The Arts & Recreation Commission meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 28th has been moved to Wednesday, June 27th. 


FY 2018-19 Budget
Manager's Budget Message 


Notice of Public Hearing

The following item will be considered and Public Hearing conducted by the Town of Ayden Governing Board at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, July 9th, at 7pm, in the Ayden District Courtroom (second floor of Town Hall) at 4144 West Avenue. 

Conduct a Public Hearing on the proposed Ayden Housing Authority Smoke-Free Policy, to be effective July 30, 2018, in compliance with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Administration regulations.   Copies of the policy  are posted for public review on the Town’s website, here, on the Facebook page,, and at the Ayden Housing Authority office located at 4316 Liberty Street, Ayden, NC, and on the bulletin board at Town Hall.

The meeting is open to the public and citizens wishing to speak will be given an opportunity to be heard.

 *Citizens requiring special accommodations to attend meetings scheduled for the second floor of Town Hall should contact the Town Manager’s Office (481-5826) at least 3 business days prior to the meeting. 


In an effort to make timely repairs to our storm sewer mains, rehabilitation of storm water infrastructure will begin Monday, February 26, 2018.  The work will be focused within a one block area encompassing Martin Luther King Jr., First, Second, and Pitt streets.  Construction should be completed within 30 days barring unforeseen issues uncovered during excavation.  Please prepare to make travel allowances to avoid delays and congestion around the work site.  During this time, the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Street and Second Street will be closed and accessible only to owners and residents in the immediate area.  For an aerial view of the construction area, please click here.



Ayden Police Department's Elderly Watch Program

The Ayden Police Department along with the Ayden Community Policing Council care about our seniors and are bringing back our Elderly Watch Program. This program consists of volunteers from the Community Policing Council calling participants to check on them. Calls will be made between the hours of 10am and 4pm daily. This program is free of charge to seniors in our community. If you or a family member are interested in participating in this program, please fill out an application so that you can be added to the list. Applications can be downloaded below or picked up in person at the Ayden Police Department, 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. All applications should be turned in to Officer Clark. For more information or questions, contact Officer Clark at (252) 481-5834. 

Elderly Watch Application

2017 Town of Ayden Water Quality Report (CCR) available for viewing here.


Random Acts of Kindness


The Town of Ayden Governing Board approved the Random Acts of Kindness program at their October 24th board meeting. The purpose of this program is to foster stronger community relations through random acts of kindness. The components of the program are as follows:

*To qualify for the monthly "Random Act of Kindness Award" the name and a brief account of their act of kindness must be submitted by someone other than themselves to the Town Manager in writing.
*The winner will be chosen by a vote of the Board of Commissioners.
*The town will submit a picture and brief bio to local newspaper on the recipient's perspective regarding the improvement of community relations.
*Honoree’s name and deed will be mentioned in the town's monthly newsletter and their picture will be included on our website for one month.
*This will qualify them as a contestant to receive the annual "Random Act of Kindness Award" which will be chosen through Ayden's Board of Commissioners and Chamber of Commerce.
*Ask Ayden-Grifton High School to announce the person's name and deed at our high school ball games. 
To nominate someone for a Random Act of Kindness, fill out the form below and turn it in to the Town Manager's office.  
Nomination Form 

Town of Ayden Featured On National T.V.

The Town of Ayden is proud to announce that it has been featured on national television on The Discovery Channel. The Town appeared on Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw and is recognized as being "One of America's Best Small Communities to Raise a Family."

Ayden officials had previously been contacted by United States Media Television, Inc., a television show production company based in Florida, about being featured in a short documentary about the Town and its charming qualities. The segment featuring the Town appeared on the Discovery Channel on August 2, 2013 and will continue to appear throughout 15 major markets across the southeast and Atlantic of the United States.

Below is the segment featuring the Town of Ayden. It can be viewed via the Town's website or via YouTube. READ MORE >>