New re-entry tags for island entry after emergency evacuations are now available to Ocracoke Island residents and property owners.
Hyde County Emergency Services Department issues multi-year re-entry permits for use when emergency conditions limit general access to Ocracoke Island.
All re-entry tags will expire by Dec. 31 this year, said Teresa Adams, Hyde County liaison. However, islanders may renew their tags any time before Dec. 31.
They can do so with Adams in her office inside the Community Center during her business hours of 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Wednesday.
Those people with existing permits only need to bring their existing tag to apply for a new 2023-2026 expiration date sticker for their tag.
If renewing your permit in person, make sure to bring the plastic hangtag with you.
If applying for the first time, you will need to complete the full application and supply all necessary documents: Copy of the tax card/tax bill validating that the property is in your name or documentation verifying any rental arrangements and a copy of a valid driver’s license for each member of the household (black out the driver’s license numbers).
You may also apply for a new permit by mail. Mail-in applications are processed weekly.
To complete the process by mail, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with all necessary documents. Applications are available for printing on the Hyde County website hydecountync.gov.
Please mail this application and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hyde County Attn: Teresa Adams, P.O. Box 921, Ocracoke, NC 27960
These applications will be processed and returned as soon as possible.
No applications are accepted during an active emergency event.