North Carolina Department of Transportation's Ferry Division is now
accepting applications for 2017 vendor priority loading passes on the
Hatteras Inlet route.
Under legislation passed by the General Assembly
in 2016, applicants must pay a $150 fee for the pass and be verified as
a provider of regular commercial services to Ocracoke Island. The pass
holder must also make at least 24 trips to Ocracoke annually.
Applications can be found on the Ferry Division's
website or picked up at the Hatteras Ferry Terminal. Completed
applications will take a minimum of one week for processing. Upon
approval, the fees can be paid by cashier's check or money order and
the pass will be issued at the terminal.
The new legislation does not affect the Ocracoke
resident priority passes, which are issued free to Ocracoke residents
every three years.