Hatteras Ferry priority passes for 2016 to 2018, issued by the NC Ferry Division, will be available to permanent residents for three days in May from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Ocracoke Volunteer Fire Department, 822 Irvin Garrish Hwy.
Residents must show a valid driver’s license and a vehicle registration card with an Ocracoke address. Only one pass per vehicle will be issued.
Residents with the last names from A-H will be on Monday, May 2.
Residents with the last name I-P will be on Tuesday, May 3.
Residents with the last name Q-Z will be on Wednesday, May 4.
An FAQ on priority passes can be found here.
The deadline for businesses and vendors serving Ocracoke Island to secure their 2016 priority passes for the Hatteras Inlet ferry is Friday, May 13. Businesses on Ocracoke should inform their vendors about this requirement.
Vendors and businesses must verify that they are a provider of a service to Ocracoke Island and may apply for a priority pass only if the company travels to Ocracoke twice a week, every week.
An application must be obtained at the Hatteras Terminal, appropriately filled out and then approved by the Ferry Division, before a sticker is issued and picked up by the vendor. The process to obtain the sticker takes at least one week, and passes are canceled if the sticker is not picked up within three weeks of the application date.
If a business or vendor misses the May 13 priority pass deadline, priority status will be decided on a case-by-case basis.
For more information, please contact the Hatteras Terminal at 252-986-2353.