Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU Ordinance)


Morehead City Accessory Dwelling Unit Forum

Public Forum May 4, 2023


Morehead City held an Accessory Dwelling Unit forum for Town residents and property owners on Thursday, May 4, followed by a question-and-answer session at City Hall, 1100 Bridges Street. 

An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) is an independent and self-contained residential dwelling intended for long-term rental or occupancy by an individual household or family.

The City Council has called for an ADU text amendment effort that will involve conversation with residents and property owners, to explore what degree ADUs should be permitted in Morehead City.

A video presentation of the information discussed at the public forum is now available here.

Comment cards are available here and at the Planning and Inspections Department Office located on the first floor of City Hall. In addition, ADU comments may be emailed to, with the subject line “ADU Comments.” Comments will be received through Friday, May 19th.

Link to Public Forum Information