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County Offices Closed
Memorial Day

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be CLOSED Memorial Day on Monday, May 29, 2023.

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Convenience Sites

~ Transfer Station

~ Libraries

~ Senior Centers

2023 Sheriff’s Summer Camp

Sheriff Matthew W. Beickert is excited to announce that the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office is now accepting applications for the 2023 Sheriff’s Summer Camp. As a community stakeholder, Sheriff Beickert utilizes School Resource Officers to provide life enrichment, career enrichment, and build positive relationships between Law Enforcement Officers and Currituck County youth.

The Summer Camp is open to all Currituck County youth residents.

Be sure to apply early, there is a limited number of campers being accepted for each camp. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. New applicants will take priority over previous camp participants.

Camp Date – 2 Week Camp

There is NO fee to attend summer camp.

High/Middle School Summer Camp

Week #1: Monday, July 17 – Thursday, July 20, 2023
Week #2: Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Focus: High/Middle School Hybrid Camp for High School students with some middle school students being assigned.

Middle School Summer Camp

Camp #1
Week #1: Monday, July 31 – Thursday, August 3, 2023
Week #2: Monday, August 7 – Thursday, August 10, 2023

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Focus: 6th-8th grade Middle School students.

Camp #2
Week #1: Monday, August 14 – Thursday, August 17, 2023
Week #2: Monday, August 21 – Thursday, August 24, 2023
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Focus: 6th-8th grade Middle School students.

Teens petting the one of the K-9 dogs with his handler.Be sure to apply early, there is a limited number of campers being accepted for each camp. Applicants will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. New applicants will take priority over previous camp participants.

All applications must be received by Friday, May 26, 2023.

Learn more…

Sound Park Boat Ramp Closed for Waterfront Repairs Until
Monday, July 31, 2023

Heavy equipment moving dirt along the water edge.

The waterfront at Sound Park is undergoing a major repair project, including the boat ramp area. Due to this project, the entire waterfront boat access  will be closed off to public use until approximately Monday,  July 31, 2023.

We apologize for this temporary closure, but the repairs are very necessary and will greatly improve this facility for future use by the public. During this timeframe, please do not use these areas and be cautious near the construction zone.

All other areas of the park will remain open.

Sound Park is located at:

8955 Caratoke Highway
Point Harbor, North Carolina  27964.

If you have any questions, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 252-232-3007.

Join Our Backyard Composting
Bin Program

Backyard compost bins can divert on average of 650 pounds of organic waste per household from the landfill each year. To help reduce waste Currituck County is offering residents discounted compost bins. Residents can pre-order the Earth Machine compost bin through this program at 50% below the retail cost, for just $49.95.

Every year we offer a pre-order compost bin sale during the month of April and May, in celebration of Earth Month and International Compost Awareness Week.

Sale of the compost bins and accessories are NOW available at

How Does the Pre-Order Sale Work?

During the months of April & May, a limited supply of compost bins are available for purchase through our vendor, BrandBuilders, LLC. After the sale ends, orders are prepared for shipping. Customers will receive an email to arrange pickup, emails are serviced by Constant Contact (check junk/spam folders).

Pick Up Dates & Locations

Orders will ONLY be available for pick-up on the following dates.

Pick-Up Dates

  • Thursday, June 22, 2023    |    10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 23, 2023          |    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 24, 2023     |    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

Pick-Up Location

Currituck County Transfer Station
216 Airport Road
Maple, North Carolina   27956
Please Note
  • We recommend checking with your Home Owners Association prior to pre-ordering a compost bin.
  • Currituck County does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, regarding the Earth Machine compost bin.
  • Purchasers must direct any questions, claims or disputes regarding their purchase to BrandBuilders, LLC by email or call 800-842-0527.
  • Orders must be placed by Wednesday, May 31, 2023.
  • Cancellations must be made by May 31 (prior to shipping).

Northeast North Carolina
Niche Agriculture Field Day
Friday, May 12, 2023

Small farmers interested in growing niche crops or raising livestock are invited to attend the first annual Northeast North Carolina Niche Agriculture Field Day on Friday, May 12, 2023, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Currituck County Extension Center in Barco, North Carolina.

This day will be filled with outdoor demonstrations of techniques used by small farms producing livestock and horticultural crops. In addition, agricultural supply vendors and agency exhibitors will be at the Field Day to visit with and learn more about their products and programs.

Demonstration topics include:

  • small ruminant herd health,
  • rotational grazing fence systems,
  • honey bee hive inspections,
  • mobile poultry processing units,
  • fruit trees and figs,
  • drip irrigation systems,
  • garlic and other niche crop production,
  • growing ginger,
  • and mulch plastic installation.

