

 ๐‘ฒ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’Ž๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”: ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’… ๐’–๐’๐’”๐’‚๐’‡๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’“๐’”.

 ๐‘ต๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’˜๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’†, ๐’”๐’˜๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’‚ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’†๐’ˆ๐’–๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’…/๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’•.

 ๐‘ฒ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’†, ๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’Š๐’…, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’“๐’Š๐’‘ ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”.

 ๐‘บ๐’˜๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’‡๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’”, ๐’‡๐’“๐’†๐’† ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’›๐’‚๐’“๐’…๐’”.

 ๐‘ซ๐’ ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’…๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’๐’“ ๐’–๐’๐’„๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“; ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’• ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’”๐’•.

 ๐‘ฒ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘.


Removal of lifeguard stands in KDH

With schools starting, Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue lost a large number of its staff. As a result, numerous lifeguard stands have been/will be removed from the beach.

As permitted, lifeguards will remain stationed at the following accesses on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through the end of September 2021:

  • Hayman Street
  • 5th Street
  • 2nd Street
  • Ocean Bay Boulevard
  • Neptune Drive

Five roving vehicles will also patrol the beach. However, if you do not see a lifeguard present and have an emergency dial 911.

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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Cigarette butt receptacle at beach access

Help Kill Devil Hills
 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 sdkelly927@aol.com.

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

Text OBXBEACHCONDITIONS to 77295

 to sign up for beach-related weather and ocean condition alerts.

What to do if you're caught in a rip current


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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.

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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.