Post Hurricane Re-Entry

Following an Evacuation
It is in the best interest of the Town and community to ensure safety on the island and get individuals back into their homes as efficiently as possible. Please be patient with us. Unrestricted access will be allowed to the general public once properties are secured and the Town of Wrightsville Beach has had adequate time to recover.

Re-entry Passes & Identification
To re-enter the Town of Wrightsville Beach following a mandatory hurricane evacuation, different types of identification are required depending on user need or function. 

The following individuals need special re-entry passes:
  • Boat owners
  • Business owners
  • Caretakers
  • Contractors
  • Marina owners
  • Members of the media
  • Property managers
  • Residents
Residents and Property Owners 
Vehicle tax decals, which also serve as a means of identification for re-entry should a hurricane event occur, are issued by Lanier Parking located at 321 Causeway Drive. The decals are to be affixed to vehicles and will be required for access to the area following a community-wide evacuation. Section 70.36 of the Town’s code of ordinances requires that a current identification decal be placed inside the lower left-hand corner of the vehicle's windshield. We encourage residents and property owners to purchase decals early.

When a hurricane is forecast to threaten Wrightsville Beach, Town Hall will continue selling decals during a Hurricane Watch status (hurricane conditions possible within 48 hours). Dispensing of decals will cease when a Hurricane Warning is issued (hurricane conditions are expected within 36 hours). Vehicle tax decals are $5 each. For additional details, please call Town Hall at 910-256-7900.

All Other Re-entry Pass Individuals
Hurricane Re-Entry Passes are issued by the Wrightsville Beach Police Department and are available for pick up starting April 1st of each year. Passes may be obtained at the front desk of the Police Department Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., excluding holidays. Passes should be retained for the duration of the season. For additional details, please call the Wrightsville Beach Police Department at 910-256-7945.