Off-road vehicle parking passes for the Currituck County beaches for this summer are available starting today.
Passes to park a vehicle on the beaches north of Corolla are required from the Friday before Memorial Day until Labor Day. Driving on the beach to reach the Swan Beach and Carova Beach communities does not require a permit.
The Currituck parking pass is not the same as the ORV permit issued by the National Park Service, which is required to drive on the beaches south of Nags Head in Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
Currituck residents and property owners are granted free ORV parking passes, while visitors must purchase passes good for 10 consecutive days for $50, or a season pass for $150.
No permit application or beach parking regulations certificate will be required this year. County residents may receive their free permits with a valid ID and proof of residency, such as a tax record or utility bill.
Visitors must have a valid ID and license plate number to purchase a permit.
Permits will not be mailed, and are available for pick-up at the Moyock Welcome Center or the Corolla Visitors Center.
Distribution will be done outdoors with sneeze guards and hand sanitizer at each station, and customers are asked to wear a face mask if possible.
More information can be found online at www.ParkingOnTheBeach.com, or call either the Moyock (252-435-2947) or Corolla (252-453-9612) location.