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2021 First Flight Holiday Markets

Once-Per-Week Refuse Collection begins on November 1, 2021

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.

hydrant flushing

Hydrant Flushing to Begin 11/3

The Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department will conduct its fire hydrant flushing program beginning Wednesday, November 3, 2021, and lasting approximately until Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Customers may experience a momentary loss of water pressure or temporary water discoloration and should check color of water prior to washing clothing.

To find out if flushing is occurring in a specific area, please call the Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department at (252) 480-4080.

Live Oak Tree with Kill Devil Hills Sign in front of it

Adopt a Live Oak Tree

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Community Appearance Commission (CAC) worked to establish an official town tree, the Live Oak. Awareness and preservation efforts are conducted during the month of May with a ‘Love Your Live Oak’ campaign. Leading up to the campaign, the CAC will be accepting applications from KDH residents who are interested in receiving a live oak tree, at no cost to them, to plant on their property.
To receive a free young Live Oak Tree, please complete an application.
 Applications will be collected through the last day of the year for review by the CAC in January. Limit one application per property owner.

Removal of lifeguard stands in KDH

As the summer season has ended, lifeguard stands have been removed from the KDH beach. However, a few roving patrols are still present. If you do not see a lifeguard present and have an emergency dial 911.
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’‘.

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.

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Stay prepared during hurricane season
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!

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

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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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.

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.