Coronavirus (COVID-19)

TOWN OF NAGS HEAD UPDATES, INFORMATION & CANCELLATIONS

The Town of Nags Head will be under a Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order starting Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 5 pm. Dare County and its other municipalities have also issued a Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order, which was updated Saturday, March 28, 2020 to align with Governor Cooper’s March 27, 2020 Stay at Home Order

View the Stay Home, Stay Healthy guide

Town offices remain open; however, we are strongly encouraging the public to conduct their business with the Town either via the phone or online. Note that the administrative offices for the fire and police departments are closed to the public. You can reach them at the phone numbers below (as always, call 911 for an emergency). 

Water and tax bills can be paid via the drop box near the flag pole in front of Town Hall.

For additional assistance, please call the following departments:

  • Planning Department – 252-441-7016 / 252-449-2002
    If you need assistance or would like to discuss how we may be able to meet your needs remotely, please call 252-441-7016 or email planning@nagsheadnc.gov.
  • Building Permits – 252-449-6048
    Trade permits can now be applied for and issued online. Additionally, in some cases we are able to make arrangements over the phone or by email to coordinate the submittal of building permit applications and materials, issue permits and take payments.
  • Receptionist – 252-441-5508
  • Water – 252-449-2004
  • Taxes – 252-449-2008
  • Town Manager’s Office – 252-449-2021
  • Town Clerk’s Office – 252-449-2009
  • Police Department (Non Emergency)– 252-441-6386 / 252-449-2026
    The Police Department’s administrative offices are closed to the public to keep our employees healthy.
  • Fire Department (Non Emergency) – 252-441-5909
    The Fire and Ocean Rescue Department’s administrative offices are closed to the public to keep our staff healthy. As always, call 911 for any emergency. Non-emergency calls can be made to Dare Central at 252-473-3444.
  • Public Works Department - 252-441-1122

For a more comprehensive listing of departments and staff, view our Department Directory

  • Utility (water) and Other Miscellaneous Payments (tax) - All residents are encouraged to conduct Utility or other Miscellaneous Payments Online OR by depositing your payment in our Town Hall Utilities Payment Dropbox (located outside by the Town Hall flag pole) OR by calling the Town offices at (252) 441-5508 and making your payment over the phone during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
  • Other Business - All residents are encouraged to conduct other business with the Town, where possible, by calling the Town offices at (252) 441-5508 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
    • Trade permits can now be applied for and issued online.  Additionally, in some cases, we are able to make arrangements over the phone or by email to coordinate the submittal of building permit applications and materials, issue permits and take payments.  If you need assistance or would like to discuss how we may be able to meet your needs remotely, please contact the Planning Department at (252) 441-7016 or email planning@nagsheadnc.gov 
  • State of Emergency - In accordance with Section 14-1 of the Town Code and pursuant to NCGS 166A-19.31, the Mayor has declared a State of Emergency in the Town of Nags Head in order to limit the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and to help protect the health and well-being of residents and visitors in the Town of Nags Head.  The Mayor has prohibited mass gatherings in the Town of Nags Head as follows.  A mass gathering is defined as any event or convening that brings together more than fifty (50) persons in a single room or single space at the same time, such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. This includes parades, fairs, and festivals. A mass gathering does not include normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where more than fifty (50) persons are gathered. It also does not include office environments, restaurants, factories, grocery stores or other retail establishments. This prohibition is in effect as of Monday, March 16, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. and shall remain in effect until modified or rescinded.

Town of Nags Head Cancelled/Rescheduled Events

  • The March 17, 2020 Planning Board meeting will take place virtually and remotely on April 1, 2020 at 9:15 am. The focus and only non-procedural agenda item for action will be consideration of a recommendation on draft amendments to the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance and related sections of the Unified Development Ordinance to allow for the adoption of the updated Flood Maps due to imposed deadlines for adoption. The public will be able to attend the meeting using the Zoom app or by calling in to the meeting. For those interested in participating in the meeting, monitor the Planning Board agenda for the link and call-in number. Cancelled
  • The Town-wide Clean Up Day scheduled for Saturday, March 28, 2020 has been cancelled.
  • The Police Department’s Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Dowdy Park has been cancelled.

Nags Head Area Closures

  • Playgrounds at Dowdy Park, Town Park (on Barnes Street), and Whalebone Park are closed.
  • Restrooms at all Town of Nags Head parks and public beach/sound accesses are closed.
  • Jockey’s Ridge State Park Closure

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Supporting Local Businesses

Business Loans and Grants

Business Counseling

  • NC East Alliance is compiling a list of websites and available resources to support eastern North Carolina’s local businesses. 
  • Business Edge Services is a consulting service of the NC Department of Commerce that offers a series of layoff aversion strategies and activities to help employers prevent or minimize job losses.  
  • Small Business and Technology Development Center provides management counseling and educational services to small and mid-sized businesses, including those in distress. Most of services are free of charge and all are confidential.