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.
Re-entry permits are now valid for several years. If you renewed your permit since 2018, it is valid
To make the process even easier, people with existing permits expired prior to 2018 only need to apply for a new 2018-2023 expiration date sticker for their permit.
You will need to bring your hand tag so the data base can be updated. Those applying for the first time will need to complete the full application and supply all necessary documents.
You may renew your existing permit or apply for a new permit in person or by mail. IF renewing in person, make sure to bring the plastic hangtag with you.
Hyde County staff will issue permits at the Ocracoke Community Center on Monday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Friday, May 3, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The Hyde County EMS 2018-2023 Re-Entry Permit Application is available on the Hyde County website
http://www.hydecountync.gov and is posted at the Ocracoke Post Office.
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