Note: Our online reentry permit process is currently undergoing updates. We anticipate it being back online by March 1, 2020.
All online permits issued with a December 31, 2019 expiration date will remain valid until the update is complete.
During a State of Emergency that requires a mandatory evacuation to ensure public safety, the Dare County Control Group will determine when it is safe to return. A staged reentry process is used to facilitate a safe and orderly return allowing the recovery process to begin. No one will be denied entry with proper identification. Reentry permits 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 be allowed entry with a reentry permit and matching government-issued identification.
Priority Two: Permanent Residents & Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses
Permanent Residents will be allowed reentry with a valid NC driver’s license or government-issued identification card with a local address. To expedite movement through traffic control points residents can also display a reentry permit.
Non-resident essential personnel of critical businesses such as grocery stores, food distributor, pharmacies, banks, gas stations, property management, building supply and hotels will be permitted reentry with a reentry permit and matching current government-issued ID.
Priority Three: Non-Resident Property Owners and Non-Resident Employees of Non-Critical Businesses
Non-resident property owners will also be allowed reentry with a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued id or a reentry permit with matching current government-issued identification.
Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses will be allowed entry with a reentry permit with matching current government issued identification.
Priority Four: General Public and Visitors
No reentry permit is needed for Priority Four.