Police Department Frequently Asked Questions
Can the police check my house while I am on vacation or away?

Yes. You can obtain the House Check Form from Town Hall and the Police Department or click here to view and complete the House Check Form online. 

Can a golf cart be operated on the streets in Sunset Beach?

Golf Carts may not be operated on any Town, County, or State road in North Carolina unless the driver has a valid driver’s license and the vehicle has been registered and inspected by DMV. Golf carts may only operate on roads with speed limits designated under 35 mph, but may cross over a roadway that is of a higher speed. 

Are fireworks legal in Sunset Beach?

All fireworks are ILLEGAL and they could carry a penalty of $100.00 and/or 30 days in jail.

How can I get a copy of a police report?

You may come by the Police Department, Monday–Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm to pick up a copy of a police report or you may call us at (910)-579-2151 and we will be happy to mail or fax you a copy.

Can I get my fingerprints made at the Police Department?

Yes. This service is free of charge. We fingerprint Monday–Friday, 10:00 am -2:00 pm. Please remember to bring a picture ID with you.

Who do I call if I have an animal complaint?

Please call the Sunset Beach Police Department with any animal control issues. Brunswick County Animal Services will not come inside the city limits to handle animal calls.

Are dogs allowed on the beach strand?

Dogs are not allowed on the beach strand between the hours of 6:00 am and 5:00 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day. After Labor Day and before the Friday immediately preceding Memorial Day, dogs are permitted on the beach strand if they are restrained. You must also clean up after your dog.

Are weddings allowed on the beach strand or gazebo?

Yes. But remember, any chairs, decorations, etc. must be removed from the beach immediately following the ceremony.