In an effort to improve the look of our downtown and commercial districts, the Town would like to discuss implementing a more comprehensive Non-Residential Maintenance Code.

In order to accommodate as many business owners and/or owners of commercial property as possible, we will be holding two identical stakeholders’ meetings to hear your input and feedback on this matter. We hope you can join us for one of the two meetings below:

Thursday, February 22nd 7-8:30pm, Old Town Hall, 4106 West Avenue


Monday, February 26th 7-8:30pm, Ayden Community Building, 548 Second Street.

If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, at (252) 481-5826.

Notice of Governing Board Planning Session

The Town of Ayden Governing Board will have a planning retreat on Saturday, February 24th, from 8am to 10am, on the 2nd Floor of the Ayden Town Hall, located at 4144 West Avenue, Ayden, NC. 

Are you struggling to pay your utility bill?  We're here to help... 

The Town of Ayden Utilities understands that the cold blast could present some difficulties for some of our customers when they receive a significantly higher-than-usual bill, and we’re here to help. If your bill that includes the first part of January is larger than expected and you’re struggling to pay it, please reach out to us. We are willing to talk with you and offer customized assistance on a case-by-case basis. Just call 252-481-5817 and we can discuss your particular situation and find a solution.



Beginning February 14, 2018 the town will begin sewer reconstruction along 3rd Street/NC 102. The work is being done to improve the integrity of the mains prior to NCDOT's resurfacing of 3rd Street/NC 102 later this year. Construction will begin in front of Ayden Elementary School (Project No. 1). Reconstruction will also take place between Juanita and Montague Avenues (Project No. 2) and near the Masonic Lodge, between McCary and Southeast College Streets (Project No. 3). All construction is expected to be completed within one month barring unforeseen problems uncovered during excavation.  Construction activity may reduce traffic down to one lane and could result in the closure of 3rd Street/NC 102.  Please pay close attention to traffic signs and construction flaggers while navigating throughout town and add to your travel time as congestion will be prevalent.  We thank you for your patience during this time of infrastructure repair.  For an aerial view of the construction areas, please click here.


Town of Ayden

News Release


Temporary Conversion to Chlorine

 Beginning March 12 and continuing until April 16, the Town of Ayden will temporarily change the disinfectant used in the water treatment process. The Town of Ayden will be using chlorine rather than chloramines during this five-week period.

Since March 2009, the Town of Ayden has used chloramines, a mixture of chlorine and ammonia, as the disinfectant in its water treatment process. “Chloramines are an effective disinfectant and also reduce the level of byproducts that are regulated by the US Environmental Protection Agency.” “State drinking water guidelines recommend that water systems using chloramines periodically switch back to free chlorine (chlorine alone) for a minimum of four weeks. This brief, scheduled change in disinfectant is a standard water treatment practice to keep water mains clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria throughout the year.”

During the temporary switch to free chlorine, customers may notice a slight change in the taste or smell of their tap water. The mild chlorine taste and smell is normal and poses no health risk. Most customers will not need to take any precautions as the water remains safe to drink and is treated according to both state and federal standards. People and businesses that normally take special precautions to remove chloramines from tap water, such as dialysis centers, medical facilities and aquatic pet owners, should continue to take the same precautions during the temporary switch from chloramines to free chlorine.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Kimberly Raynor at (252) 481-5828.



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

FY 2017-2018 Budget

Click here to view a copy of the budget for the FY 2017-2018 adopted by the Ayden Governing Board on June 12, 2017.

2016 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 >>