CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Officials in Currituck County say they are preparing to defend its new ordinance requiring beach parking permits against a recent lawsuit.
The county said in a news release Thursday its defense is a response to a lawsuit that was filed by an off-road vehicle group — which is seeking a court order to end enforcement of the new fees.
Currituck’s ordinance was approved earlier this year, and requires anyone who is not a resident to buy a parking pass for a 13-mile stretch of beaches. Non-residents must pay $50 for a 10-day pass or $150 for a seasonal pass.
County officials said the goal behind the ordinance was to enhance public safety and control the number of vehicles on the beach.
“Currituck County will vigorously defend its ordinance,” Dan Scanlon, Currituck County Manager, said in a statement “The County believes this complaint is without merit and we will continue to work towards the enhancement of public safety on the north beach.”
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