Hurricane season is just around
the corner and Dare County
Emergency Management urges residents, business owners and non-resident
owners to ensure they have the proper re-entry credentials prior to the
of the season. There are no changes to the Dare County re-entry
Residents of Dare County need a
valid North Carolina
driver's license with a current Dare County address or a current Dare
tax bill along with a government issued identification to gain entry
a disaster. Residents who have recently moved within Dare County
ensure their driver's license reflects their current address.
All Dare County business owners
should contact Dare County
Emergency Management for re-entry permits for non-resident
employees. Critical businesses such as food service/supply,
pharmacies, banks, gas stations, property management, building supply
hotels will be permitted re-entry only with a Priority Two
permit. Permits issued to critical businesses must meet stringent
criteria. All other businesses will be issued Priority Three
In 2014, non-resident property
owners on Hatteras Island
received a green re-entry permit and non-resident property owners north
Oregon Inlet and on the Dare County mainland received red re-entry
Re-entry permits were mailed to the address listed on the property tax
These permits are valid through 2018. If you did not receive a re-entry
recently purchased a home in Dare County or need a replacement permit,
contact Emergency Management at 252.475.5655.
re-entry stages used following a disaster are:
One: Essential Personnel – with a
Priority One permit issued by the Dare County Control Group.
Two: Permanent Residents & Essential
Personnel for Critical Businesses – with a NC driver's license
Dare County address, or a tax bill with a matching government issued
identification, or Priority Two permit with government issued
Three: Non-Resident Property Owners and
Non-Resident Employees of Non-Critical Businesses – with a
Non-Resident Reentry Permit or Dare County tax bill with government
identification matching the name on the tax record or a Priority Three
with government issued identification.
Four: General Public and Visitors –
reentry passes are not needed.
note, no reentry permits will be issued within
72 hours of expected landfall of a storm on the Outer Banks.
Tax bills can be accessed
County GIS at darenc.com and searching to find your property
address or parcel number. Once property is located, click on the tax
and print the record. Be sure the name on the tax bill matches the name
government issued identification.
For more information regarding
re-entry, please visit darenc.com/reentry or
contact Dare County Emergency Management at (252)475-5655, Monday
Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
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