2013 Vehicle License Tax (decal) due

The 2013Vehicle License Tax (decal) is due beginning Tuesday, January 2, 2013.

Year round residents

Per the Town's ordinance (Ch.10, Art.II, 16-22), each owner of a motor vehicle that displays a current NC license plate and resides year round within the Town shall pay an annual license tax in the amount of $5 per registered vehicle in order to obtain a vehicle decal. The decal must be displayed inside the lower left-hand corner of the windshield of the vehicle. The annual license tax shall be paid on or before March 31 of each year. License tax paid after March 31 will be subject to a $10 penalty. Violation is subject to a civil citation in the amount of $25 for the first offense; misdemeanor for the second offense..

Non resident property owners

Payment of the annual license tax is not a requirement for non resident property owners. As the decal may be used to identify property owners for re-entry in the event of emergencies, you may want to purchase one at the cost of $5.00 per vehicle.


1. Town Hall, 117 Settlers Lane, Monday - Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Cash, check or credit/debit card accepted.

2. Via Mail – enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope, a copy of the vehicle registration with the Kure Beach street address noted on the copy (if it is not already on the registration), with payment to: Town of Kure Beach, Decal Department, 117 Settlers Lane, Kure Beach, NC 28449.

3. Online through Town website - using a credit/ debit card at www.townofkurebeach.org >online payments>vehicle decal. Small fee involved.

Decals are available for purchase now.