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2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-Entry Permit Process

Re entry Permit

The Hyde County Emergency Services Department issues re-entry permits to Ocracoke residents and property owners to be used when emergency conditions limit general access to Ocracoke Island.

The re-entry permit process was modified in 2014. Re-entry permits are now issued to be valid for several years. To make the process even easier, people with existing permits only need bring their existing tag to apply for a new 2018-2023 expiration date sticker for their permit. Those applying for the first time will need to complete the full application and supply all necessary documents.

You may apply for a new permit in person or by mail.  If applying by mail, the applications are processed quarterly.   If renewing your permit in person, make sure to bring the plastic hangtag permit with you.    Applications are done in person in May ONLY.  If you miss these dates you may send in applications or renewals by mail only (directions are below).    No applications are accepted during an active event.

Hyde County staff will issue permits in Swan Quarter at the Hyde County Government Center on Wednesday, May 9, from 9:00am to 12:00am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm; and Thursday, May 10, 2018, from 12:00am to 3:30pm.

Permits will be issued in Ocracoke at the Ocracoke Community Center from

9:00am to 12:00am and 1:30pm to 4:00pm on:

Monday, May 14, 2018 for last names beginning with A-E;
Tuesday, May 15, for last names beginning with F-J;
Wednesday, May 16, with last names beginning with K-O;
Thursday, May 17, with last names beginning with P-T;
Friday, May 18, with last names beginning with U-Z.

The Hyde County EMS 2018-2023 Re-entry Permit Applications are available below. To complete the process by mail, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with all necessary documents.  
Please mail this application to: Hyde County Attn: Teresa Adams, P.O. Box 921 Ocracoke, NC 27960

2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-entry Permit Application

2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-entry Permit Renewal Application

For more information contact:

Teresa Adams
252-542-8066
[email protected]