Hurricane Re-Entry Passes

The Hurricane Re-Entry Passes Program applies to Island Property Owners only. During emergency events such as hurricanes, the Town will close the bridge to the island for public safety and the safety of emergency responders. Once the bridge is closed, access to the island will be blocked and manned by a police officer. After the event, Town officials will inspect the island to ensure safety before property owners will be allowed to inspect their property. When the bridge re-opens, only pass holders will be allowed on the island first followed by the general public.

Passes will be mailed only to island property owners each year in early April in advance of Hurricane season which is June 1st through November 30th.

Only new island property owners will be allowed to get passes from Town Hall. Documentation verifying new ownership will be required.

Passes will be issued to contractors that have on-going projects during the hurricane season when the building permit is issued.