A staged re-entry process will be used by the Dare County Control Group to facilitate an orderly re-entry.
No one will be denied entry with proper identification. Proper Identification includes:
- Driver’s License with Dare County address
- Current Tax Bill
- Reentry pass
It is not necessary to place your re-entry permit on your windshield until it is needed for reentry.
Please Note: No re-entry permits will be issued within 72 hours of expected landfall of a storm on the Outer Banks. Re-entry passes from previous years will not be accepted.
- Priority One:Essential personnel
Essential personnel include essential utilities personnel, government personnel, medical personnel, and damage assessment personnel. Essential personnel will receive a Priority One Critical Personnel Pass for re-entry from Municipal Mayors and the Chairman of the Dare County Control Group.
- Priority Two:Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses and Permanent residents
Permanent Residents will be allowed re-entry with a valid NC driver's license with a local address or a current Dare County tax receipt. Non-resident essential personnel of critical businesses such as food service/supply, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, property management, building supply and hotels will be permitted re-entry only with a permit. Permits issued to critical businesses for non-resident essential employees must meet stringent criteria; contact Emergency Management for more information.
- Priority Three:Non-resident property owners and non-resident employees of non-critical businesses
Re-entry permits were mailed to non-resident property owners in April. Permits were issued one to a household based on tax registration information. Green re-entry permits were dispersed for property owners north of Oregon Inlet. Burgundy re-entry permits were dispersed for property owners south of Oregon Inlet. Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses will be allowed entry with a re-entry pass. Business owners must contact Dare County Emergency Management to receive passes for employees.
- Priority Four:General Public, Visitors
No re-entry pass is needed for Priority Four re-entry.
Why are There Re-Entry Delays?
- Polluted water
- Severe flooding
- Limited communications and services/merchants
- No electricity, phone
- Septic tanks backed up and flooding
- Structures undermined
- Severe erosion to shorelines
- Trees & limbs on roads
- Damage to personal property