(HATTERAS) - The summer season is here, and with it comes the deadline for Ocracoke residents, businesses and vendors to secure their 2014 Priority Passes for the Hatteras Inlet ferry route.
Vendors and businesses must verify that they are a provider of a service to Ocracoke and may apply for a priority pass if their company travels to Ocracoke at least twice a week, every week. An application must be obtained at the Hatteras terminal, appropriately filled out and then approved by the Ferry Division before a sticker is issued and picked up by the vendor. The process to obtain the sticker takes at least one week and passes are canceled if the sticker is not picked up at the ferry office within three weeks of the date of application.
If a business misses the June 6 priority pass deadline, priority status will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Ocracoke residents will still continue to obtain their priority passes from the Ocracoke ferry terminal.
For further information, please contact the Hatteras terminal at 252-986-2353.