Building Departments in Dare County, North Carolina

There are 5 Building Departments in Dare County, North Carolina, serving a population of 35,412 people in an area of 384 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 7,082 people, and 1 Building Department per 76 square miles.

In North Carolina, Dare County is ranked 1st of 100 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 5th of 100 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Dare County Building Departments

Find Dare County, North Carolina building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.


Dare County Building Department 2601 North Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC

Dare County Building Department, Planning and Zoning 2601 North Croatan Highway Kill Devil Hills, NC

Manteo Town Permits 407 Budleigh Street Manteo, NC

Manteo Zoning 954 Marshall C Collins Drive Manteo, NC

Nags Head Planning Department 5401 South Croatan Highway Nags Head, NC

About the Dare County Building Department

Building Departments in Dare County, NC are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Dare County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Dare County, North Carolina building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Dare County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Dare County, NC zoning laws and requirements

Dare County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Dare County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2017 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Dare County Residential Housing Units
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
Total Housing Units34,2904,521,697
Occupied Housing Units15,264 (44.5%)3,874,346 (85.7%)
Dare County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
Single-Family Detached Homes12,466 (81.7%)2,564,031 (66.2%)
Single-Family Attached Homes302 (2.0%)163,294 (4.2%)
2 Apartments411 (2.7%)75,522 (1.9%)
3 or 4 Apartments305 (2.0%)105,369 (2.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments316 (2.1%)164,819 (4.3%)
10 or More Apartments215 (1.4%)315,258 (8.1%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing1,249 (8.2%)486,053 (12.5%)
Dare County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
2014 or Later105 (0.7%)46,080 (1.2%)
2010 to 2013280 (1.8%)141,392 (3.6%)
2000 to 20092,988 (19.6%)802,896 (20.7%)
1980 to 19997,710 (50.5%)1,403,456 (36.2%)
1960 to 19792,685 (17.6%)885,693 (22.9%)
1940 to 1959690 (4.5%)403,933 (10.4%)
1939 or Earlier806 (5.3%)190,896 (4.9%)
Dare County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
1 Room172 (1.1%)47,603 (1.2%)
2 or 3 Rooms752 (4.9%)306,266 (7.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms6,574 (43.1%)1,477,508 (38.1%)
6 or 7 Rooms4,740 (31.1%)1,236,163 (31.9%)
8 or More Rooms3,026 (19.8%)806,806 (20.8%)
Dare County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
No Bedroom182 (1.2%)50,513 (1.3%)
1 Bedroom452 (3.0%)247,436 (6.4%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms10,744 (70.4%)2,813,482 (72.6%)
4 or More Bedrooms3,886 (25.5%)762,915 (19.7%)
Dare County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Dare CountyNorth Carolina
With Complete Plumbing Facilities15,240 (99.8%)3,862,027 (99.7%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities15,255 (99.9%)3,852,011 (99.4%)