Currituck offers advice on permits for storm repairs

By on October 31, 2012

Damaged dunes at Corolla. (Susan Mason)

Currituck property owners facing repairs or reconstruction due to damage from Hurricane Sandy are being asked to contact the county’s planning department before starting any work.

Permits to make fixes may be required in certain situations, according to county news release.

Reconstruction of damaged dune walkways and dune decks will require a building permit and Coastal Area Management Act approval.

County staff will be able to explain CAMA exemptions that may apply, depending upon the size and extent of damage of the structure.

In an effort to aid recovery, the Board of Commissioners has waived fees for permits associated with storm damage from Hurricane Sandy until Nov. 30.

Citizens should also contact the Planning and Community Development Department prior to beginning any efforts at dune restoration.

Options for dune replenishment include natural dune recovery, sand fencing, importing sand or beach bulldozing, also known as beach push.

Beach pushes may occur only from Nov. 15 until May 1, due to state regulations regarding sea turtle nesting.

For more information, contact the Currituck Planning and Community Development Department’s main office at (252) 232-3055, or the Corolla office at (252) 453-8555.

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