SPECIAL ACTS
Article I.
An Act to Lay Off and Establish a New County by the Name of “Dare.”
§ 1.   County laid off and established; boundaries.
§ 2.   County vested with rights of counties of state.
§ 3.   Certain township trustees to continue in office; vacancies in township boards of trustees.
§ 4.   Appointment, powers and duties and term of first county commissioners; submission of question of formation of county to voters.
§ 5.   Appointment and term of first county clerk.
§ 6.   Extension to county of superior court jurisdiction.
§ 7.   Temporary courthouse.
§ 8.   Use of Pasquotank County jail.
§ 9.   Applicability of act relating to townships.
§ 10.   When county allowed first member of house of representatives.
§ 11.   Senatorial district established.
§ 12.   Selection of county seat.
§ 13.   County commissioners to contract for building of courthouse and jail.
§ 14.   Appointment of county surveyors.
§ 15.   Tax levy for purpose of erecting courthouse and jail.
§ 16.   Effective date; ratification.
Article II.
An Act to Authorize the Commissioners of Dare County to Have Transcribed Deeds
and Other Papers or Records in the Counties of Hyde, Tyrrell, etc.
§ 1.   Authority granted.
§ 2.   Effect of transcription and recording of deeds, mortgages, etc., requiring registration.
§ 3.   Compensation.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article III.
An Act to Establish the Dividing Lines Between Certain Sounds in Dare County,
Relative to the Enforcement of the Laws in the Said Sounds by the Fish Commissioner.
§ 1.   Line established.
§ 2.   Effective date; ratification.
Article IV.
An Act Allowing Atlantic Township, Currituck County, to Become Part of Dare County by Act of the Voters of Said Township.
§ 1.   Special election to be held on petition advertising election.
§ 2.   Qualifications of voters and method of conducting special election.
§ 3.   Form of ballots; county and return of votes; reports of result to Dare County board of commissioners.
§ 4.   Effective date of annexation; name of township; line to be surveyed and marked.
§ 5.   Annexed property not to be taxed for bonded indebtedness.
§ 6.   Collection of taxes already levied by Currituck County.
§ 7.   Justices of peace to continue to hold office.
§ 8.   Jurisdiction of causes not affected.
§ 9.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 10.   Effective date; ratification.
Article V.
An Act to Increase the Membership of the Board of Commissioners of Dare County.
§ 1.   Board of commissioners to consist of five persons, effective first Monday in December, 1920; election to be held every two years.
§ 2.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 3.   Effective date; ratification.
Article VI.
An Act to Establish the Line Between Atlantic Township, Dare County, and Poplar Branch Township,
Currituck County, and to Regulate Fishing in Atlantic Township.
§ 1.   Boundary defined; fisheries commission board to mark and buoy line in Currituck Sound.
§ 2.   Certain fishing laws repealed.
§ 3.   Effective date; ratification.
Article VII.
An Act to Authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Dare and Currituck Counties
to Establish and Mark the Dividing Line Between Said Counties.
§ 1.   Commission to be established; each county to bear one-half of expenses; compensation of commission.
§ 2.   Fisheries commission board to mark boundary.
§ 3.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article VIII.
An Act to Consolidate the Townships of Hatteras and Kennakeet in Dare County,
and to Provide for the Election of One Member of the County Board of Commissioners
and One Member of the County Board of Education From Such Consolidated Township.
§ 1.   Townships consolidated; name of consolidated township.
§ 2.   Representation of consolidated township on boards of commissioners and of education of Dare County.
§ 3.   Nomination of township candidate for board of commissioners.
§ 4.   Nomination of township candidate for board of education.
§ 5.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 6.   Effective date; ratification.
Article IX.
An Act to Create a Fire District for the Purpose of Levying Taxes Therein Consisting of Roanoke Island Outside of Manteo
and Authorizing Cooperation With Manteo in Fire Protection.
§ 1.   Roanoke Island Fire District created; composition and purpose.
§ 2.   Annual tax levy.
