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Dauphin Island POLICE DEPARTMENT is HIRING!  Go here for an application or call 251-861-5523 for more information. 

REMINDER: Dauphin Island currently has a burn ban in place. Please NO FIRES! 


If you have any lost/ missing items or have questions about lost/ missing items, please contact Detective Castile with Dauphin Island Police Department at 251-861-5523.

Alabama businesses affected by the drought can apply for SBA Loans


Town Dumpsters Holiday Schedule:   November 10-11 Closed, 

   November 24-25 Closed, December 22-23 Closed , December 29-30 Open

  •  West End Bird Plan Public Comment Period – The Dauphin Island West End Bird Conservation and Management Plan is now out for public comment through December 4, 2023.  The Town of Dauphin Island and Mobile County have developed this plan with funding provided by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill settlement through the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group. The Plan is intended to guide future implementation of management activities for the uninhabited far West End of the Island with the goal of increasing nesting bird populations and enhancing habitat quality and availability. Please send comments to Chris Warn ( The document can be accessed here


Mobile County is now eligible for federal help after the mid-January tornado and storms. FEMA, in a news release, said residents in Mobile County can now apply for FEMA Individual Assistance (IA), which could include temporary housing help, basic home repairs and some uninsured disaster-related needs.

People affected by the storms can apply for disaster assistance  at, or by using the FEMA mobile app, or by calling 800-621-3362. The helpline is open, and help is available from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Central Time in most languages. If you use a relay service such as video relay service (VRS), captioned telephone service or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

For information on Alabama’s disaster recovery, visit Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at

  • NOTICE FLOOD INSURANCE UPDATE : The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conducted a series of virtual tour audits in early 2021 as part of the town’s administration of the Flood Damage Prevention Ordinance. As a result, some 200+ structures were flagged by FEMA to have possible and/or potential violations. Town staff are currently in the process of contacting property owners, providing on-site inspections, and assisting individuals to achieve full compliance as necessary. Every effort will be made to contact property owners in advance of any required site visits. Please contact the Building Inspection Dept. at 251-861-5525 x222 for additional information. Thank you in advance for your cooperation as we work to assist FEMA with this important process to maintain flood insurance availability for our island community. Additional information will be provided at the appropriate time. 


  • Dauphin Island Municipal Court: For anyone wanting to sign up for DRIVING SCHOOL instead of coming to court please call 251-861-5525 ext. 227. 

  • *Notice : Mobile County Health Department -  Eastern Equine Encephalitis

The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) recently reported that Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) was detected in a sentinel chicken on Dauphin Island. These types of tests are checked weekly and MCHD is taking necessary actions to reduce and/or eliminate this health risk. Additional sprayings are underway via land-based vehicles and airplane along with other treatments to reduce the mosquito population. Health officials have also reached out to island property owners to notify them that previously requested “no spray” areas will be temporarily suspended.

Mosquitoes are most active during the early morning and evening time periods. You can reduce your exposure as follows; (a) Use an EPA-registered repellent with DEET (b) Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts when outdoors (c) Stay/sleep in places with air conditioning and/or window and door screens and (d) Empty/remove standing water within your property.
To report an issue with mosquitoes, contact Vector Services at (251) 690-8124. For additional information visit and click on Vector Control listed under “Services”.


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