Islanders can get new priority passes at the ferry ticket booth, but not during ferry loading times. Photo: C. Leinbach

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OCRACOKE – Permanent Ocracoke residents who have acquired new vehicles since Hurricane Dorian can receive priority loading passes for those vehicles at the Silver Lake terminal ticket booth.

The ticket booth is open between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. seven days a week, but officials are asking that residents avoid this process during ferry loading times. See ferry departure times here.

To qualify for a priority loading pass, residents must fill out a priority pass application and present a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration card with an Ocracoke address.

The pass should then be displayed in the driver’s side window of the vehicle.

Priority loading passes are required in order to gain access to the priority loading lanes on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry route.

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