Currituck County Access Permit
Online Application

Effective January 1, 2023, county residents must have a Currituck County Access Permit to:

  • Utilize all solid waste and recycling convenience centers.
  • Park on the 4 Wheel Drive beach north of Corolla; and
  • Based on permit color, re-enter designated areas following an emergency evacuation.

The permits are non-adhesive and can be transferred from one vehicle to another. Place the Permit on the vehicle’s windshield on the driver’s side lower corner.

Permits are valid for 2023-2024.


Each property owner receives a total of 2 permits, regardless of the number of individual properties owned. No exceptions will be granted.

  • Mainland property owners receive 2 blue permits.
  • Outer Banks property owners receive 2 red permits.
  • Those who own property on the mainland and Outer Banks receive 2 red permits only.
Long-Term Renters
  • Citizens who rent homes on a long-term basis may receive 2 Access Permits by submitting an application. Proof of lease is required.
Replacement Permits
  • Property owners may submit a request for a replacement permit.
  • A fee of $75 will be charged for the replacement of a lost permit.
  • No more than 2 permit replacements in the 2-year period will be issued.
  • Damaged permits may be returned to the County Manager’s office and replaced without a fee.


New permits are valid for 2 years beginning January 1, 2023 until December 31, 2024 and replace the Solid Waste Permit.

During the transition to new permits, the date citizens may use their Solid Waste Permits has been extended to Tuesday, February 28, 2023.

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