§ 3.   Tax proceeds to be paid to Town of Manteo.
§ 4.   Town of Manteo to use tax funds for providing and maintaining fire equipment and providing fire protection within fire district.
§ 5.   Town of Manteo to make annual report to Dare County board of commissioners.
§ 6.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 7.   Effective date; ratification.
Article X.
An Act to Establish a Quasi-Public Corporation to be Known as the Dare County Community Center.
§ 1.   Dare County Community Center created; purpose.
§ 2.   Composition, selection and terms of board of trustees; vacancies on board of trustees.
§ 3.   County board of education to convey certain land.
§ 4.   Powers and duties of board of trustees.
§ 5.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 6.   Effective dab; ratification.
Article XI.
An Act to Prohibit the Operation of Motor Vehicles in Certain Beach Areas in Dare County.
§ 1.   Operation of motor vehicles or aircraft prohibited in described areas.
§ 2.   Exceptions.
§ 2-A.   Removal of waste, etc., from beach after fishing operation.
§ 3.   Penalties.
§ 4.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 5.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XII.
An Act to Prevent the Depositing of Trash, Tin Cans, and Litter upon the Lands of Another on Roanoke Island
and on the Beach Between Wright Memorial Bridge and Roanoke Island Bridge in Dare County Without Written Consent.
§ 1.   Depositing trash, debris, litter, etc., upon lands of another prohibited without owner's consent.
§ 2.   Area to which act applicable.
§ 3.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XIII.
An Act Relating to the Nomination and the Election of County Commissioners and Members of the County Board of Education
by Districts in Dare County.
§ 1.   Districts established.
§ 2.   Candidates must reside in district.
§ 3.   Elections.
§ 4.   Members; vacancies.
§ 5.   Representatives of districts.
§ 6.   Additional members; notice of candidacy.
§ 7.   Expiration.
§ 8.   1996 election.
§ 9.   1998 election.
§ 10.   2000 election.
§ 11.   2002 election.
§ 12.   Time of election and expiration.
§ 13.   Chapter repealed.
§ 14.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XIV.
An Act Authorizing the Board of County Commissioners of Dare County to Adopt Rules and Regulations
Regulating or Prohibiting the use of loudspeakers and Other Public Address and Broadcasting Systems
Within Certain Beach Areas in Said County.
§ 1.   Authority granted.
§ 2.   Effective date of rules or ordinances adopted pursuant to act.
§ 3.   Penalties for violations of rules or ordinances.
§ 4.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 5.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XV.
An Act for the Protection of Wildlife on Certain Portions of the Beach and on Roanoke Island in Dare County.
§ 1.   Possession and use of rifles and air rifles restricted in certain areas.
§ 2.   Penalties.
§ 3.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XVI.
An Act to Authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Dare County to Establish, Maintain,
Develop and Improve Waterways in Dare County.
§ 1.   Board of commissioners authorized to investigate need for waterways, etc., upon petition.
§ 2.   Board of commissioners to make findings of fact.
§ 3.   Board of commissioners to proceed with project after findings of fact.
§ 4.   Authority to expend funds.
§ 5.   Authority to participate in matching fund programs, etc.
§ 6.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 7.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XVII.
An Act to Authorize the Board of County Commissioners of Dare County to Establish the Office of Tax Collector,
and to Transfer All of the Duties, Powers and Responsibilities of Tax Collection to the Office of Tax Collector,
and to Relieve the Sheriff of Tax Collections.
§ 1.   Authority granted.
§ 2.   Appointment, term, compensation and bond of tax collector; employment of other personnel.
§ 3.   Powers and duties of tax collector.
§ 4.   Settlement for taxes with tax collector upon appointment.
§ 5.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 6.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XVIII.
An Act Prohibiting the Use of Rifles in the Mainland Area of Dare County from the Northern Boundary Line
of the Town of Kill Devil Hills to the Northern Boundary Line of the County of Dare.
§ 1.   Discharge of rifles prohibited.
