Currituck commissioners approves beach parking permits

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CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — The Currituck County Board of Commissioners approved an ordinance that would require visitors to get a pass before they can park on the county‚Äôs beaches.

On Monday, the County Board of Commissioners voted 5-1 to require beach parking permits for non-residents. This will start the Friday before Memorial Day run through Labor Day.Related:Currituck looks into requiring beach parking passes for visitors

The county listed several several key provisions of the measure online:

  • All county residents and property owners may receive a free beach parking permit for each vehicle they own by providing proof of ownership and current liability insurance. The permits will be issued specific to each vehicle.
  • County residents who live north of the North Beach Access Ramp may obtain two additional permits. These permits will not be specific to a motor vehicle and may be used by guests of the resident.
  • Owners of a property located north of the North Beach Access Ramp that is in a rental program may receive two additional permits. These are not specific to motor vehicles and may be used by renters staying at the property.
  • All others must pay a fee for a beach parking permit. These permits will be available for purchase from the Tourism Department on a temporary or seasonal basis. Fees will be $50 for a 10-day parking pass and $150 for a seasonal pass.

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