OBX Beach Policies and Permits

When getting married on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, you will find that each town has its own rules and regulations pertaining to weddings and special events.

Below is a list of the contact information for the beach towns of Currituck and Dare County. We have provided phone numbers links and general comments.

All information obtained on this page should be confirmed with the actual town you are getting married in. This page is provided as a basic guide and is not official.

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Towns of the Outer Banks in Currituck County

  • Carova
  • Corolla

 

Towns of the Outer Banks in Dare County

  • Duck
  • Southern Shores
  • Kitty Hawk
  • Nags Head
  • Manteo
  • Wanchese

 

 Towns of the Outer Banks in Dare County
(Cape Hatteras National Seashore)

  • Rodanthe
  • Waves
  • Salvo
  • Avon
  • Buxton
  • Frisco
  • Hatteras Village

 

Marriage Licences for Currituck County

Register of Deeds:

(252) 232-3297

Currituck County Register of Deeds

 

Marriage Licences for Dare County

Register of Deeds:

(252) 232-3297

Dare County Register of Deeds

 

Permits and Policies for Currituck County

Corolla Visitor Center:

(252) 453-9612

Corolla County Visitors Center

 

Corolla/Carova

  • No beach wedding permit required unless over 100 guests. Contact for weddings with over 100 guests.
  • Tent permits, chair permits, parking and other restrictions may apply.

 

Permits and Policies for Dare County

Town of Duck

(252) 255-1234

Town of Duck Wedding Information

  • No beach wedding permit required for events with 49 guests or less.
  • Must be registered 30 days before the event.
  • Wedding Related Event Permit Application
  • Tent permits, chair permits, parking and other restrictions may apply.

 

Southern Shores

(252) 262-2394

Southern Shores Website

 

Kitty Hawk

(252) 261-3552

Kitty Hawk Website

  • No beach wedding permit required if having under 49 people or less.
  • Tent permits, chair permits, parking and other restrictions may apply.

 

Nags Head

(252) 441-5508

Town of Nags Head Wedding Information

  • No beach wedding permit required.
  • 40 chair limit.
  • Tent permits, chair permits, parking and other restrictions may apply.

 

Manteo

(252) 473-2133

Town of Manteo Website

Marshes Lighthouse

 

Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreational Area

(252) 473-2111

Cape Hatteras National Park Service

  • Beach wedding permit required for all towns of Hatteras Island.
  • Tent permits, chair permits, parking and other restrictions may apply.

Including the towns of:

  • Rodanthe
  • Waves
  • Salvo
  • Avon
  • Buxton
  • Frisco
  • Hatteras Village
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