§ 2.   Act not applicable to law enforcement officers in pursuit of duties.
§ 3.   Act applicable only in certain areas.
§ 4.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 5.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XIX.
An Act Enabling the County of Dare to Establish an Airport Authority.
§ 1.   Airport authority created; powers and jurisdiction generally.
§ 2.   Composition; appointment, terms and qualifications of members; oath; vacancies.
§ 3.   Members to constitute board of directors; compensation; voting; officers; meetings.
§ 4.   Specific powers and authority.
§ 5.   Issuance of bonds, etc., by airport authority.
§ 6.   Issuance of bonds by county.
§ 7.   Acquisition from county of property for construction, operation and maintenance of airport.
§ 8.   Lands owned, occupied, etc., by airport authority declared to be owned, occupied, etc., for public purpose.
§ 9.   Acquisition of private property or aviation easements.
§ 10.   Annual report to board of commissioners; limitations on powers.
§ 11.   Applicability of state statutes.
§ 12.   Employment of agents, engineers, attorneys, etc.; liability of members for actions.
§ 13.   Authority of county to appropriate funds.
§ 14.   Airport authority authorized to expend funds enter into contracts, etc.
§ 15.   Authority to deal with representatives of federal government.
§ 16.   Powers not effective until members appointed; formation of authority not mandatory.
§ 17.   Administration of funds.
§ 18.   Quarterly reports to board of commissioners.
§ 19.   Validity; repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 20.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XX.
An Act to Prohibit Hunting or Taking of Bear in Dare County.
§ 1.   Hunting or taking bear prohibited in Dare and Craven Counties.
§ 2.   Violations.
§ 3.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXI.
An Act Prohibiting the Running and Chasing of Deer with Dogs between March 1 and June 30 in Dare County.
§ 1.   Running or chasing deer with dogs prohibited between March 1 and June 30.
§ 2.   Allowing dogs to run or chase deer prohibited between March 1 and June 30.
§ 3.   Penalties.
§ 4.   Applicability of act.
§ 5.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXII.
An Act Relating to the Distribution of the Profits from the Operation of the Dare County Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.
§ 1.   Distribution of profits regulated.
§ 2.   Repeal of conflicting laws.
§ 3.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXIII.
An Act Authorizing the Board of Commissioners of Dare County to Create a Dare County Game and Wildlife Commission.
§ 1.   Creation of commission authorized; composition.
§ 2.   Appointment and terms of members; officers; quorum; meetings; members authorized to discuss or vote on own license applications.
§ 3.   Powers and duties generally.
§ 4.   Posting of license.
§ 5.   Hearing and review of licensing disputes; granting, altering, revocation, etc., of licenses; appeals from decisions of commission.
§ 6.   Penalty.
§ 7.   Enforcement.
§ 8.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXIV.
An Act to Expressly Authorize a Local ABC Board to Enter Into a Contract With a Local Law Enforcement Agency.
§ 1.   Modification of G.S., § 18A-17(14).
§ 2.   Act applicable only to certain counties and municipalities.
§ 3.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXV.
An Act to Authorize Dare County to Increase its Occupancy Tax, Levy a Restaurant Tax,
and Create a Tourism Board to Promote Tourism in Dare County.
§ 1.   Occupancy tax.
§ 2.   Definitions.
§ 3.   Additional occupancy tax.
§ 4.   Prepared food and beverage tax.
§ 5.   Penalties.
§ 6.   Dare County Tourism Board.
§ 7.   Use of proceeds of additional occupancy tax and prepared food and beverage tax.
§ 8.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXVI.
An Act to Permit Municipalities Bordering on the Atlantic Ocean to Regulate Sewer Tie-Ons Within Their Corporate Limits,
and to Authorize Dare County to Levy an Excise Tax on Instruments Conveying Real Property in Dare County.
§ 1.   Adding to G.S. Chapter 160A.
§ 2.   Tax.
§ 3.   Terms of Board Members.
§ 4.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXVII.
