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Welcome to the Town of Southern Shores

Stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to Currituck Sound and Ginguite Creek, Southern Shores is a premiere residential community on the Outer Banks. Located along US158 and NC 12, Southern Shores is known for its great weather, beautiful homes and tremendous community pride.

This Site provides information for residents and visitors who want to know more about Southern Shores town government, staff and services.
 

 

  • Town Council Meeting-October 4, 2016 (9/26/2016) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council will hold a regular Council meeting on October 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores. Agenda [October 4, 2016]
  • Council Seeking Public Input -increase of the speed limit on Circle Drive (9/20/2016) - Council Seeking Public Input Recommended Circle Drive Speed Limit Change The Southern Shores Town Council’s Public Safety Committee (Mayor Bennett and Councilman MacDonald) has recommend to the Town Council that it authorize the increase of the speed limit on Circle Drive from 15 mph to 25 mph. At its September 6, 2016 regular meeting, the […]
  • Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on October 4, 2016 (9/20/2016) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on October 4, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to consider Conditional Use Permit application CUP-16-02 submitted by the Southern Shores Civic Association to […]
  • Notice of Public Hearing-October 4, 2016 (Establish a Historic Landmark Designation Program and a Historic Landmarks Commission) (9/16/2016) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council will hold a Public Hearing on October 4. 2016 at 5:30 pm at the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores NC. The purpose of the public hearing is to receive public comment on a proposed ordinance to establish a Historic […]
  • Council Seeking Public Input (9/16/2016) - The Southern Shores Town Council’s Public Safety Committee (Mayor Bennett and Councilman MacDonald) has recommend to Council the removal of traffic stop signs at the following street locations:   Two (2) stop signs on East Dogwood Trail at its intersection with Hickory Trail Two (2) stop signs on South Dogwood Trail at its intersection with […]
  • Planning Board will meet on September 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center (9/14/2016) - PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Planning Board will meet on September 19, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider Conditional Use Permit application CUP-16-02 submitted by the Southern Shores Civic Association to provide lighted […]
  • Council Seeking Public Input -increase of the speed limit on Circle Drive (9/20/2016) - Council Seeking Public Input Recommended Circle Drive Speed Limit Change The Southern Shores Town Council’s Public Safety Committee (Mayor Bennett and Councilman MacDonald) has recommend to the Town Council that it authorize the increase of the speed limit on Circle Drive from 15 mph to 25 mph. At its September 6, 2016 regular meeting, the […]
  • The Southern Shores Police Department is seeking information (9/19/2016) - The Southern Shores Police Department is seeking information that may assist its officers in solving numerous incidents of vandalism/injury to property that occurred over the weekend. On the night of Saturday September 17th into the morning of Sunday September 18th 2016, officers responded to calls for service in the areas of S. Dogwood Trail, Holly […]
  • Council Seeking Public Input (9/16/2016) - The Southern Shores Town Council’s Public Safety Committee (Mayor Bennett and Councilman MacDonald) has recommend to Council the removal of traffic stop signs at the following street locations:   Two (2) stop signs on East Dogwood Trail at its intersection with Hickory Trail Two (2) stop signs on South Dogwood Trail at its intersection with […]
  • Mosquitos are out in high numbers thru out Dare County (9/12/2016) - Mosquitos started to hatch out this past Friday and Saturday from the rain and flooding from the storm last week. The public is being asked to empty anything that may be holding water (flower pots, bird baths, old tires, kid toys etc.:) around their homes and neighborhoods. Also limit exposure time outside around dust and […]
  • CodeWright Planners has submitted its Draft Assessment of the Town Code for the Town Code update project. (9/6/2016) - CodeWright Planners has submitted its Draft Assessment of the Town Code for the Town Code update project. The Draft Assessment does not propose textual changes to the current Town Code. The document is now available for public comment through September 26, 2016.  All comments may be submitted in writing to TOSStowncode@gmail.com. Any citizen may also […]
  • New Preliminary Flood Maps To Be Released June 30, 2016 (6/10/2016) - New Preliminary Flood Maps To Be Released June 30, 2016 In August 2000, the State of North Carolina established the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program (NCFMP), with a mandate to update the floodplain maps for all counties within the State of North Carolina.  To formalize this effort, the State of North Carolina entered into a […]
  • Two Driving Lanes for the Tall Pine Bridge (11/18/2015) -   Fact:   The new Tall Pine Bridge on S. Dogwood Trail will consist of two vehicular drive lanes, and one five foot wide pedestrian lane on the bridge’s east side. To view plans click here Two Driving Lanes for the Tall Pine Bridge Rumor Response:  There are no multiple or additional lanes being constructed as […]
  • Taxpayers’ Dollars Are Only Used For Public Purposes (7/2/2015) - The Town of Southern Shores strives to use its taxpayers’ dollars wisely. Your public tax dollars may only be used by the Town for a public purpose. Therefore the Town cannot and will not use your tax dollars for any improvements or repairs to properties in Town owned by individuals or other entities and for […]
  • Narrow Streets Are Safer! (6/24/2015) - Narrow Streets Are Safer! Recently, studies have been mentioned in social media and in published letters and emails to suggest that narrow streets are safer. Your Town agrees! What is the definition of a “narrow street”? Many recent studies state that “narrow” streets are streets no greater than 26 feet wide, and are the safest. […]
  • Rumor or Fact? (6/3/2015) - June 3, 2015. Your Town is committed to protecting your tax dollar investment by keeping your public streets safe and maintained. Over the years since the Town’s beginning in 1979, many of the streets your Town received from a developer or a property owners’ association have had to be completely removed and rebuilt due to […]
  • Rumor or Fact? (3/24/2015) - March 24, 2015. The Town of Southern Shores continues to work hard to provide a safe, clean, and beautiful public trust ocean beach for all  residents, property owners, and visitors. The Town of Southern Shores is not considering any acquisition of oceanfront property.

 

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Storm Related Yard Waste Removal in Southern Shores- The Town of Southern Shores will commence on Monday September 12th with pick-up of property owners’ vegetative yard waste generated by Tropical Storm Hermine. This pick-up will be for vegetative yard waste only. Please note that tree and branch removal contractors and professional landscapers must remove any debris (including trees, stumps, limbs, branches, etc.) that they cut, move, or handle in any way on behalf of a property owner. The Town or its contractor will not pick up this yard-waste. Pick-up will commence and proceed concurrent with the existing schedule for sectors of the Town’s existing limb and branch removal service. Pick-up will begin the week of Monday September 12th in Sector 1 (orange). A map of the sectors and schedule may be found at the following link on the Town’s website: http://southernshores-nc.gov/residents/limbbranch-chipping-program/. Please make every effort to have yard waste generated by this storm at edge of street by pick-up time. Un-bagged leaves and small twigs will be picked up. Please refrain from placing leaves in plastic bags. The Town’s semi-annual large item bulk pick-up is scheduled for Friday October 21.