County Emergency Management officials are encouraging local residents,
business owners, and non-resident property owners to review their
re-entry plans and make sure they have the necessary permits and
documentation for re-entry following a hurricane.
When needed, re-entry will occur in four phases -- Priority One, Priority Two, Priority Three and Priority Four.
Dare officials note that no passes are issued for Dare County residents
- a valid North Carolina driver’s license with a local address will
allow a resident entry during Priority Two.
In addition, no re-entry permits will be issued within 72 hours of
expected landfall of a storm on the Outer Banks, so it is important for
businesses and agencies classified as Essential Personnel (Priority
One) and Essential Personnel for Critical Businesses (Priority Two) to
contact Emergency Management at 252-475-5655 as soon as possible to
make arrangements before a storm is threatening.
Priority One includes essential utilities, government, medical and
damage assessment personnel. Personnel from these Priority One agencies
will be given a Critical Personnel Pass for re-entry. Contact Dare
County Emergency Management for more information.
Priority Two includes residents and essential personnel for critical
businesses. As mentioned, residents of Dare County will be allowed
entry during Priority Two with a valid driver’s license with a local
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 reentry during Priority
Two 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 includes 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 per
household based on tax registration information.
If you are a non-resident property owner and did not receive your
re-entry permit at the address associated with your Dare County tax
bill, please contact Dare County Emergency Management.
Green re-entry permits were dispersed for property owners north of
Oregon Inlet. Burgundy r-entry permits were dispersed for property
owners south of Oregon Inlet.
Non-resident employees of non-critical businesses will be allowed entry
during Priority Three with a re-entry pass. Business owners must
contact Dare County Emergency Management to receive re-entry passes for
No re-entry passes are required for visitors and the general public to
regain entry when Priority Four phase for re-entry is announced.
For more information about re-entry following a hurricane evacuation, contact Dare County Emergency Management at 252-475-5655.