As a community that has suffered loss due to hurricanes and flooding, the Town of Ayden and Ayden Elementary School have arranged to give back by adopting Stephen F. Austin Elementary School in Texas.  The drive will be for the month of September. Items can be delivered to Ayden Elementary School, the main office for the Town of Ayden, or Ayden Christian Church, located beside the post office.  

Monetary donations will also be accepted.  Make your check out to Ayden Elementary School or Ayden Christian Church and we will purchase any additional needed items.  If a check is written, in the memo, please state Hurricane Relief. The school has requested no gift cards.

Items requested are listed below:

Boy/girl shirt: 18 months - sizes 14/16
Boys/girls pants/shorts: sizes 4-14
Shoes sizes:  baby boy:  size 2T, 5 and 10
Boy: sizes 2, 3, 5,7, 8, 13
Girl:  sizes 4, 6, 10, 11
Ladies: 7.5
Socks for above shoe sizes
Underwear/panties: boy/girl 4T-large
Toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap.
Baby diapers: size 4
Pullups: Size 4t-5t

Thank you in advance for your generous donation.

Town of Ayden - Board Vacancies

The Town of Ayden Governing Board is seeking to fill two vacancies on the Ayden Library Board.  The Library Board advises the Ayden Governing Board on all matters related to the Library’s operations.  It meets quarterly at the Library (451 Second Street).

Unless the vacancy is posted as “ETJ” (extra-territorial jurisdiction), you must live within the Town’s corporate limits to serve on a Town Board or Commission.

Applications must be received by Monday, October 2nd to be considered for appointment at the October 9th Board meeting.

Applications are available at and also at Ayden Town Hall.  All applications should be delivered to:  Sarah Radcliff, Town Clerk, 4144 West Avenue.

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.


To keep up with technology and to ensure that we continue to bill our customers for their usage as accurately and as efficiently as possible, the Town has made advancements to our utility billing system.  To prepare for the new system, while trying to keep our due dates the same, the time frame for data collection has been shortened.  As a result, customers may experience shorter service periods during the month of June and longer service periods during the month of July.  (A normal service period should be between 28 and 32 days.)   The shift in service period, in addition to the increased kilowatt usage during the summer months, may likely increase amounts due in July and August.  We ask that you prepare for the likelihood of larger utility bills during this time and we appreciate your patience during this transition period.  If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at (252) 481-5821, 481-5822 or 481-5823. Thank you.


 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 >>