The Town’s Planning  and Inspections Department is located at Town Hall and includes Director of Planning and Inspections, Building Official, Administrative Zoning Technician, and Code Enforcement/Inspections Official.  The department is involved in commercial site plan review and can offer advice for residential projects. The Director works with the zoning code and advises clients on what is allowed on a piece of land. The zoning code is found on the Town Code page of this website.

You may download the planning departments procedures for how to apply for permits and how to go through the proper avenues to building in Kitty Hawk. The document is in Adobe Acrobat format.

Town Forms and Information

Building Inspections

The Town’s Building Official reviews approved residential and commercial construction to ensure that the construction meets the codes mandated by the North Carolina Building Code.


Planning Department Staff

Rob Testerman, Director of Planning and Inspections

Email Rob at:  rob.testerman@kittyhawktown.net

Phyllis Carter, Administrative Zoning Technician

Email Phyllis at:  phyllis.carter@kittyhawktown.net

David Lewis, Building Inspector

Email David at: david.lewis@kittyhawktown.net

Ben Alexander, Fire Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer

Email Ben at balexander@kittyhawktown.net


Helpful Links

Dare County Emergency Management

North Carolina Division of Emergency Management

FEMA Homepage

FEMA Flood Hazard Mapping Program

Flood Insurance

Flood Smart Step by step guidance for determining your flood risk, understanding the National Flood Insurance Program, and help determining the level of flood insurance needed for your property.

NC Floodplain Mapping Program Property owners can locate and view their property in realtion to flood zones.

NOAA National Hurricane Center

Ready Gov

Ready Gov en Español

ReadyNC.org Ready North Carolina provides information needed to prepare for all types of emergencies


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