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Posted on: October 18, 2022

Kill Devil Hills Beach Driving Permits


Beach Driving Permit Information

October 1, 2022 – April 30, 2023 is Beach Driving Season

To apply for a beach driving permit in the Town of Kill Devil Hills, you must complete an application at one of the two locations listed below: 

 KDH Finance Department: 

Cashier’s Counter, located on the second floor of Town Hall, 102 Town Hall Drive, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday

Seasonal   $25   October 1 – April 30      
Place on front bumper (driver’s side)

Temporary   $10    Up to 14 days from issue   
Place on driver’s side in windshield
Stop N Shop

100 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC

Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sunday – Saturday

Seasonal  ONLY

$25 cash                 

Good from  October 1  to  April 30               

Place on front bumper (driver’s side)

 Information you will need:

  • Vehicle license plate number
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN) – located on vehicle, registration card or insurance certificate
  • Payment – Kill Devil Hills accepts cash, check, credit or debit cards

The applicant will receive a copy of the Kill Devil Hills Beach Driving Access Maps and Regulations.


  • The speed limit for beach driving is 15 mph.
  • Driving is permitted daily from ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour following sunset.
  • Modified Utility Vehicles (MUTVs) are not permitted on Kill Devil Hills beaches.

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