Your First Steps as a Property Owner
Welcome to the Bald Head Island community! In the 1970s there was no electricity, and life on the Island was different than it is now. We at the Bald Head Association want to make your assimilation onto the Island as smooth and easy as possible. BHA sends Welcome Packages to new property owners. If you haven't received yours yet, email Diane Mesaris at Diane@BaldHeadAssociation.com.
The following links are to pages of information crucial to negotiating everything from turning on your utilities (who are the providers and how to contact them) to where to shop for necessities:
Turning on utilities — information on who provides electricity, phone, internet and cable to the island.
Getting a golf cart registered — although we do not have cars on BHI, we do have golf carts and registering them annually with the Village is part of your process.
Knox Box information — this handy little box can mean a difference in damage in an emergency.
Ferry information — ticket prices and information, where to find the ferry seasonal schedule, contractor ferry information, etc.
- Fort Fisher ferry runs from Southport to Fort Fisher Ferry Terminal. Click HERE for information.
- The Barge (how large items get to the Island)
Post office box — there is no mail delivery to the homes on Bald Head Island. If you need to receive mail on Island, you need to get a post office box.
Trash collection — who to contact and how to signal for a pick up.
Recycling — Bald Head Island makes every effort to be green. There are recycle containers off Edward Teach Extension for cardboard, certain plastics and glass. You can also donate furniture and items in one of the Public Works bins during operational hours.
Key holding agreement — Island residents may need to have contractors service their homes when away. If you fill out a key holding agreement with BHA, we will let your key out to only those vendors you have specified in the agreement.
Maritime Market (grocery store) — a fully stocked market with fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, breads, beer and wine, dairy, frozen, basic supplies and more. Also offers special orders, catering and a restaurant.
Island Hardware — hardware supplies and more.
Public Safety Department
IPC — Island Package Center is beside the Post Office on Lighthouse Wynd, across from the Village Chapel and Old Baldy. Any package shipped UPS or Fed Ex will arrive at IPC for your pickup.
Barge — how much, how often and why.
BHA's Compass email signup — sign up to receive BHA's Compass email bulletin for special notices sent out by the Bald Head Association (BHA), the largest property owners' association on Bald Head Island.
Voting — who is eligible and how to register.
Parking at Deep Point — parking information, including rates, annual passes and more.
Dues and Taxes — for a list of BHI dues and taxes, including sub-association dues and who to contact.