Instructions for Getting a Beach Driving Permit

Go to KDH Town Hall (102 Town Hall Drive):

To apply for a beach driving permit in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, you must complete an application at the Finance Department cashier’s counter, located on the second floor of Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive.  

Town Hall Hours: 8:00 – 5:00, Monday - Friday

Information you will need:

Driver's License Proof of vehicle insurance
• Registration Certificate, which shows:
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Vehicle license plate number
Payment – Kill Devil Hills accepts cash, check, money orders, and credit or debit cards

Since the seasonal and temporary permits allow access to drive on Nags Head’s beaches, the applicant will receive copies of the Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Beach Driving Access Maps and regulations.  

Types of Permits:

Permit       Cost        Length of Time                       Placement on vehicle

Seasonal         $25 October 1 – April 30 Left front bumper

Temporary       $10        Up to 14 days from issuance           Driver's side windshield    

Where Can I Drive on the Beach:

From October 1 through April 30, vehicles with a beach driving permit can drive on Kill Devil Hills AND Nags Head beaches.  All applicants will be provided a beach driving packet with maps and driving regulations for each town.  Nags Head beach driving permits are also recognized on KDH beaches.  

Locations to Get a Nags Head Permit That Is Recognized in KDH:

Nags Head Town Hall, 5401 South Croatan Highway: 8:30-5:00, Monday - Friday

Nags Head beach driving permits may also be obtained at local tackle shops during their business hours.

For more information about KDH beach driving and permits, please call KDH Town Hall at 252-449-5300.

For more information about NAGS HEAD beach driving permits, please call Nags Head Town Hall at 252-441-5508.