An Act to Exempt Real Estate Transfer Taxes Transfers to Secured Lenders Foreclosing Loans
or Accepting Deeds in Lieu of Foreclosure.
§ 1.   Amending G.S. Chapter 45.
§ 2.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXVIII.
An Act to Allow the Dare County Board of Commissioners to Redistrict its Residency Districts
and Change the Manner of Election of the Board of Commissioners in Time for the 1992 Primary and Elections.
§ 1.   Repealing G.S. § 153A-60(4).
§ 2.   Repealing G.S. § 153A-61.
§ 3.   Rewriting G.S. § 153A-64.
§ 4.   Public hearing.
§ 5.   Repealing G.S. § 153A-22(g).
§ 5.1   Resolution may apply to 1992 primary and general elections.
§ 5.2   Local acts pertaining to establishment of districts repealed.
§ 6.   Act applicable only to Dare County.
§ 7.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXIX.
An Act to Provide for an Election in the Northeasternmost Part of Dare County on the Question
of Establishing a Duck Area Beautification District
and to Provide for the Levy and Collection of Property Taxes in this District.
§ 1.   Election authorized.
§ 2.   Description of district.
§ 3.   Ballot.
§ 4.   District established; tax levy.
§ 5.   Nature of district; governing body.
§ 6.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXX.
An Act to Provide for an Election Within the Duck Area Beautification District of Dare County to Authorize the Levy
and Collection of Ad Valorem Property Taxes for the Purpose of Constructing and Maintaining Sidewalks Within That District.
§ 1.   Election authorized.
§ 2.   Ballot.
§ 3.   Tax levy.
§ 4.   Governing body.
§ 5.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXXI.
An Act to Allow Dare County to Establish a Special Leash Law District, Apply a Leash Law Within That District,
and Levy a Tax in that District for Enforcement of the Leash Law.
§ 1.   Creation of special districts.
§ 2.   Adoption of ordinance to apply only in special district; definitions.
§ 2.1.   Application of ordinance only in territory of proposed district.
§ 3.   Election authorized; tax levy.
§ 4.   Procedure and results of election.
§ 5.   Ballot.
§ 6.   Vote in favor.
§ 7.   Governing body; audit.
§ 8.   Payment for enforcement.
§ 9.   Act applicable only to Dare County.
§ 10.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXXII.
An Act Making a Qualified Exception from the Public Records Act for the Dare County
and Pamlico County Geographical Information Systems.
§ 1.   Amending Chapter 285, Section 2 of the 1991 Sessions Law.
§ 2.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXXIII.
An Act to Allow the County of Dare to Acquire Property for Use by the County Board of Education
§ 1.   Amending General Statutes, Section 153A-158.1(e).
Article XXXIV.
An Act to Permit Certain Beautification Districts to Hold ABC Elections.
§ 1.   Amending G.S. § 18B-600.
§ 2.   Effective date; ratification.
Article XXXV.
An Act to Provide that the Laws Relating to Motor Vehicles Apply on Streets Owned by the Colington Harbour Association, Inc.,
in Dare County, and to Provide that the Town of Manteo May Regulate Noise in the Atlantic Ocean
And other Waterways Adjacent to that Portion of the Town Within its Boundaries or Within its Extra Territorial Jurisdiction.
§ 1.   Applicability of General Statutes relating to the Colington Harbour Association, Inc..
§ 2.   No interference with ownership.
§ 3.   Speed limits unchanged.
§ 4.   Section 2 of Chapter 84 of 1995 Session Laws.
§ 5.   This act applies only to Dare County.
§ 6.   Effective date; ratification.
Editor’s Note:
   Set out in this part, in chronological order, are certain special acts of the state legislature relating to Dare County. Except for the addition of catchlines and the use of a uniform system of capitalization and spelling, such acts remain unchanged from the original enactments.  The original titles of the acts concerned have been used throughout as article heading. Historical citations following each section indicate the section of the original act from which such section is derived and, where applicable, the derivation of any subsequent amendments to such section, which amendments have been worked into their proper locations in the text.