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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-March 7, 2017 (2/27/2017) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m in the Pitts Center located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores. Agenda March 7, 2017
  • Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a public meeting on February 28, 2017 (2/23/2017) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a public meeting on February 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl. The purpose of the meeting is to consider draft rules of procedure for the Commission; to consider principles and guidelines for […]
  • Special Meeting-Town Council and the Southern Shores Planning Board will hold a Joint Special Meeting (2/23/2017) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council and the Southern Shores Planning Board will hold a Joint Special Meeting at 3:00 p.m. on March 20, 2017 in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl., Southern Shores, NC 27949. The purpose of the meeting is for CodeWright Planners to present […]
  • Public Hearing Scheduled-March 7, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. (2/21/2017) - The Southern Shores Town Council, during its regular meeting of Tuesday March 7, 2017 at 5:30 P.M., will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment regarding a request from the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. to the Town of Southern Shores for financial support for the construction of a new […]
  • Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Dept. to Host Public Forum (1/25/2017) -  
  • For Improvements to Private Properties, the Town of Southern Shores Administers and Enforces its Town Code (2/1/2017) - Several associations administer and enforce private restrictive or protective covenants governing certain properties in the Town of Southern Shores. The private covenants are agreements between the property owner and the governing association, and include each association’s process for approving proposed improvements on a property. The Town of Southern Shores is not a party to private […]
  • NC Highway 12 is Controlled by the State of North Carolina (1/30/2017) - North Carolina State Highway 12 (“NC 12″), sections of which are marked by signs in Southern Shores as “Ocean Boulevard” or “Duck Road”, is owned by the State of North Carolina and is maintained by its North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Ownership and control of NC 12, including all its right of way, precedes […]
  • Southern Shores’ Participation in Dare County Occupancy Tax (1/30/2017) - The Town of Southern Shores receives a portion of the Dare County occupancy taxes. The Town does not collect the tax, nor does it receive the full amount of the tax collected from individual rental properties in Southern Shores. For a full explanation of the process of occupancy tax collection and distribution by Dare County, […]
  • “The Fire Department” (1/23/2017) - The Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is a separate entity, independent of any local government. Chartered as a North Carolina not for profit corporation, the SSVFD exists for the specific purpose of providing fire protection services to client-customers. Currently, its client-customers are the Town of Southern Shores and Dare County for its unincorporated area […]
  • Beach Accesses (1/20/2017) - The Town of Southern Shores does not own or control any accesses from a public street right-of-way to the public trust ocean beach. The Town has permission from the Southern Shores Civic Association to use three of that entity’s accesses to the beach for the limited purpose of access by emergency response personnel. Owners of […]
  • 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.
  • NC General Assembly will convene on January 25, 2017 at noon (1/23/2017) - The NC General Assembly will convene on January 25, 2017 at noon (12:00 PM)  
  • Special Session Called (12/12/2016) - The Governor has called the General Assembly into a special session convening Tuesday December 13th at 10:00 AM to deal with recent disaster recovery efforts and any other matters lawmakers decide to consider. Governor’s Proclamation: http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2015/2016Proclamation3rdExtraSession.pdf General Assembly website:  http://www.ncleg.net/
  • Legislative Summaries for 2016 (8/23/2016) - Legislative Summaries for 2016  

 

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