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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.
 

 

  • Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a public meeting on July 25, 2017 (7/19/2017) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Historic Landmarks Commission will hold a public meeting on July 25, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trl. The purpose of the public meeting is to continue consideration of LDA-17-01, a Landmark Designation Application submitted by Courtney Clements to […]
  • Southern Shores Town Council Meeting- August 1, 2017 (7/19/2017) - Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Town Council will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday August 1 at 5:30 p.m in the Pitts Center located at 5375 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores. Agenda: Not yet released
  • CANCELLED -July 19th Capital Infrastructure Improvement Planning Committee Meeting (7/13/2017) - July 19th Capital Infrastructure Improvement Planning Committee Meeting  (CANCELLED) The reauthorized Capital Infrastructure Improvement Planning Committee will meet at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 in the Pitts Center located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores. Purpose: As the Town Council has authorized receiving bids for the capital rebuild of some selected streets […]
  • NOTICE OF REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE (6/20/2017) - NOTICE OF REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE [NCGS §143-318.12(a)]   In accordance with North Carolina General Statute §143-318.12(a) and §160A-71, NOTICE is hereby given to the Public that the Town Council of Southern Shores, at its Regular Meeting of June 20, 2017 did amend Resolution 2016-12-01 “COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE 2017”, by adding the following regular meeting to […]
  • Town Engineer Costs Estimates For Three Construction Options for Walkway Along East Dogwood Trail (7/3/2017) - Town Engineer Costs Estimates For Three Construction Options for Walkway Along East Dogwood Trail  
  • Preliminary Design of Possible Pedestrian Walkway Along East Dogwood Trail (6/26/2017) - Considering the January 17, 2017 recommendation of the South and East Dogwood Trails Task Force presented to the Southern Shores Town Council on February 7, 2017, the Council directed the design of a 5’ wide walkway along South and East Dogwood Trails. The preliminary design of the first segment is now available. The walkway is […]
  • NOTICE OF REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE (6/20/2017) - NOTICE OF REVISED MEETING SCHEDULE [NCGS §143-318.12(a)]   In accordance with North Carolina General Statute §143-318.12(a) and §160A-71, NOTICE is hereby given to the Public that the Town Council of Southern Shores, at its Regular Meeting of June 20, 2017 did amend Resolution 2016-12-01 “COUNCIL MEETING SCHEDULE 2017”, by adding the following regular meeting to […]
  • Juniper Trail Limited Opening (6/15/2017) - *Juniper Trail Limited Opening* After hearing from officials early this morning and after meeting with the on-site Supervisor this early AM, the Town Manager releases the following information: The segment of Juniper Trail under construction will now be open for two-way vehicle traffic on Monday through Friday after and before work hours (5:00 PM – […]
  • Staff-Recommended FY 17-18 Capital Infrastructure Project List Now Posted (6/14/2017) - Staff-recommended infrastructure projects for FY 17-18 are now posted on the Town website on the following link. These have now been updated since they were presented to the Town Council earlier this year at its February 7, 2017 regular meeting. This posting will be advertised in a Public Hearing Notice for the Council’s WEDNESDAY July 5, […]
  • Vacancies for Town Boards, Commissions, and Committees (6/12/2017) - Vacancies for Town Boards, Commissions, and Committees – Residents who may be interested in future appointment to Town boards, commissions, and committees, are encouraged to submit an application form to Town Hall, 5375 N. Virginia Dare Tail, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Submitted applications will be kept on file and will be considered as vacancies become […]
  • Juniper Trail Construction Area (6/5/2017) - Notice: Street Construction Area on Juniper Trail has been designated today June 5, 2017 – A PORTION OF JUNIPER TRAIL WILL BE CLOSED TO TRAFFIC FOR APPROXIMATELY 1 WEEK. Also expect temporary traffic delays. As a part of the Town’s adopted FY 2016/17 Capital Improvement Plan, a 400ft section of Juniper Trail south of the […]
