Sand Fence Cost Share Program
Administrative Process

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The Importance of Dune Protection

Currituck County recognizes the importance of dune protection and restoration of oceanfront dunes.  As a result, a sand fence cost share program is available to property owners.

Cost Share

Grantees are eligible for reimbursement of the cost to purchase and install sand fence. Grantees are required to install sand fence in accordance with Coastal Area Management Act requirements and will be reimbursed up to $125 per one hundred feet of sand fenced oceanfront property.

Requests shall be based on the total linear feet of oceanfront property.

For example: a lot that is 100’ wide is eligible for reimbursement of up to $125.   Grantees shall not be reimbursed more than $5,000.00 regardless of total linear feet of oceanfront property. Reimbursement is based on the actual cost of materials; paid receipts must be submitted.

Eligible Applicants
  • Any owner of privately owned oceanfront property with a frontal dune
  • Any owner of privately owned property with a frontal dune
    • The frontal dune is deemed to be the first mound of sand located landward of the ocean beach having sufficient vegetation, height, continuity and configuration to offer protection.
Sand Fence on beach.Applications

Eligible applicants shall submit a complete application to county staff at any time.  Applications will be processed in the order received until funds are depleted.

Applications will be reviewed by County Staff and notice to selected applicants will be provided within 10 days of receipt of application.


Selected applicants will be required to complete and submit a grant agreement and W9 prior to reimbursement.

The Grantee shall install sand fences according to the required specifications and notify the County of completion.  Grantees are responsible for the entire process including arranging sand fence purchase & installation.

County staff will perform a site inspection within 2 weeks of notification to confirm sand fencing has been properly installed according to the required specifications. Upon satisfactory inspection of the Grantee’s property, the County Finance Department will reimburse the grant funds.

Grantees that do not complete sand fence installation or request a site inspection will not be reimbursed.