Laws & Policies
Service-wide policy for the National Park Service is developed by the Office of Policy with public input and in accordance with applicable laws. Policies dictate many of the overall directions and procedures used by all parks. More...
The Code of Federal Regulations 36 CFR parts 1-199 and the Park Compendium (PDF 5.3 MB) provide a complete listing of park rules and regulations. These most specific rules are developed with public input to implement applicable law.
As Cape Hatteras National Seashore manages under concurrent jurisdiction, State of North Carolina statues are assimilated.
Firearms Regulations: As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws to legally possess firearms in this park.
It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point about state and local firearms laws please go to the following web site and select the state that you are interested in from the list on the right side of the page: http://www.ncdoj.gov/getdoc/
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