Beach Parking Permits Available

Beachgoers who wish to park on Currituck County’s four-wheel drive beach during the summer are required to have a county-issued beach parking permit displayed on their motor vehicle.

Examples of the Seasonal and 10 Day parking.Passes will be available beginning Monday, March 22, 2021 at the Moyock Welcome Center and the Corolla Visitor Center.

Permits WILL NOT be mailed.

  • County residents and property owners may receive 2 free parking permits for each property they own by providing proof of residency/ownership within Currituck County.
  • Persons owning on the off road area north of the North Beach Access Ramp whose property contains a house may obtain 2 additional permits at no fee.
  • Long-term renters are eligible for 2 free parking passes, but must provide proof of residence  (driver’s license, utility bills, etc.).
  • All others must pay a fee for a beach parking permit. These permits will be available for purchase from the Tourism Department on a 10-Day temporary or seasonal basis. Fees will be $50 for a 10-day parking pass (valid for 10 consecutive days) and $150 for a Seasonal pass.

The Parking Permit section of this website has a wealth of information such as:

  • How to purchase permits;
  • Rules for driving on the beach;
  • Who is exempt from the permits.

These parking permits are for Currituck County Beaches ONLYCape Hatteras National Seashore beach parking passes are available on the National Park Service website.

Pick up Permits

Permits can be picked up between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., 7 days a week, beginning Monday, March 22, 2021.

NOTE: Remember all visitors and residents MUST wear a mask to enter our facilities.

Notice to Bidders
Request for Bids to Replace
Corolla Horse Fence

The County of Currituck, North Carolina requests bids for

Replacement Corolla Horse Fence
4×4 Beach Driving Ramp
end of
NC Highway 12
Corolla, North Carolina, 27927.

The scope of work consists of replacing approximately 345 feet of piling and cable fencing from the vehicle drive through gate on the beach to the last piling in the ocean.

Bids will be received by email to Rebecca Gay, Contract Purchasing Agent at Rebecca.Gay@CurrituckCountyNC.Gov until  2:00 p.m. on Friday,  February 12, 2021.

Bids received after this deadline will not be accepted. It is the sole responsibility of the Bidder to ensure receipt of its’ bid by the County.   Confirmation of receipt by telephone can be made directly to Rebecca Gay at 252-232-6080.

Complete Contract Documents in digital (pdf) format for this project may be obtained from Rebecca Gay, Contract Purchasing Agent, by email at

This is an informal bid. Bids will not be opened publicly and read aloud. Award will be made to the lowest responsive, responsible bidder. No bid may be withdrawn after the scheduled closing time for the receipt of bids for a period of 30 days.

All bidders must meet the licensing requirements under Chapter 87 of the N.C. General Statutes. Small Business Entities, Women Owned Businesses and Minority Owned Businesses are encouraged to submit bids.

The County reserves the right to reject any or all bids and to waive informalities and defects, as it may deem to be in its best interest.

Pre-Bid Meeting

A Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the fence site:

4×4 Beach Driving Ramp
on oceanfront at the end of
NC Highway 12
Corolla, North Carolina, 27927.

Attendance is NOT mandatory; however, interested contractors are encouraged to attend.  Face coverings are required.


Questions and/or requests for clarification shall be submitted in writing to Rebecca Gay by email to no later than 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 4, 2021.

All questions requiring additional information will be responded in an addendum no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021.  All addenda shall become part of the Contract Documents.


ATV Permit & Laws

NOTE: Effective September 2020 Currituck County will no longer issue ATV permits in-person at our offices. You will only be able to mail, email, fax use our online form to request a permit.

Residents or owners on the Currituck County Banks, beach foreshore, or beach strand are required to fill out an annual ATV Beach Driving Permit to operate ATV on the beach.

Read the county ATV ordinances below to know the rules and regulations governing ATV’s and other wheeled or tracked motorized vehicles designed and used primarily for off-road use.

County ordinances that cover ATV Laws are:

Application Process

Send completed signed application and copy of insurance policy by:

  • Mail
    County County
    Attention: Samantha Evans
    153 Courthouse Road, Suite 204
    Currituck, North Carolina   27929
  • Online
  • Email
    Samantha Evans,
     County Manager Administrative Assistant
  • Fax

For more information contact the County Manager’s office at 252-232-2075.


Outdoor Horse Tour Operators

The wild Spanish Mustangs are an integral part of the history and tradition of the Currituck Outer Banks and are both culturally and economically significant to the County.

Currituck County welcomes outdoor tour operators but has set rules and regulations in place to protect and enhance the public use of the beach and the county’s natural resources and to preserve the livability and attractiveness of northern Currituck Outer Banks communities.

2018 County Issue License Tag. Expires May 21, 2019

2019 County Issue License Tag. Effective May 22, 2019

  • Tour vehicles are required to display a valid North Carolina license tag.
  • Each tour vehicle is required to display the name of the tour company and the yearly County-issued identification.
  • Operation of tours west of the dune line in the four-wheel drive area of the beach is prohibited prior to 8:00 a.m. and after 8:00 p.m.
  • The use of amplified sound is prohibited west of the dune line in the four-wheel drive area of the beach at all times.
  • All traffic laws and county ordinances apply to outdoor tour operators, outdoor tour vehicles and outdoor tour drivers.
  • Tour vehicles should stay 50 feet from the wild horses.
  • Any driving infraction or outdoor tour operator license violation will result in a citation issued to the offending party. The actions of tour drivers impact the tour company.Multiple citations will result in suspension of the outdoor tour operator license.
Report a Complaint or Commend

To report a complaint or commend a driver please complete our online form or call 252-232-6031