  • Town of Southern Shores Beach Nourishment Video (5/26/2017) -
  • Building Inspection Schedule (5/26/2017) -   Building Inspection Schedule – Effective May 29
  • Motor Vehicle Break-Ins (5/19/2017) - Motor Vehicle Break-Ins
  • Updated Project Schedule for Beach Nourishment (5/18/2017) - May 18, 2017 – Updated Project Schedule for Beach Nourishment
  • Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has released its latest estimated schedule for the 2017 Dare County Beach Nourishment Project: (5/15/2017) - May 15, 2017 – Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company has released its latest estimated schedule for the 2017 Dare County Beach Nourishment Project  
  • Final Permit Issued for Beach Nourishment in Southern Shores (5/12/2017) - The final permit required for beach nourishment to occur on the southern portion of the public trust beach in Southern Shores has now been issued. The contractor is beginning the nourishment of the public trust beach in Duck in approximately three weeks. It is anticipated that the Kitty Hawk-Southern Shores project will commence at end […]
  • Sidewalk Closed – Pedestrian Detour (5/11/2017) - Due to construction along NC Highway 12 in the vicinity of East Dogwood Trail, the pedestrian sidewalk between East Dogwood Trail and  Dolphin Run is temporarily closed. Signs indicating detour routes for pedestrians are in place
  • Beach Nourishment Commencing in Duck (5/11/2017) - More Beach To Love Update Video
  • Police Department Annual Report-2016 (5/3/2017) - Southern Shores Police Department 2016 Annual Report
  • TOWN OF SOUTHERN SHORES PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FOR FY 2017-2018 (5/3/2017) - NOTICE TOWN OF SOUTHERN SHORES PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET FOR FY 2017-2018 Notice is hereby given that in accordance with the provisions of N.C.G.S. 159-12, the proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2017, for the Town of Southern Shores has been filed and submitted to the Mayor and Council and is available for […]
  • Blood Drive April 13, 2017 (2/24/2017) - Town of Shores Blood Drive Information
  • SSVFD February 9th Public Forum PowerPoint Presentation (2/13/2017) - The PowerPoint Presentation from the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department Public Forum on February 9th can be viewed here:  SSVFD Public Forum 020917
  • Budget Preparation Calendar for Fiscal Year 2017 (2/10/2017) - In accordance with Chapter 159 of the NC General Statutes [NC Local Government Budget and Fiscal Control Act]   (Meetings are all Regular Meetings – Each meeting has two (2) opportunities for Public Comment) March 21, 2017 – 9:00 AM Regular Meeting – Budget Work Session, Budget projected expenditures review – Council may direct changes. […]
  • Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Dept. to Host Public Forum (1/25/2017) -                   SSVFD February 9th Public Forum PowerPoint Presentation
  • Dogwood Trails Task Force Final Report (1/20/2017) - Dogwood Trails Task Force Final Report  
  • Town of Southern Shores Public Forum on Beach Nourishment-January 17th – Speaker PowerPoint Presentations and Video (1/20/2017) - Speaker Presentations & Video Beach Nourishment Forum Video Beach Nourishment- Speaker Bio Beach Dunes & S Shores-Spencer Rogers The Dune Book 2017 Corbett Southern Shores SouthernShoresNC-17Jan2017-BeachNourForum-Tim Kana Bob Oakes-Beach Nourishment Ken Willson Southern Shores Jan 17 2017
  • FIRE DEPARTMENT RECEIVES FACILITIES ASSESSMENT (1/5/2017) - The Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department has received a Facility Assessments and Program Needs report dated January 3, 2017. The document was transmitted to the Town and may be read in its entirety at: http://southernshores-nc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Southern-Shores-Volunteer-Fire-Station-Existing-Facility-Assessments-Program-Needs-1.3.2017.pdf Based on this assessment, the Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department will soon be recommending the Town of Southern Shores provide […]
  • 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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July 17, 2017 - Change in Beach Nourishment Schedule – Nourishment of the Kitty Hawk/Southern Shores beaches is now scheduled to commence in Mid-August.