Architectural Review Board

The Southern Shores Architectural Review Board (ARB) is composed of 6 volunteer residents. One of its members is also a Director on the Civic Association Board. 

ARB Application Form   

ARB Guidelines and Information                             

The primary function of the ARB is to uphold the Protective Covenants and Conditions that exist for all properties in Southern Shores, with the exceptions of Chicahauk, Mallard Cove, Pelican Watchand a portion of Fairway Drive (which have their own ARB groups). They work closely with the Town of Southern Shores, who notify the committee of any permit applications for new construction, additions, remodels, etc. The ARB application should be obtained and submitted to the SSCA office by the contractor (or individual completing the work) before the commencement.

After reviewing the information received, the ARB meets to discuss and review any new construction and those applications that alter the property's developed footprint. In addition, the ARB reviews the specific Protective Covenants and Conditions for each property to ensure that they are maintained. When advised of a Lot Disturbance meeting, an ARB member attends the meeting along with the TOSS Code Enforcement Officer, the contractor, and on occasion, the owner. 

In an advisory capacity, they monitor Covenant Compliance at these meetings. (Any member interested in viewing or obtaining a copy of the Covenants for their property can contact the SSCA Office at (252) 261-8617 for details.)