The OBPA has maintained low membership fees for years.  However, the time has come for us to raise our rates. 

Effective for 2011, the price of annual renewals will increase to $20.  New memberships will cost $35 for the first year, which continues to include the cost of an OBPA license plate and the OBPA decal.  Lifetime memberships will remain at $250.

Your are probably already aware that the OBPA team is 100% volunteers.  There are no perks or payment of any kind to the individuals who work constantly for beach access in between work and family obligations. All membership fees, donations and proceeds made from fundraisers are used strictly for maintaining access to the beaches of the Outer Banks with most of these funds going to our legal team. 2011 and 2012 are shaping up to be very busy years due to the pending implementation of highly restrictive access rules and regulations.

These increases will be reflected on the notices mailed monthly when membership fees become due, as well as on the membership signup page on the website.

Thank-you for your continued support of the OBPA.