Licenses and Voting Outer Banks

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Drivers License & Automobile Registration

All new residents of North Carolina who plan to operate a motor vehicle in this state must obtain a driver's license within 60 days of establishing a permanent residence. To apply, you must appear in person at one of the state's driver license offices and take the required tests. 

Licenses can be obtained: In Nags Head 2808 South Croatan Highway, Nags Head  (252) 475-3712.


Fishing Licenses

The NC Division of Marine Fisheries, for information, call 1-800-682-2632 or contact the local Wanchese Field office, P.O. Box 539, 604 Harbor Road, Wanchese, NC 27981. (252)473-5734.

Hunting Licenses

Hunting and Trapping Regulations can be obtained from the Clerk to the Currituck County Game Commision, Box 137A, Knotts Island, NC 27950. (252)429-3017.

All licensed hunters hunting migratory game birds (dove, rails, woodcock, stripe or waterfowl) in North Carolina are required to have certification in the Federal Harvest Information Program (HIP). Certification can be obtained free of charge from any Wildlife Service Agent when you purchase a hunting license. For more information about fishing and hunting licenses in N.C., visit or call 1-88-2HUNTFISH (1-888-248-6834). Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Please have your Visa or MasterCard number ready for telephone orders.)

Dog Licenses

Dog Licenses are renewable January 1 each year at the Dare County Animal Shelter (475-5620), satellite county offices in Kill Devil Hills or Buxton, or Currituck County Humane Society (453-6807). Proof of rabies vaccination is required and the license fee is reduced for spayed or neutered dogs. Some towns also require a town license including the Town of Kill Devil Hills and Town of Kitty Hawk. Animals are required to wear tags at all times.

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