Town Notices

Please visit https://www.brunswickcountync.gov for the latest information on the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Brunswick County.

Brunswick County Public Health Call Line and Email Information

Individuals who have questions afterhours or over the weekend are encouraged to call the North Carolina Public Health Call Line, which has public health professionals available 24 hours a day every day to answer questions: 1-866-462-3821

Town Oak Island Information (these are previous updates — see the Home page for most current info since this info has changed):

May 29, 2020 update:

  • The tennis, pickleball and basketball courts are now open. Please continue to follow all social distancing guidelines. The Farmers Market has also opened for the season (Mondays from 8 am to 1 pm on the fields at SE 46th and Dolphin Drive – parking is available in the cabana parking lot).
  • As a reminder, the beach and beach accesses are open. Also, the Seventh Amended Declaration of a State of Emergency is still in place, and right-of-way parking is still prohibited. See more details below.

May 22, 2020 Update:

  • The beaches are open. The cabana restroom facility is closed and there are no porta-johns at any accesses.
  • Beach accesses and parking lots are open for parking – parking is still not allowed in the right-of-way. Towing for non-compliant vehicles will be enforced.
  • There are no restrictions on rentals.
  • New parking decals are now available for residents and property owners. The decals are purple, and allow parking along the beachfront in spaces marked as restricted. The decals are $10 each and will be valid through December 31, 2021 (the teal decals will still be valid through June 30, 2020). Click here for the application. Decals are limited to 3 per property. Town Hall is still closed — completed decal forms (with copies of required documentation) and payments may be placed in an envelope and put in the drop box on SE 47th St. in the gravel parking lot by the basketball court or sent through the mail. Please note there is a $1 fee for mailing the decals.
  • Parks are open, but not the playground equipment. Boat ramps are open and the parking lots near them are open (but parking is not allowed in the right-of-way). Floating docks are open. The Par 3 Golf Course is open, but the Pro Shop is not, and payment is by credit card only.
  • All other Town recreational facilities remain closed.
  • Click here to see the Town’s notice regarding suspension of water service cutoffs for non-payment.
  • All Town buildings remain closed and business is being conducted via email and phone. Click here for info on how to make payments and how to contact departments/employees. The Town’s dump/convenience site on Airport Road is open – click here for hours and guidelines.
  • Everyone is strongly encouraged to comply with all recommendations from the Federal and State governments, the CDC and the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of North Carolina, including limiting groups to no more than 10 people inside and no more than 25 people outside, limiting activities in public and maintaining at least six (6) feet of distance from other people. Click here for a FAQ from the Governor’s office and click here to see the Governor’s Phase 2 Safer at Home order.
  • To see the Town’s previous updates, or a copy of any of the Declarations of a State of Emergency, click here.

As of May 8, 2020:

  • Click here to see the Town’s notice regarding suspension of water service cutoffs for non-payment.
  • All Town buildings remain closed and business is being conducted via email and phone. Click here for info on how to make payments and how to contact departments/employees.
  • Details for each meeting will be provided about remote viewing/listening for the public for all Council meetings. Advisory board/committee meetings are suspended.
  • Highlights from the Seventh Amended Declaration of a State of Emergency and other information from the Town (click here to see the entire Declaration):
    • Short-term rentals are allowed as of 9 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.
    • Long-term rentals (at least one year or more) were allowed as of May 1, 2020.
    • Effective at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020, the following restrictions and prohibitions are hereby imposed:
    • All beach, estuary, sound side, and inlet water accesses within the Town are open to all persons.
    • All beach parking is open.
    • Individuals must follow strict social distancing measures.
    • Cabana restroom facility will remain closed.
    • All public parking within the Town Rights-of-Way (ROW) is prohibited. Towing for non-compliant vehicles will be enforced.
    • All Town parks are open except for restroom facilities and playground equipment within those parks. The Skate Park is open. The basketball, tennis and pickleball courts remain closed. All other Town recreational facilities remain closed.
    • The Par 3 Golf Course is open for play; there will be no golf cart rentals and payment must be made by credit card only.
    • All boat ramps are open; there is no right-of-way parking allowed.
    • Floating docks at SE 9th Street, SE 19th Street and SE 31st Street (including the kayak launch) and the associated parking areas are open.
    • At this time, Town government buildings and facilities remain closed, including Town Hall, the Police and Fire Departments, the Rec Center, and the Airport Road convenience site (dump).
    • Please check the Town’s website, oakislandnc.com, for information on new parking decals for residents and property owners and details on how to see the livestreaming of the May 12 regular Town Council meeting.Everyone is strongly encouraged to comply with all recommendations from the Federal and State governments, the CDC and the Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of North Carolina, including limiting groups to no more than ten (10) people, limiting activities in public and maintaining at least six (6) feet of distance from other people.
      Persons traveling to Oak Island should plan to bring their own provisions since the grocery stores and similar stores are having trouble with supplies just as they are in many other parts of the state and country. At this time, restaurants are operating on a take-out basis only.

