County-sponsored removal of Hurricane Dorian-generated debris has been extended to Feb. 29. Photo: C. Leinbach

From Hyde County

Hyde County will extend the collection of Hurricane Dorian roadside debris removal on Ocracoke Island until Feb. 29.

This action is being taken to aid in the demolition and tear out of storm damaged structures and aid in the recovery of the island.

Only storm debris from demolition and tear out will be collected per FEMA regulation.

Debris removal contractors will not pick up new construction debris.

All new construction should be permitted through the Hyde County Building Inspections Office for a number of reasons:

New construction debris removal should be coordinated through the Building Inspections Office. Rehabilitations creating significant volumes of construction debris may be required to use an onsite container while smaller amounts of construction debris can be disposed of at the Ocracoke Convenience Site.

Our team will work with property owners to provide a construction debris method that is the least burdensome and aids in the recovery process to the highest degree possible.

Please note that all permit fees for Dorian related reconstruction have been waived.

Please call Jane Hodges at 252-926-4372 or email for questions in regard to building permits and inspections.

The permitting of demolitions, new constructions and tear outs enable Hyde County to coordinate your new construction debris removal and ensure your project is supported by our collection program.

In addition, permitting your project ensures that Hyde County tax assessors can reevaluate the value of your property. Without documenting your demolition through a building permit, the tax assessment team will not be aware of any change to the value of your property.

Your property tax bill for the 2020-2021 tax year is contingent on the value of your home as of Jan. 1. For more information in regard to tax reassessment please call Kris Noble, Hyde County manager, at 252-542-0802 or

If you expect your demolition or “muck and mold” project to extend past the Feb. 29 deadline or to coordinate your new construction debris removal, please contact Teresa Adams at her number 252-368-6430, or by email at

Please be prepared to give Adams an address and a date for removal. Hyde Count will do everything it can to assist in the disposal of your debris, but please do not put debris generated after the deadline on the roadside unless you are instructed to do so.

Household hazardous wastes will be collected and transported off the island by an approved contractor on Feb. 17.

To identify potential storm-generated household hazardous waste, please call Adams at the above number.

The vegetative debris that is currently being collected is being recycled into mulch.

Some of that mulch is being made available to community members free of charge at the Ocracoke Garden Center (pick up only).

If you have any questions or concerns in regard to debris removal or other items, please do not hesitate to call or email Noble.


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