Updated requirements for access to Dare County

Published 6:30 am Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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On Tuesday morning, the Dare County Control Group decided to establish checkpoints restricting visitor access to Dare County.

The order was implemented at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

Dare County Sheriff’s deputies established checkpoints at the Kitty Hawk side of the Wright Memorial Bridge and at the Manns Harbor intersection with U.S. 64. In Bulletin No. 4, the Dare County Sheriff’s Office requests that all commercial traffic entering the county use the right lane and all regular traffic use the left lane at both checkpoints.

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Updated federal guidelines recommend that people avoid discretionary travel.

In Bulletin No. 2, entry into Dare County by non-resident property owners, permanent residents and non-resident employees required an entry permit available online, but high demand for the online system caused difficulties.

Bulletin No. 4 issued at 5:05 p.m., March 17, modified the initial entry permit information. Additional information came from Dare County Public Relations.

Permanent residents of Dare, Currituck, Hyde and Tyrrell counties will be allowed entry with a valid NC driver’s license with a Dare, Currituck, Hyde or Tyrrell county address or a government-issued identification card with a local address. This applies to those from adjoining counties who need to enter Dare County to conduct business, work or attend medical appointments. No one from Dare, Currituck, Hyde or Tyrrell counties will be denied entry with proper identification.

Non-resident property owners will be allowed entry with a current tax bill or parcel data sheet with matching current government-issued ID or an entry permit with matching current government-issued identification.

Non-resident employees may show documentation providing proof of employment such as pay stubs, employee identification badges, etc.



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