Joaquin CAMA Emergency Permit Information

As a result of the initial reports of damage due to strong winds and high tides associated with Hurricane Joaquin, the North Carolina Secretary of Environmental Quality has issued a declaration that allows for emergency beach bulldozing for the reconstruction or repair to damaged frontal or primary dune systems until January 8, 2016.  Anyone who wishes to apply for an emergency permit to reconstruct or repair a damaged frontal or primary dune, with waived permit fees, should contact the Division of Coastal Management – CAMA Field Representative Ron Renaldi at (252) 264-3901.  The declaration also applies to structures that are located within the estuarine system or public trust Areas of Environmental Concern and were destroyed or damaged beyond 50 percent of the structure’s value.  Anyone who wishes to reconstruct or repair dune walkways, dune decks, and dune steps should contact the Town of Southern Shores Planning and Code Enforcement Department at (252) 261-2394.


Town Hall will be closed today, Jan 18th. due to the impacts of the winter storm.