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.
The 2023-2026 Ocracoke re-entry tags for residents and property owners are now available. 2023 tags are valid through December 31, 2023, however, you may renew your tags anytime before the end of the year.
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 2023-2026 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 regular business hours, Monday and Wednesday between 8am – 12 noon. 2023-2026 Ocracoke Permit Application; 2023-2026 Ocracoke Permit Renewal Application
To complete the process by mail, include a self-addressed and stamped envelope with all necessary documents. Mail the application and self-addressed stamped envelope to: Hyde County Attn: Teresa Adams, P.O. Box 921, Ocracoke, NC 27960
For more information contact Teresa Adams, Hyde County Ocracoke Liaison, 252-921-0053, email@example.com