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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. 

For COVID-19 updates, general information, contact information for Town Departments and changes to their daily operations click here.

Thank you for protecting our OBX community by wearing a mask, waiting 6 feet apart, and washing hand

Vehicle driving on the beach in KDH

Beach Driving in Kill Devil Hills 

The Town of Kill Devil Hills' beach driving permits will be available for purchase for the 2020-2021 beach driving season beginning October 1, 2020.

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.

More information:

Fall 2020 Bulk Collection Schedule

The Town of Kill Devil Hills Public Services Department will begin collection of APPROVED bulk trash items generated from IMPROVED properties within the Town on Monday, October 19, 2020. Approved items for collection may be placed in the street right-of-way not earlier than Sunday, October 4, 2020 and not later than Sunday, October 18, 2020.

Non-approved materials, mixed piles, and items that are improperly sorted will not be collected!

More information: 

KDH Trash Truck
KDH Ocean Rescue Lifeguard on stand

KDH Ocean Rescue Extends Services

Kill Devil Hills Ocean Rescue Lifeguards have been working hard all summer to ensure the safety of Town residents and visitors. Following the Labor Day holiday, our fixed lifeguard stands are typically removed from the beaches, and a roving patrol keeps watch over our beach.

With the anticipated increase in this year’s population, in addition to our usual roving patrol, the Town will be extending its Ocean Rescue services until October 15, 2020, by keeping five fixed and staffed lifeguard stands at the following beach accesses: Hayman Boulevard, 5th Street, 2nd Street, Ocean Bay Boulevard, and Neptune Drive.

An Opportunity to Serve your KDH Community!

The Town of Kill Devil Hills is always accepting applications for appointments to its Boards and Committees. There are currently vacancies on the Planning Board and Community Appearance Commission.

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.

KDH Boards and Committees Advertisement

Destination Dare Segments from KDH

KDH Public Information Officer
This video segment, made in conjunction with Current Television, highlights the role of Public Information Officer for the Town of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.  

KDH Beach Accesses and Amenities

This video segment, produced in conjunction with Current Television, highlights the special amenities at beach accesses in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.

Voting Information

The last day to register to vote for the Tuesday, November 3, 2020, Election Day is October 9, 2020.

Any person registered to vote in North Carolina and seeking to vote in an election may use any of the following methods to cast a ballot—

Exercise your right to vote

1. “Absentee” or “Vote by Mail” (they are essentially the same thing)
Download a ballot request form at State Absentee Ballot Request Form OR, call the Dare County Board of Elections at 252.475.5630, ask for the form and it will be mailed to you. Fill it out and send it to Dare County Board of Elections, PO Box 1000, Manteo, NC 27954.

You will receive your ballot by mail after September 4th. Vote your ballot then return it in the official, pre-addressed envelope provided. To be counted, it must reach BOE by 5 p.m. on Election Day, Nov.3. However, mail-in ballots received by Nov. 6 will be counted if they are postmarked Nov. 3 or earlier. For more information, visit or You will be able to track your ballot after you mail it in.

Check your voter registration ahead of the October 9 deadline

2. One-Stop Early Voting 
This year, Early Voting begins on October 15 and runs through October 31. To early vote, visit any of the three early voting polling locations in Dare County:
Kill Devil Hills Town Hall; Cape Hatteras Secondary School Auditorium (Buxton) or the Administration Building in Manteo.

This form of voting also allows you to register and vote on the same day if you haven’t registered already. More information here, one-stop voting page.

Early Voting Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 AM to 7:30 PM
Saturday, Oct 17 8 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, Oct 24 8 AM to 6 PM
Saturday, Oct 31 8 AM to 3 PM

Voting in the 2020 election

3. Election Day, November 3
To vote in person on Election Day, you must go to your assigned precinct polling place. Polls will be open 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Polling places have changed due to need of larger spaces to allow for social distancing so voters should check their precinct location for this election on Nov. 3.  

KDH Polling Place:

First Flight Middle School Gym - 109 Veterans Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

You can update your voter registration online through the DMV

Is it true that I can register to vote online? Yes. The State Board of Elections and NCDMV now offer certain online voter registration services for existing DMV customers. If you are a DMV customer with a N.C. driver’s license or DMV-issued ID, you may now register to vote or change certain parts of your registration online

What parts of my registration can be changed online? Existing DMV customers may register to vote, update their voter registration address, or update their party affiliation. They may not change their name.

Check out , the on-line Voter Guide, so that you can make informed voting decisions!  

Need more information? Contact the Dare County Board of Elections office by phone at
252- 475- 5631 or by email at

hurricane prepardness

We are officially in hurricane season. Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, especially during the pandemic. Give yourself more time than usual to prepare.

Learn more about preparing for hurricanes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Beach Safety

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

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 litter-free beach!

leave nothing but footprints on the beach

Ocean conditions on the Outer Banks can change rapidly and without notice. Take extra precautions by signing up to receive beach related alerts by texting "Join OBXBEACHCONDITIONS" to 30890. Once you no longer need updates, simply text "STOP" to 30890.

Text  "Join OBXBEACHCONDITIONS" to 30890 for beach alerts

Swimming in the ocean is not the same as swimming in a pool or lake. Wind, waves, the change of the tide, the slope of the beach, an other factors can cause strong currents to be present in the water even on the calmest days. Ocean conditions can change from day to day and hour to hour. Before going in the water, spend a few moments watching the waves. Wave patterns are a good indicator of the presence of currents and of places where deep water and other "surprises" are located. 

Break the Grip of the Rip Current

KDH Police Department offers free bicycle helmets and safety tips to youth

Due to COVID-19, the Town’s annual fireworks event has been postponed from Saturday, September 5, 2020, to Thursday, December 17, 2020. The Town is exploring the option of livestreaming this event so that everyone may choose to watch.

Annual KDH Fireworks Event to be held on December 17, 2020

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