North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Ferry Division is now
accepting applications for 2018 Vendor Priority Passes on the Hatteras
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. Businesses with
multiple vehicles only need to purchase one pass to cover all vehicles.
Applications can be found on the Ferry Division’s website
or picked up in person 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.