Livestream of the May 8, 2020 Special Meeting:

  • The Town is transitioning to a new agenda management program that also includes the ability to livestream meetings. The Town Council Special Meeting/Budget Workshop at 1 p.m. this Friday, May 8 (recessed April 30 meeting), will be broadcast live on the Town’s website and on Channel 8. The agenda is already available under “Upcoming Events” (the green link). Once the meeting goes live, there will be a link available under “Live Event.” You may have to refresh your browser if the link is not there immediately. Also, once the agenda for the regular May 12 regular Town Council meeting is completed, it will also be listed under Upcoming Events and the link to the agenda will be active. That meeting will be live broadcast in the same way (on the website and Channel 8). Meetings will still be recorded and videos will be uploaded shortly after the meetings. Those videos will be listed under “Past Meeting.”

Previous Updates:

April 7, 2020 info:

  • Garbage and recycling will be collected as normal on Monday, April 13, 2020, with no interruption in service.
  • Please be advised of the following meeting schedule changes and notices (all meetings to be held in Council Chambers at Town Hall). Meeting access for the public will be limited to electronic viewing and/or phone access only, with details to be provided prior to the meetings.
  1. The regular Town Council meeting date for April is changed. The meeting date will be April 21, 2020, still at 6 p.m.
  2. The Town Council Special Meeting/Budget workshop for April 9, 2020 is canceled.
  3. The Town Council will have Special Meeting budget workshops according to the following schedule:
    1. April 15, 2020 – 10 a.m. to noon
    2. April 17, 2020 – 10 a.m. to noon
    3. April 23, 2020 – 10 a.m. to noon
    4. April 28, 2020 – 10 a.m. to noon
    5. April 30, 2020 – 1-4 p.m.
  4. All advisory board and committee meetings remain suspended until further notice. This includes the Planning Board, and the April 16 meeting is canceled.

March 31, 2020:

Link to March 31, 2020 Special Town Council Meeting (on YouTube)

March 30, 2020 update:

In an effort to ensure compliance with the NC Governor’s Executive Stay-at-Home Order, the Town of Oak Island has amended its State of Emergency Declaration.

  • All beaches are now closed to everyone.
  • All right-of-way parking is closed.
  • All street end accesses are closed.
  • All parks and recreational facilities are closed.
  • Effective immediately, no new rental occupancies of any kind or duration are allowed. Read the full Declaration here.

March 26, 2020 update: 

  • The Town has issued a third amended Declaration of a State of Emergency. This Declaration clarifies that the restriction against pedestrian traffic in beach accesses DOES NOT apply to Town residents or Town property owners. There is NO PARKING allowed in the beach accesses, beach area parking lots, or along the right-of-way. (this was changed with the March 30 Amended Declaration).
  • Click here to read the full Declaration.

March 25, 2020 update

  • The Town has issued an Amended Declaration of a State of Emergency. Right-of-way parking is now eliminated, and boat ramps and all recreational facilities are closed.
  • Click here to see the entire Amended Declaration.

March 24, 2020 update

  • The Town of Oak Island is closing all public beach parking lots and accesses effective Tuesday afternoon, March 24, 2020. These closures include the following parking areas: 604 Ocean Drive, the cabana parking lots near SE 46th Street, West Beach (The Point) and Kings’ Lynn.
  • All Town parks and restrooms are also closed effective March 24, 2020. The tennis, basketball, and pickle ball courts are also closed. These closures are in effect until April 30, 2020, unless otherwise modified.

March 23, 2020 afternoon update

  • Amended Declaration signed, short-term rentals (less than 90 days) discontinued through April 30, short-term renters to leave by 2 p.m. Tues, March 24.
  • Special Town Council Meeting – Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 1 p.m. (access will be limited, but the meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook)
  • Click here to read the full update.

March 23, 2020 morning update

  • March 23 4 p.m. Special meeting canceled
  • Town offices and buildings closed to the public effective Tuesday, March 24
  • Town business to be done via email and phone contact – click here for contact info and details on how to make payments
  • Click here to read the full update.

March 21, 2020 update

  • State of Emergency (discontinues short-term rentals less than 3 months’ term, renters to leave by 2 p.m. March 24)
  • Town encourages all travel to be limited to essential travel for property owners and residents, business owners and their respective employees and contractors, and municipal employees and contractors.
  • Click here to read the full update.

March 20, 2020 update

  • Pier and Pierhouse, Par 3 Pro Shop, Recreation Center, Community Center and Skate Park are closed until further notice
  • Click here for the full update.

March 18, 2020 update

  • Advisory board and committee meetings are suspended until further notice.
  • Click here to see the full update.

Updated information will also be shared on all of our social media — Facebook (Town page, Parks and Recreation page, Police Department page and Fire Department page) and Twitter (@OakIsland_Town).