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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.

COURT for April 10, has been canceled due to severe weather!

 

 

Project “ALL ABOUT THE BIRDS” is an ongoing collaboration between the “Town of Dauphin Island” and “Dauphin Island Bird Sanctuaries“  that protects plots of wildflowers, necessary food for migrating birds. This project began several years ago in DIBS member Don McKee’s yard and was very successful in attracting Painted Buntings and other migrants. it was adopted the next year by the Town and DIBS. Each year, additional streets have been added to protect even more areas. Mowing will resume in early May. Many thanks once again to Mayor, Jeff Collier and the Town of Dauphin Island for their continued support. If you live on Dauphin Island and would like a sign placed in your yard to participate contact Don or Dena McKee at 861-BIRD.

Alabama businesses affected by the drought can apply for SBA Loans

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Parking Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARDI GRAS RULES 

  • Mardi Gras parade route along Bienville Boulevard (right-of-way) and improve safety as follows; Reserving of spaces along the parade route is limited to the day of event (beginning at sunrise) and ropes, ribbons, and other similar materials are not allowed to mark areas. You can place out tents vehicles, lawn chairs etc. to claim your space the morning of the parade. Items placed along the route must be removed at the conclusion of each parade or be subject to disposal during the post-parade clean-up process. Parade goers are also encouraged to only take as much space as needed for their respective group and to make room for others whenever possible.

  • MOBILE COUNTY IS ELIGIBLE FOR FEMA AID FOR RECENT STORM ACTIVITY

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 disasterassistance.gov, 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 fema.gov/disaster/4684. Follow FEMA on Twitter at FEMA Region 4 (@femaregion4) / Twitter and at facebook.com/fema.

  • 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 http://MCHD.org and click on Vector Control listed under “Services”

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