Community Development



The Town of Duck Department of Community Development is responsible for municipal planning activities as well as administration of land use and building regulations. Permits are issued by town staff for the following construction-related activities:

The Department of Community Development also processes commercial development site plan applications, conditional use, and special exception permit applications, as well as zoning text and map amendment applications. We are located at the Town of Duck Administrative Office at 1200 Duck Road. Staff can be contacted at 252. 255.1234, by fax at 252.255.1236, or via e-mail (click on the person’s name for e-mail link).

Questions should be directed to the following individuals:

Joe Heard: Director of Community Development – For planning/zoning information or commercial development information.

Sandy Cross: Permit Coordinator/CAMA LPO – For general permitting questions or for information regarding CAMA Minor permits. Click here for more information regarding CAMA permits.

W. Cory Tate: Building Inspector – For questions pertaining to the North Carolina State Building Code or the Town’s Floodplain Management Program.

Questions related to installation and repair of on-site wastewater (septic) systems, should be directed to the Dare County Health Department. Click here for information. Additionally, most building permits will need to be reviewed by the Dare County Health Department prior to submittal to the Town.

CAMA General and Major Permits are permitted through the Division of Coastal Management in Elizabeth City. Click here for information. These projects typically include docks, piers, bulkheads, or large scale development in the Currituck Sound. If you are unsure whether you need a Major, Minor, or General Permit, please call our office at .252.255.1234 or Click here.



Updated Permit activity will generally be released on a monthly basis.  For reports not listed, or additional information regarding the permits listed, please contact us at 252.255.1234 or via e-mail.

2015 Permit Reports follow:
October, 2015
September, 2015
August, 2015
July, 2015
June, 2015
May, 2015
April, 2015
March, 2015
February, 2015
January, 2015

2014 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2014
November, 2014
October, 2014
September, 2014
August, 2014
July, 2014
June, 2014
May, 2014
April, 2014
March, 2014
February, 2014
January, 2014

2013 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2013
November, 2013
October, 2013
September, 2013
August, 2013
July, 2013
June, 2013
May, 2013
April, 2013
March, 2013
February, 2013
January, 2013

2012 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2012
November, 2012
October, 2012
September, 2012
August, 2012
July, 2012
June, 2012
May, 2012
April, 2012
March, 2012
February, 2012
January, 2012

2011 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2011
November, 2011
October, 2011
September, 2011
August, 2011
July, 2011
June, 2011
May, 2011
April, 2011 (April permits do not include tornado damage repairs)
March, 2011
February, 2011
January, 2011

2010 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2010
November, 2010
October, 2010
September, 2010
August, 2010
July, 2010
June, 2010
May, 2010
April, 2010
March, 2010
February, 2010
January, 2010

2009 Permit Reports follow:
December, 2009
November, 2009
October, 2009
September, 2009
August, 2009
July, 2009
June, 2009
May, 2009
April, 2009
March, 2009
Febraury, 2009
January, 2009