Planning and Inspections

Temporary Waivers for Food Service (COVID-19)

KDH Emergency Order for Food Service Temporary Waivers: The Town of Kill Devil Hills has enacted an Emergency Order for Food Service Temporary Waivers. The Order allows immediate temporary operation of food service trucks. The Order also allows temporary outdoor service of restaurant patrons at such time Governor Cooper takes action to allow restaurants and food-service establishments to seat patrons. In accordance with the Governor’s Order, indoor and outdoor dining at restaurants are prohibited at this time; at such time as Governor Cooper relaxes these restrictions indoor/outdoor dining may be permitted subject to the provisions of Town of Kill Devil Hills Emergency Order #3. At this time, restaurants/food establishments may operate on a pick-up/take-out, delivery basis.


 The Planning Department’s mission is to maintain orderly growth and redevelopment of the Town through efficient administration of sound growth management principles and planning practice.


Meet the Staff

Planning Director, 
Meredith Guns, 252-449-5318
Assistant Planning Director, Cameron Ray, 252-449-5311

Senior Planner, Ryan Lang, 252-449-5315
Zoning Administrator, 
Donna Elliott, 252-449-5310
Building Codes Inspector, Marty Shaw, 252-449-5313
Building Codes Inspector, Charles Thuman, 252-449-5312
Code Enforcement Officer, Jordan Blythe, 252-449-5316

Building Permit Information

One and two family dwellings, commercial construction, general information (including when a permit is needed), site plan review process.

Energy Star

Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR program was established by EPA in 1992, under the authority of the Clean Air Act Section 103(g). Section103(g) of the Clean Air Act directs the Administrator to "conduct a basic engineering research and technology program to develop, evaluate, and demonstrate non–regulatory strategies and technologies for reducing air pollution." In 2005, Congress enacted the Energy Policy Act. Section 131 of the Act amends Section 324 (42 USC 6294) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and "established at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency a voluntary program to identify and promote energy–efficient products and buildings in order to reduce energy consumption, improve energy security, and reduce pollution through voluntary labeling of or other forms of communication about products and buildings that meet the highest energy efficiency standards."

Under EPA’s leadership, American consumers, businesses, and organizations have made investments in energy efficiency that are transforming the market for efficient products and practices, creating jobs, and stimulating the economy. Now in its 20th year, the ENERGY STAR program has boosted the adoption of energy efficient products, practices, and services through valuable partnerships, objective measurement tools, and consumer education.