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2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-Entry Permit Process


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 issued to be valid for several years. To make the process even easier, people with existing permits only need to bring their existing tag to apply for a new 2018-2023 expiration date sticker for their permit. Those applying for the first time will need to complete the full application and supply all necessary documents.

You may apply for a new permit in person or by mail.  If applying by mail, the applications are processed weekly.   If renewing your permit in person, make sure to bring the plastic hangtag permit with you.    You may send in applications or renewals by mail  (directions are below).  These applications will be processed and returned as soon as possible.   No applications are accepted during an active event.

Hyde County staff will issue Permits in Ocracoke at the Ocracoke Hyde County Office (Community Center) during business hours.

The Hyde County EMS 2018-2023 Re-entry Permit Applications are available below. To complete the process by mail, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with all necessary documents.  

Please mail this application and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hyde County Attn: Teresa Adams, P.O. Box 921, Ocracoke, NC 27960 

2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-entry Permit Application
2018-2023 Ocracoke Re-entry Permit Renewal Application

Re-Entry FAQ
For more information contact:

Teresa Adams
Ocracoke Liaison
[email protected]