Emergency Access Permit: For Town Residents and Businesses

emergency-access-permitIn an effort to prevent looting and burglary after a large-scale mandatory evacuation, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office and Redington Shores have joined forces to provide free Emergency Access Permits external site to all businesses and residents. The Barrier Island Reentry Program is voluntary and nobody is required to obtain a permit.  The permit facilitates reentry and we strongly encourage residents and business owners to obtain the permits they may easily reenter after an evacuation.

There are nine entry points to the barrier islands. Access will be limited based on the closest entry point to your residence.

You will be asked to hang the permit from your vehicle’s rearview mirror for re-entry post-evacuation. When the order is lifted, law enforcement posted at city entrances will scan the barcode on your permit to verify your residence.

With your help, we will be able to keep trespassers from easily accessing your property.

Contact Town Clerk Mary Palmer to learn more about receiving your free permit by calling (727) 397-5538.