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Important Notice:
Shawboro Convenience Center CLOSED

Currituck County Shawboro Convenience Center will be CLOSED for unexpected repairs until further notice beginning Friday, April 16, 2021.

An update will be posted as soon as the center is able to reopen.

The County is apologies for any inconvenience, please visit one of our other centers for your residential solid waste collection and recycling need.

Tourism Business Event Grant
Available April 15, 2021

The Department of Travel and Tourism offers a business event grant program to help local community groups, non-profit organizations, and tourism-related businesses draw visitors to our county. This focuses on assisting non-profit organizations and for-profit businesses to produce quality events.

Grants awarded to individual events will not exceed $20,000. Individual organizations and businesses can receive more than one grant per fiscal year, but the totals for the grants cannot exceed $20,000.

Applications are due by Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Criteria include:

  • Applicant must be in Currituck County or partnering with a Currituck County applicant.
  • Applicant must meet with Tourism Director.
  • Additional consideration will be given to shoulder and off season events.
  • Majority of attendees must be from outside Currituck County.
  • Applications accepted March 1 to April 15 for events beginning on or after July 1.
  • The Tourism Advisory Board will evaluate and recommend funding awards to the Tourism Development Authority.
  • Application must receive the majority vote of the Tourism Development Authority for final approval.

For more information, contact the Travel and Tourism Department at 252-435-2947 or

Independence Day Celebration

Date:  Monday, July 5, 2021
Time:  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (or whenever the fireworks are over)
Location: Historic Corolla Park
Fee: Free
Website: VisitCurrituck
Contact: 252-453-9040

Fireworks in a night sky.What better way to celebrate America’s independence than with free live music and a spectacular firework show on the northern Outer Banks! Join Currituck Travel & Tourism at Historic Corolla Park for the Independence Day Celebration with loads of fun family activities and food provided by local vendors.

Activities begin at 5:00 p.m. with fireworks at dusk.

Admission is free and free parking is available at the park until lots are full.

Entertainment Lineup
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Mark Lippard on main stage
  • 5:30 p.m.  – 8:30 p.m. Black & Blue Experience at  Watermelon Eating Contest
  • Sunset – 8:25 p.m. Fireworks Show  – will begin shortly after sundown

Man eating fire.Food Trucks

Dogs are permitted on leashes.

Watermelon Eating Contest

Sign up start at 5:00 p.m. Contest starts at 6:00 p.m.


No coolers, alcohol or on-street parking is permitted. The Historic Corolla Park boat ramp is closed this day with no docking allowed.

As we continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we are adhering to state and local safety protocols, including masks/facial coverings, capacity, and social distancing requirements.

County Office Easter Closings

The following Currituck County Government facilities will be closed:

Good Friday, April 2, 2021.

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ County Library

Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021

~ Convenience Centers

Youth Baseball, Softball & T-ball Registration Deadline Extended

Deadline to submit your child(s) registration to participate in the 2021 Youth Baseball, Softball & T-Ball has been extended until  Wednesday, March 31, 2021 for online ONLY.

Registration may be done:

  • Online
    until Midnight if you already have an account

NOTE: If we do not get more girls to register for youth ages 7-10 Girls Softball we will be unable to create enough teams.

Additional information is available on the Parks & Recreation section.


Adult Softball Registration
Now Open

Silhouette of Baseball Hitter.Summer is just around the corner, time to get out and play some softball. Sign up to play on one of our Adult Softball Teams.

Registration is available until Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Contact Currituck County Parks & Recreation at 252-232-3007 for more information concerning Adult Softball Team Registration.

Currituck has several adult athletic programs through the year.


Adult Basketball Teams Registration

Modern drawing of basketball player with a ball and hoop on the side.

Want something to do this spring? Sign up to play on one of our Adult Basketball Teams.

Registration is available until Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Contact Currituck County Parks & Recreation at 252-232-3007 for more information concerning Adult Basketball Team Registration.

Currituck has several adult athletic programs.


Volunteers Needed
Home Delivered Meals

Please consider volunteering a little time and a lot of love by volunteering to be a “Currituck” Home Delivered meal volunteer.

With Currituck senior centers opening back up on Monday, March 22, 2021 the need for volunteers is greater than ever.  Covid–19 impacted everyone and everything, the home delivered meals program is no different.  With a significant loss in volunteers due to varying reasons and staff returning to more normal daily operations, we are left with a HUGE hole that can be filled by folks in our community.

You can volunteer as little or as much as your want.  Don’t want to commit to a certain day and time?  No problem – be an alternate and volunteer when it’s the right time for you.  The average time it takes to deliver a meal is 1 hour, unless you become attached…then it may take a little longer!

Please contact Currituck Senior Services at 252-232-3505 or sign-up to learn more.

Thank you in advance for any support you would like to give.


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.

Free AARP Tax Preparation Clinic

1040 Tax form headerOur FREE annual AARP Tax Preparation Clinic will be held on Thursday’s, between February 18 and April 8, 2021 by appointment ONLY.

Due to the continued closure of the Currituck Senior Center, this year’s clinic has been moved to:

Currituck County Judicial Center – Courtroom C
2801 Caratoke Highway
Currituck, North Carolina 27929

Appointments will be available between  9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  You can schedule an appointment by contacting Currituck Senior Center at 252-232-3505.

Free AARP tax preparation is open to the public regardless of age and is geared towards low-to moderate income taxpayers.

Please Note:  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic – priority will be given to Currituck County Residents with surrounding county request being filled upon availability.