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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.


  • Notice of Public Hearing (10/18/2016) - The Southern Shores Town Council, during its regular meeting of Tuesday December 6th, 2016 at 5:30 P.M., will hold a Public Hearing for the purpose of receiving public comment and sentiment regarding the concept of “beach nourishment”, specifically the concept of the Town of Southern Shores engaging in the nourishment of all or portions of […]
  • Planning Board of Adjustment Public Hearing on October 17, 2016 (10/4/2016) - PUBLIC NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Southern Shores Planning Board, performing the duties of the Southern Shores Board of Adjustment, will hold a Public Hearing on October 17, 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 VA-16-02, […]
  • 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 […]
  • South and East Dogwood Trails Task Force-meeting schedule-Updated (2/8/2016) - Notice is hereby given that the South and East Dogwood Trails Task Force will conduct a meeting every third Tuesday of the month through November at 6:00 p.m. in the Pitts Center (upstairs) located at 5377 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores NC 27949
  • 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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To view Hurricane Matthew Recovery Announcements - Debris-Pick-up click here: Hurricane Matthew Debris -------- Water levels on flooded Town streets in the area of the Avenues continue to recede. This entire area of Town was covered with flood waters interconnecting with each other and with existing natural water bodies, making it infeasible to attempt to pump water off any Town street and discharge it into the ocean. Emergency vehicles have been able to access this area the entire time since the storm. Due to certain flooded areas now being separated, attempts to pump remaining high water standing on certain streets to the ocean beach will occur in different locations under an emergency permit - which allows this effort as long as emergency vehicle travel is impeded on a street.