We love our four-legged friends on the Outer Banks, especially our canine companions. While the OBX in general is a very pet-friendly destination, each town has it's own specific leash laws and regulations for pets. But no matter which town you take your pets, it's always necessary to pick up pet waste and dispose of it in a waste receptacle. Here's the "scoop" on the town leash laws for the Outer Banks:
Dogs are allowed on the beach as long as they are on a leash; however, there are no leash length requirements. For more information, contact Currituck County at 252-453-8555.
Dogs are allowed on the beach unleashed, but as a matter of public safety and courtesy, they should be under the watchful eye and contact of their owner. townofduck.com
In addition to a year-round leash law, there are time restrictions for dogs on the beach during the summer months. From May 15 - Sept 15, dogs are allowed on the beach before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. Dogs must be on leashes no longer than 10 feet. All pet waste must be collected immediately and deposited in appropriate containers. The same rules apply during all hours in the off-season. southernshores-nc.gov
Dogs are allowed on beach and must display a current rabies tag. Owner/handler must remove pet waste and possess a bag/container for waste removal at all times. From the Friday before Memorial Day until the day after Labor Day between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., dogs must be on a leash not exceeding 12 feet. Dogs may be taken off the leash only if they will not disturb other people on the beach and must be controlled by the handler, who must remain within 30 feet of the dog at all times. Leash must be with owner/handler at all times. townofkittyhawk.org
Kill Devil Hills:
Dogs are not allowed on the beach from May 15 - September 15 during the hourse of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. unless they are aiding the handicapped. All pet waste must be gathered in appropriate containers. Year-round leash law. kdhnc.com
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round as long as they are restrained by a least not exceeding 10 feet.townofnagshead.net
Cape Hatteras National Seashore:
Dogs are allowed on the beach year-round if they are restrained with a leash 6 feet or less at all times.nps.gov/caha
Information courtesy of outebanks.org and visitcurrituck.com
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About Outer Banks Real Estate Mike and Stacy Siers Howard Hanna
We could give you the scripted bio, but it is the age of Google. Believe me when I say if you are online, you can be found. I want to tell you what you may not know.
Stacy and I have been together for most of our lives. We enjoy being around each other so much we work together. I like to say she keeps me balanced. I have been fortunate to work for many people and companies throughout the Mid Atlantic region and feel that experience has helped me understand people and situations. I have been doing sales for about 20 years, construction during 10 of those years and have managed a few companies along the way. Stacy, operated a HVAC company, managed retail and restaurants. Stacy started in Real Estate in 2008, not the best time if you dare to remember the real estate crash. She motivated me to get my license in 2009 and I started in 2010. I looked at the bad real estate market as an opportunity. A time to learn the market from the bottom up. A time to learn how to sell real estate when no one could buy it. In one of my past jobs, I learned the who, what, whens and hows of sales. I could move products! When I bought my first house out of college, I learned this was one of the most important purchases I would ever make. So when we work with clients, it is about them. We want to know why you are looking, how you want to use the house or what you are selling. What memories you have made from this house. We believe real estate is about people and relationships. We are fortunate to build friendships through real estate. It usually means we go to a lot of dinners in the summer when folks are down. (I really love that part)
The wrap up, Stacy and I won't sell you a house on The Outer Banks of North Carolina. We will work with you, share our knowledge, provide facts and dig for information on every home you are interested in and hopefully grab a bite to eat and share the memories you are making!
"Entering into the Outer banks real estate market was a new and at times nerve wracking venture for my husband and I. Mike Nolan's years of experience not just as an agent but as an expert: on the market, the do's and don'ts based on our price point and intended use of the property was obvious and comforting. Although you can't remove the desire to sell from a "salesman," Mike never made us feel pushed or pressured. We felt he was in it for the long haul and was committed to helping us find exactly what we were looking for regardless the timeline. Mike worked diligently on our behalf before-through and after the sale. He proved he would go the extra mile, even when it meant shoveling horse poop off our new driveway so we didn't have to. That is true customer service."