Business Re-Entry Permits

Business Re-Entry Permits

Re-entry checkpoint in Corolla. Several Sheriff Deputies with cars and the Sheriff's trailer.

If your business falls under either Priority 1 or 2, you can take proactive in obtaining re-entry passes for you and your employees prior to a storm. This will allow you timely access back into the county to continue your essential business functions and operations. Each business owner or manager is strongly encouraged to acquire needed permits prior to hurricane season. If there is an impending event, we cannot guarantee timely delivery of permits.

If your business is physically located in Corolla or your business is transient in Corolla or Carova Beach, you will need to obtain re-entry permits for your employees. To apply for a Priority I or II permit(s), please fill out our online application.

All non-critical businesses fall into Category 3 and do not need a permit as general traffic flow will be allowed at that point.

If you have a question as to where your business falls within one of these priorities, please contact Emergency Management staff at 252-232-2115 or [email protected].

Access Information
  1. Essential Personnel
    • County Public Safety Agencies
    • Utilities/Infrastructure teams
    • County/State Damage Assessment Teams
    • Power/Energy Companies
    • Disaster Relief Agencies
    • Designated Hotel Employees
  2. Residents, Property Owners & Critical Businesses 
    • Pharmacy
    • Food Service
    • Grocery Stores
    • Financial/Banks
    • Gas Stations
    • Insurance
    • Property Management
    • Debris Removal
    • Supply Chain & Building Suppliers Distributors
    • Contractors
    • Trades (electrical, plumbing, etc.)
  3. Visitors & General Public

Evacuation Re-Entry Categories

Priority I
Essential Personnel

Priority II
Property Owners
Critical Businesses

Priority III
General Public