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Homebound in My Town

During this time when families are all home spending quality time together, Currituck County and the Currituck Travel & Tourism Department are inviting Currituck County students to submit entries to a new contest – “Homebound in My Town”.

You can pick from 4 different topics and use either of 4 different media types for your selected topic.  You can do more than one topic if you are feeling especially creative!

We thought this would be a great time for our talented students to show us what they love about our area.

The contest will run from Monday, March 30 through Sunday, May 3, 2020.

Your artwork will be judged anonymously in your age category and media type. You will be competing with students in your age group which are:

  • Pre-School – Kindergarten
  • 1st – 3rd Grade
  • 4th – 5th Grade
  • 6th – 8th Grade
  • 9th – 12th Grade

  • My Currituck Community Hero
  • Why I Love Currituck
  • What I Like To Do While I Am At Home
  • My Favorite Currituck Place Or Activity
Acceptable Media Types
  • Photo
  • Essay
    • No more than 200 words for 1st – 5th Grade
    • No more than 400 words for 6th – 12th grade
  • Video
    • No more than 1 minute
  • Art Work
    • paint
    • pencil
    • pen
    • charcoal
There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in each age category by media type.

Winners will be announced Thursday, May 14, 2020 and winners will be recognized at the first Board Of Commissioners meeting where time allows.

Take a moment to create something and then submit your work on this website.

Debra Embrey

Personnel from the Currituck County Wastewater Department will be conducting smoke testing for Moyock Regional Wastewater Treatment System on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Wednesday, April 15, 2020 and Thursday, April 16, 2020 to identify problem areas of the sanitary sewer system.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Moyock Commons
  • Moyock Crossing
WednesdayApril 15, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Moyock Crossings (continue)
  • Hidden Oaks
  • Lakeview
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

  • Lakeview (continue)
  • Countryside Estates
Smoke testing is conducted by blowing air and a smoke-like product into the sanitary sewer system to locate areas where stormwater and/or groundwater may enter. The “smoke” is a non-toxic, odorless substance which is harmless to:

  • people
  • pets
  • food
  • furniture
  • and equipment

During testing, smoke will move through underground piping to house plumbing and is discharged from your plumbing vents on your roof.

Please Note:

  • Smoke may enter your house if your plumbing is faulty or your drain traps are dry. To prevent this, please pour water into all drains in your house prior to the date indicated above.
  • If smoke is detected in your house during the test, open your doors and evacuate until the smoke is cleared. The smoke will disappear quickly with proper ventilation.
  • The presence of smoke in your house should be reported to the County personnel on site. All public safety authorities have been notified of this smoke test (County Sheriff, Fire, and EMS).
  • Mention this notice to your neighbors to prevent any unnecessary concerns.
  • Your presence at your house is not required during testing since it is conducted from the streets.
  • County personnel conducting the test will be taking pictures and documenting where smoke is appearing (street, yards, driveways, cleanouts, etc.). At times, County personnel may need to enter yards or driveways to document information but will not enter houses.

Currituck County Wastewater Department has created an informational brochure that outlined the sanitary sewer system and its proper usage. Residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this information and should also take the time to fix any known problems on their property that connects to the sanitary sewer system prior to this test. Homeowners found with any deliberate sources that drain stormwater or groundwater into the sanitary sewer system may be fined up to $1,000 per day per violation (Currituck County Code of Ordinances, Section 13-139).

If adverse weather occurs during the above time period, smoke testing will be rescheduled. Residents can check this website for updates.

For more information check our Smoke Testing Question & Answer page. For all other questions, please contact the following Currituck County personnel:

Public Utilities Director
Will Rumsey
County Engineer
Eric Weatherly, P.E.
Engineer Technician
Nick Ingold

2020 Census important to Currituck

The 2020 United States Census is very important to Currituck County and all households are encouraged to submit a response. Census data helps determine how $675 Billion in federal funding is distributed to states, counties, and local communities. Census results also determine how many seats each state gets in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The Census only has 10 questions and you can submit your response online, by mail, or by telephone. The U.S. Census Bureau will begin sending invitations to complete the Census on March 12. Remember, everyone counts in Currituck! For more information, visit

Get Your
Beach Parking Permit

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.

The permit system will be effective from the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day.

At this time, you can complete an application and submit via email, mail, or fax.

If submitting the application by mail:

  • allow 10 days for delivery,
  • if your are submitting a Seasonal & 10 Day Application enclose a check made payable to Currituck County,
  • on the application check which center you will be picking the permit up from.

You may also apply in person at one of our county tourist centers.

Methods of payment accepted are:

  • credit cards
  • checks
  • exact cash

Permits can be picked up between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., everyday at:

Currituck Outer Banks Welcome Center
Corolla Visitor’s Center

For more information or to submit an application:

Annual Household Hazardous
Waste Collection

Saturday, March 28, 2020  – Rain or Shine

Currituck County Judicial Center

2801 Caratoke Highway
Currituck, North Carolina  27929
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Southern Outer Banks Water Plant

734 Ocean Trail
Corolla, North Carolina  27929
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste Items:
  • Aerosols
  • Antifreeze (and other automotive fluids)
  • Household Batteries
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Propane Tanks (camp and grill)
  • Alkaline and Acidic Cleaners
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed and Feed
  • Pesticides
  • Insecticides
  • Fungicides
  • Oil Based Paints
  • Paint thinners and solvents
  • Wood filler
  • Adhesives
  • Caulk
  • Mercury (including thermometers, thermostats and debris)
  • Florescent light tubes
Unacceptable Waste Items:
  • Latex paint
  • Business waste (including commercial hazardous waste)
  • Explosives including Ammunition
  • Radioactive materials
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Unknown Gas or Chemicals in bulk form
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Asbestos materials
  • Large quantities of unknown materials
  • Biohazardous Waste, Infectious Waste, Needles / Syringes

*Ecoflo, Inc. reserves the right to refuse any waste deemed unsafe to handle or unsuitable for the collection.

Print Item List (PDF)

Sponsored by:

  • Currituck County Board of Commissioners
  • North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services (NCDA&CS)
  • Currituck County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension
  • with Ecoflo, Inc. providing certified household hazardous waste collection

For additional information please call Currituck County Public Works at 252-232-2504.

County Office Closings in January

Currituck County Government Holiday Closings & Changes:

Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday

Saturday, January 18, 2020

~ Currituck County Libraries

Monday, January 20, 2020

~ Currituck County Animal Shelter

~ All County Administrative Offices

~ Currituck County Cooperative Extension

~ Currituck County Libraries

~ Currituck Senior Centers

All emergency services will remain fully-staffed during the holidays.

Dune Vegetation Cost Share Program

Currituck County recognizes the importance of dune vegetation and dune nourishment. Oceanfront property owners are eligible for reimbursement of the cost to purchase, install and fertilize American Beach Grass plants through participation in the 2020 Dune Vegetation Cost Share Program.

Eligible applicants shall submit an online application.

Take a moment to learn more about how the program works, who is eligible and what you need to do to apply.