A full schedule will be announced soon and can be found at

Registration at Eventbrite is required to attend this event.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities please contact Adam Formella or Cyndi Knudson at 252-232-2261, or by email at or no later than 10 business days before the event.

Part-Time Employment Opportunities Available

We are hiring on a red backgroundLooking for some part-time hours working with an amazing team?  The Currituck Department of Travel & Tourism needs you!  We are currently seeking team members for the Whalehead and the Currituck Maritime Museum to assist our visitors as they tour these historic facilities.  We especially have a need for the weekends.

Museum hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.  Weekend hours for these facilities will run from the first Saturday in April until the first Saturday in October.

These positions are a great way learn more about Currituck history while meeting and assisting our many visitors during the vacation season.

The Corolla Visitors Center is also seeking some team members for the weekdays and weekends to assist our visitors learn more about our destination and what they can do on their vacation.

To find out more, check out the applications for Visitor Relations Coordinators.  We want you to come and be an integral part of our visitor economy!

Lieutenant Lewis Westcott
Gravesite Recently Rediscovered


The gravesite of Lieutenant (Lt) Lewis Westcott, Coast Guard, was recently rediscovered at Loblolly Estate in Jarvisburg, North Carolina.  Lt. Wescott was the Officer-in-Charge of Station Pea Island when the U.S. Life-Saving Service merged with the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service to create the Coast Guard, making Wescott the first African American and African American officer to command a Coast Guard shore facility.

He served from September 27, 1900, and served until 1916.  The Coast Guard lost track of Lt. Westcott and was very excited with this discovery.

This site is not open to the public for tours.

For more information visit the African American Experience of Northeastern North Carolina website.

Water Department Flushing
System Pipes & Hydrants

The Currituck County Water Department is in the process of flushing the system’s pipes and hydrants.  This operation has begun at the mainland water plant in Maple and will gradually extend throughout the community. Flushing of the entire system should be completed by March. During this time, citizens who notice a hydrant that is open and flowing water should not be alarmed.

The flushing of pipes and hydrants is performed by the Water Department’s Distribution Operators in order to remove any silt or sediment that has collected in the pipes. Flushing keeps the distribution system refreshed and helps with hydrant maintenance. This process may cause some temporary discoloration of water for customers, but this is normal and harmless, and the flushing operation will clear up any discoloration that occurs. Citizens will not have to boil water before usage unless a boil water advisory is announced for a specific area.

If you have any concerns with your water service during the flushing period, contact the Water Department at 252-232-2769.

Important Announcement For Currituck Utility Customers

Currituck County is  in the process of upgrading our utility software. During the next few months you will see changes to the format of your utility bill and the information that you see on Citizens’ Self Service when you access your utility account.

With the upgrade it is necessary to adjust business hours and due dates as follow:

Disconnect/Connect Request Changes

Friday, December 2, 2022 at Noon will be the last time to submit disconnect/connect requests to be effective for December 2.  No service changes can be processed during the conversion.

If you buy/sell property the week of December 5, 2022 those changes will be made as soon as our software is accessible, but it could be Monday, December 12, 2022 before new accounts will be set up.  If you have property that will be changing over during the week of December 5, please contact the utility department prior to December 2.

Offices Closed

With the upgrade our Utility Offices will be CLOSED between Monday, December 5 until Thursday, December 8, 2022  for the software conversion. During this time, online payments may be unavailable while the conversion is processing.

Payments can still be made by:

  • Mail

    PO Box 220
    Currituck, North Carolina 27929

  • Night Drop

    444 Maple Road,
    Maple, North Carolina 27956

Future Location Payment Office

To better serve the citizens of Currituck we are moving our payment office to

2878 Caratoke Highway,
Currituck, North Carolina 27929

in the near future. This date will be posted as soon as it is available.

9-1-1 Communication
has a new
Non-Emergency Phone Number

Flyer - Number Change Reminder - Currituck County Non-Emergency - 252-453-3633 - If you have an emergency call or text 9-1-1 with a bull horn photo.Currituck County 9-1-1 Communications would like to remind everyone that the NON-EMERGENCY number has changed.

252-453-3633 is the new NON-EMERGENCY number for Currituck County. This non-emergency number is staffed 24/7.

If you have an EMERGENCY, please call 9-1-1 if you can or text 9-1-1 if you can’t.

Please visit Communications for more information or contact Currituck County Communications at the new NON-EMERGENCY phone number above.