Dare County Emergency Management encourages all Dare County residents, non-resident property owners and business owners to obtain their reentry permits well ahead of hurricane season, which officially begins on June 1, 2023.
To enter Dare County following a mandatory evacuation, individuals must present a current reentry permit along with a valid corresponding ID—expired reentry permits from previous years will not be accepted. For local residents, reentry permits are not necessary as long as the resident has a valid ID that contains a local Dare County address.
Reentry permits, which are issued as a PDF file that is sent via email to applicants with the required credentials, can be obtained via Dare County’s online system at any time. Once they have been issued, reentry permits expire at the end of the calendar year. Individuals who were issued 2022 reentry permits—with the exception of business owners/managers who have previously been issued permits—will need to apply for a new reentry permit for the current calendar year.
To obtain a 2023 reentry permit from Dare County Emergency Management, please click below to access the online system.